Well-Read Mom is more than a book club for women

It’s a way to accompany one another in reading the classics, great books,
and timeless spiritual works from the Western and Christian traditions in order to nurture our hearts and our moral imaginations.

Our passion is to help women make space for reading and reflection in their daily lives
and so we aim to create a place where they can come together to share
what they are learning through their reading.

Groups meet all over the country and abroad

You can search for a group in your area or start a new group. Groups determine a suitable day of the month, time, and location for their meetings. At the monthly meetings, groups discuss one book and are introduced to the following month’s selection.

A thoughtful set of resources

To enrich your reading and discussion of the books, we have created a thoughtful set of resources. The Reading Companion is a booklet filled with author biographies, reflections written by women in the Well-Read Mom community, and discussion questions. Two monthly audios are played at the start and conclusion of each meeting. One audio serves to kickstart the conversation and the second introduces the following month’s selection. Curious? Download a free sample of these resources.

We call these lovely resources Member Materials and they can be purchased as part of your membership. We ask that each woman that participates purchase her own materials. Your experience of the books will be enriched by having the Member Materials. Also, we are a non-profit so when you join as a member, your contribution funds everything we do. Find out more about why membership matters.

Books that push, provoke, and inspire

From My Antonia by American author Willa Cather to Anna Karenina by the Russian giant Leo Tolstoy, our book picks span genres. We read books that push, provoke, and inspire us to dive deeper into the plots of our own lives. Great writers become dear friends and we find ourselves seeing reality through their eyes, imbued with their insights.

We organize our reading by yearly themes and the books we pick are loosely inspired by this theme. At our Books page you can see and purchase past titles we’ve read and current ones we’re diving into.