Hey, bookworm, want to know how to start a mother-daughter book club to help you stay connected as your paths diverge? Or maybe you've just moved back home and need to re-connect. Just sit down with Mom, answer the seven easy questions I have for you below, and get those covers cracking.
Mother-daughter relationships aren't one-size-fits-all, but every one is a complex weave of expectations and experiences. A mother-daughter book club probably won't magically fix a broken relationship with Mommy Dearest, but it can prove to be an excellent bonding experience for women who want to grow closer.
On that same note, if you start you book club on the wrong foot — with one of you in control of everything, say, or without consideration for another person's tastes — you could damage your existing relationship with your mom. You can usually avoid a bad book club experience by planning ahead and making others part of the conversation, however.
You'll notice there are book cover images accompanying the questions below, presented without any commentary on the plots inside. These are a few recommendations for your first mother-daughter book club picks. I've also included some links to other Bustle articles on books to read with your mom, so you won't want for reading inspiration.
Here's how to start your mother-daughter book club.