Thursday, November 13, 2014
The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe
I hope that this month finds you reading many great reads and enjoying the wonderful weather that we are experiencing!
This month’s book is a debut book by Will Schawlbe called The End of Your Life Book Club. This is the inspiring true story of a son and his mother, who start a “book club” that brings them together as her life comes to a close. Over the next two years, Will and Mary Anne carry on conversations that are both wide-ranging and deeply personal, prompted by an eclectic array of books and a shared passion for reading. Their list jumps from classic to popular, from poetry to mysteries, from fantastic to spiritual. The issues they discuss include questions of faith and courage as well as everyday topics such as expressing gratitude and learning to listen. Throughout, they are constantly reminded of the power of books to comfort us, astonish us, teach us, and tell us what we need to do with our lives and in the world. Reading isn’t the opposite of doing; it’s the opposite of dying.
I have to admit, as an avid reader I was in tears throughout various parts of this book. Along the way I found many good “reads” that I have added to my list of books that I want to read. As with all the other books that have been selected, I encourage you to read this book or at least add it to your list of books to read.
Until next time…happy reading!