For The Moms and Dads Who Love To Read…The MMC Book Club

The MMC Book Club was founded in August 2017 as an online community for book lovers. We started out with just our team members and have slowly grown to include members around the world.

Our book selections are varied in genre and theme. From classics to the newest must-read book, we cover a little of everything. Because that is what our book club is – readers of many ages, backgrounds, preferences, and locations. 

I like to brag that it is the most low maintenance book club you will ever be a part of! Our members can read a monthly selection or not; they can contribute to online questions or ignore them entirely; they can ask questions or never say a thing. If you are interested in joining our book club, click here. Follow our page and join us!

Here are the monthly reviews of our books, with commentary from our members and even a few author interviews. Come back every month to see what we are reading!


Book Club Review: A Burning

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Teaching Mindfulness For Healthy Kids, Inside and Out

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Friday Favorites – Alexandra’s Favorite Subscription Boxes for Kids

I discovered subscription boxes five years ago and have tried several of them. My favorite part about these boxes is that you can find a variety of themes and topics [...]

July Book Club: The Four Winds

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May Book Club: Such a Fun Age

How often have you run into a grocery store or convenience store late at night, searching for a quick snack, the team snacks you need at 6 AM the next […]

April Book Club: In Sight of the Mountain + Interview with Jamie McGillen

If you have ever lived or been stationed near Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington, you know “the mountain.” It is Mount Rainier, the snowy volcano that towers at over 14,000 […]

March Book Club: The Vanishing Half

  Are you a twin? I remember feeling envious of twins growing up. I felt like they had an almost supernatural connection, and I thought the idea of having a […]

February Book Club: Valentine

When we hear the word “valentine,” we usually think of a holiday about love. It might evoke images of Cupid and pink cards; cute projects and parties during grade school; […]

January Book Club: Homegoing

I heard about Homegoing a few years ago. It sat on my TBR bookshelf. It called to me, with a vibrant orange cover and the summary on the back of […]

Friday Favorites: Dani’s New Year, New Things To Try

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December Book Club: The Huntress

Many of us in the MMC Book Club love historical fiction. It’s an entertaining way to learn about events and times in the world through the eyes of fictional characters. […]

A Year of Books: The MMC Book Club 2020 Reading Challenge

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November Book Club: Becoming

We all know who Michelle Obama is. Former First Lady of the United States, wife, mother, healthy food and lifestyle advocate, speaker, attorney…her titles seem endless. Yet in her autobiography […]

October Book Club: Final Flight Final Fight

When you hear the term WASP, what do you think of? If your first thought was not about the Women Airforce Service Pilots, don’t fret. It’s something I had not […]

September Book Club: A Woman Is No Man

I enjoy reading stories that are fiction yet based in real life. The events may be altered, and the names may be entirely fake. The settings and the plot are […]

August Book Club: Mrs. Everything

Jennifer Weiner is an accomplished fiction author. I have read several of her books, and they all include women who overcome trials and or adversity in many forms. These women […]

Friday Favourites: Fantasy Books to Get Lost In

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July Book Club: A Good Marriage

You’ve heard it before: every marriage or relationship has its ups and downs. Its lows and highs. Its triumphs and failures. And its secrets. But this month’s book asks us, […]

June Book Club: Queenie

In this book club, most of us are mothers. We may or may not be married. We may be younger or older in age. We may even be a father! […]

May Book Club: The Testaments

But among these bloody fingerprints are those made by ourselves, and these can’t be wiped away so easily. Over the years I’ve buried a lot of bones; now I’m inclined […]

April Book Club: The Catcher in the Rye

For book club this month, I chose The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger. I originally chose it because I assumed most of us would have read this classic […]

February Book Club: My Friend Anna

You are out with a group of friends, eating dinner or getting a drink. The bill comes along, and a friend offers to get it for the group. You all […]

December Book Club: The Alice Network

We. Love. Historical. Fiction. I knew that The Alice Network by Kate Quinn had to be a pick for our book club. The reviews were great, every other book nerd […]

November Book Club: The Last Romantics (and a Surprise Interview)

“This then is the true lesson: There is nothing romantic about love. Only the most naive believe it will save them. Only the hardiest of us will survive it. And […]

August Book Club: The Library Book by Susan Orlean

When you hear the word library, what is the first thought or image that comes to mind?  I picture shelves upon shelves of books. I see people of all ages […]

July Book Club: Nine Perfect Strangers

When I think of a luxury wellness resort, I conjure up images of calm and serenity. I see spa treatments and carefully curated, nutritious meals. I imagine yoga, meditation, and […]

