Read more. Read well.
Well-Read Mom accompanies women in the reading of great books and spiritual classics to encourage personal growth, friendship, and meaningful conversations in order to explore the human condition and re-orient ourselves to what is good, beautiful, and true.
In Well-Read Mom, women read more and read well. Our hope is to deepen the awareness of meaning hidden in each woman's daily life, to elevate the cultural conversation, and revitalize reading literature from books.
We accompany each other, staying together in our reading. In the local groups we read, compare and share literature that helps us explore the human condition and re-orients us to the good, the beautiful and the true on our journey.
More about our method:
Accompany: As we accompany one another, there is accountability, support and a sense of belonging that helps to foster the habit of regular reading. Staying on pace together, reading the same books across the nation, facilitates awareness of a wider and deeper cultural conversation.
Read: We give ourselves permission to find time and space to read the selected literature, allowing it to penetrate our mind and heart.
Compare: We enter into the drama of the story, and examine our own questions as they come forth, asking “What does this mean for my life?”
Share: We first listen to the WRM prepared monthly audio, and then discuss the book, offering something of ourselves through sharing personal insights and experiences, as well as conversation and questions that arise from the text.
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.