By Natalie Centenera
It’s not just a love of reading that draws the Two Wells Book Club members to gather once a month, it’s a sharing of stories and emotional reactions to those stories that is inviting to each individual.
Countless people, of all ages, all over the world, are jumping on the bandwagon and joining a book club.
And it seems that our local book club has also gained momentum, growing to a record 10 members since its commencement almost 18 months ago.
The original four members of Bronwyn Sharpe, Christobel Crabb, Jenny Dowling and Anne Sawtell, are still in attendance and are delighted to see fresh faces bringing along new conversation and perspective.
A book that was handed out the previous month is informally discussed by taking turns, however, friendly interjection and contrary opinions can be gently conversed.
Book Club facilitator, Anne Sawtell, is delighted to see the success of the Book Club in Two Wells and as Library Services Coordinator of the District Council of Mallala, is confident that it is a service that will continue to be offered at the library for years to come.
Newest member of the book club, 31-year-old Laura Andrews, recently moved to Mallala, and as a mother of two young children was hoping to “actually make time to get back into reading, as well as meet new people”.
The books chosen for the group to read encourages the members to pick up a story or genre that they might not usually expose themselves to.
Most books chosen have had a very positive reaction and have come to be a much-loved favourite of the group.
Last month’s novel, The Art of Hearing Heartbeats by Jan-Philip Sendker, was another well received read, with many members confessing that they were unable to put it down.
The Two Wells Book Club meets at the Two Wells Library on the first Wednesday of every month at 5.30pm.