June Book Club: The Immortalists

The Immortalists: It is 1969 New York City, and the Gold children are looking for a little fun. Word had spread through the Lower East Side of a psychic woman […]

May Book Club: Educated by Tara Westover

Imagine that your very first day of school was at the age of seventeen. This is the age that Tara Westover, the author of Educated, entered her first classroom.  Tara […]

April Book Club: The Tattooist of Auschwitz

It is a familiar tale. Boy meets girl, boy pursues girl, boy and girl fall in love and live happily ever after. But in The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather […]

Library Love: How I Traded Scrolling for Stories and Curbed My Social Media Use

  I always loved reading. There were three children’s books that I read (by memory, is that still reading?) to my dad every night for at least a year or […]

March Book Club: At Home in the World

Imagine this: you are offered the chance to travel the world for 9 months. You can work remotely, thus providing an income during your travel. You can visit anywhere and […]

February Book Club: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine

I’m fine. Everything is fine. We are fine. How often do we repeat these sentences? More importantly, how often are they accurate and honest? In our February book club pick, […]

January Book Club: Raven of the Sea and an Interview with Author Stacey Reynolds

Romance novels often get a bad rap. Book snobs (like myself, I will admit) tend to label them poorly and eschew the genre entirely. But Stacey Reynolds, author of Raven […]

December Book Club: The Perfect Mother

The perfect mother: a title bestowed upon the best moms and coveted by many. This woman can balance everything. Her children are carefully dressed and well-behaved. She can manage a […]

November Book Club: The Favorite Sister

As we enter the holiday months – with all the parties, commitments, and celebrations – I wanted to give our book club a lighter read. The Favorite Sister by Jessica […]

The Busy Mom’s Guide to Finding Time to Read

As a mom, it’s difficult to find time to read. When I was a kid, I was always reading. I loved fiction and poetry. I devoured both the classics and […]

October Book Club: Girl, Wash Your Face!

Have you heard of this month’s book? A book that everyone claims is a “must” read? A book that seems to pop up in conversations and social media constantly? One […]

September Book Club: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

In its most simple definition, a book club is comprised of a group of people drawn together to read. The members can share their interpretations and opinions; food and drinks […]

August Book Club: Little Fires Everywhere

Parents know that rules are necessary. Rules keep order in the chaos of raising children; they provide structure and expectations; they are the yardstick to measure anything from behavior to […]

May Book Club: Beneath a Scarlet Sky

If you are reading along with our Military Moms Blog Book Club, you know that our monthly selections are a variety. Our selections range between fiction and nonfiction, and our […]

5 Reasons to Take The Kids to Your Local Library This Summer

  I’m a book nerd through and through. I have ALWAYS enjoyed nothing more than losing myself in a good story. In an effort to pass this passion along to […]

April Book Club: The Invention of Wings

I admit – I judge a book by its cover. I know, all our parents and grandparents have advised us against this (and we are probably telling our children this […]

March Book Club: A Stranger in the House

It was all about the title for our March book club selection, A Stranger in the House, by Shari Lapena. A little intrigue, a little mystery, and some good cover […]

MilMB’s Book Club Presents an Interview with Candice Curry, Author of “The Con Man’s Daughter”

Tragedy, neglect, addiction, manipulation – all these words can describe “The Con Man’s Daughter” by Candice Curry. Yet, this memoir is so much more than this. It is a story […]

January Book Club: Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie

“‘As you yourself have said, what other explanation can there be?’ Poirot stared straight ahead of him. ‘That is what I ask myself,’ he said. ‘That is what I never […]

January Book Club Questions

If you are like us, you are finally getting back into what is normal life after the holidays. Between the holiday parties, school events, days off, and the massive amounts of […]

December Book Club Discussion Questions

I know that December is a busy month for all of us. Between school functions, concerts, work parties, holiday traditions, and time with family and friends, it’s a miracle that […]

November Book Club: When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

When our MilMB Book Club chose When Breath Becomes Air for our November book club choice, I knew that this would be a thoughtful and intellectual memoir. I had many friends […]

November Book Club Discussion Questions

Military Moms Blog presents …. the MilMB Book Club! For our November book club selection, we chose “When Breath Becomes Air” by Paul Kalanithi. In this slim and beautifully-written memoir, […]

Presenting Military Moms Blog Book Club!

Our team of contributors and founders are avid readers and writers.  A book club seems like a necessity, right? We can all choose a book, read it, discuss it, and […]

Don’t Be Rude; Please RSVP!

I dropped by my neighbor’s house the other day and was pleasantly surprised when she offered me the cutest little dessert. She had a whole tray of them sitting on […]