Let’s Read: Book Club

Hey, friends!  How’s it going?  Yesterday, I briefly mentioned an exciting announcement, so let’s get to it:  Jen and I have teamed up to start the Fitness and Frozen Grapes & Jen’s Best Life Book Club!


We’ll read one book each month, and since we’re both healthy living bloggers, we plan to select readings that address these types of themes:  think athletes’ biographies to trending wellness texts to food and nutrition best sellers.  Each month, our group will meet in New York City for a potluck gathering on a Sunday afternoon (obviously, food would be involved!), and there will be a virtual discussion component as well; on the following Tuesday, Jen and I will blog about the in-person discussion and include links to your digital book review if you choose to write one.  Oh, and we have an official hashtag too:  #FJBookClub!

So what will we read this month? Savor: Mindful Eating, Mindful Life.


We selected this book because intuitive eating is a popular topic these days, and plus, we both approach nutrition from an athletic standpoint—fueling our workouts, replenishing calories post-workout, etc.—and cleaning eating is important for peak performance.  Overall, we’re curious about intuitive eating, but we didn’t want a book that purely functioned as a how-to guide.

Here’s the Amazon.com description:

With the scientific expertise of Dr. Lilian Cheung in nutrition and Thich Nhat Hanh’s experience in teaching mindfulness the world over, Savor not only helps us achieve the healthy weight and well-being we seek, but also brings to the surface the rich abundance of life available to us in every moment.

If you’d like to join us, then just fill out this Google form.  We’ll send information about the NYC meet up, and we’ll also keep you posted on the virtual discussion and blog link-up.

So go sign up!

What’s the best book you’ve read this year?

29 responses to “Let’s Read: Book Club

  1. This sounds so fun! I love book clubs of any kind. I don’t think I could possibly pick the best book I’ve read this year. It’s too difficult!

  2. That’s exciting! I can get it on Kindle, so will buy it and readalong too!I guess I won’t fill out the form as am just too far away.

  3. COOL! I love book clubs! I joined one IRL, but I didn’t have time for it 🙁

    This, though, I totally have time for! I’m gonna go get the book today! Wish I could join the potluck – the food you make always looks so good!

  4. I live vicariously through your mad reading skills – I own the Hunger Games series on audio book and haven’t finished…le sigh

    • carriestevens

      You haven’t finished The Hunger Games yet?! Friend! I bet it would make you run faster if you listened to it during running workouts. 😉

  5. So excited about this!!!

    The best book I read this year was probably Life After Life. Really great — highly recommend it!

  6. Ah so cool- I read Hanh’s book in one of my religion classes in college! I love learning about mindfulness 🙂

  7. Ohhh sounds awesome. I know nothing about intuitive eating and love book clubs, maybe I’ll sign up!

    • carriestevens

      Yes, you should join us, Caitlyn! It will be fun to learn and read more about intuitive eating–and then get to “practice” it at our potluck. 🙂

  8. Sounds like a lot of fun! I will probably join you sometime.

  9. I love book clubs. It’s like an addiction to me. Hahaha. I would love to go to the meetup too, but chances of that working out…I dunno! Looking forward to reading it though. 🙂

    • carriestevens

      We’d love to have you! If you can swing a trip to NYC, then I know where you can stay. 😉

  10. Such a cool idea! Congrats on starting the book club. I love that you’ll be focusing on food/fitness related material too, totally applicable to the interests in the healthy living blog world. Great idea!

    • carriestevens

      Those types of books are fun to read, and like you wrote, totally applicable. Plus, a lot of these titles don’t feel like “reading” because they aren’t dense, which is definitely a good thing. 😉

  11. That spice blend sounds right up my alley!! I need to try making my own blend because I am always lazy and buy them 🙂

    • carriestevens

      It’s so convenient to make a huge batch at once–that way, it lasts a while. It’s more cost-effective too. 🙂

  12. Fun idea! Because of my book club I’m not going to join, but I may end up reading some of the books you suggest anyway 🙂

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