10 Hot Picks for Your Bookclub

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When it comes to playtime, we all have our favourite indulgences – shopping, dancing, movies, sports…Author Joy Fielding loves to play golf and bridge (when she’s not gazing upon her new grandson, that is).

But some mummies (like me) just want to play between the covers…of a good book! I know you’re busy, and I know that when that monthly bookclub meeting comes around, and it’s your turn to suggest the next great read, sometimes it’s a scramble to come up with something delectable.

So here are a few options to make your next bookclub an affair to remember.

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10 Hot Picks for Your Bookclub

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