Welcome to the Since We Woke Up Book Club, starting March 2023! All are welcome, there are no fees, and the only rule is be kind, always.

Below you’ll find relevant links, an FAQ, and our master book list with all the books we’ve read.


You can find and engage with this virtual book club in a variety of ways.

Instagram: you’ll find lots of day to day thoughts of my own as I read in my stories and posts, as well as polls and questions where you can tell me what you’re thinking. This is the platform I spend most of my social media time on, and the easiest place to connect with me. Once a month, I will go live at a preset date and time and facilitate a discussion of our current book.

Goodreads: you can find both my personal author profile and the book club group hosted on this amazing interactive book site. Create your own profile and virtual bookshelves and meet other members of the club there to have more involved discussions in the forum.


How are books chosen? Books are chosen by the group! Before the start of the month, I will post questions and polls to get a general feel of what the group is wanting. Through a process of elimination, I will then narrow it down to a single majority vote. Note: at any time, there will likely be two books available for discussion, a fiction and non-fiction option. I tend to read multiple books at once, and this means more people can participate at a time.

How do I participate? It’s as easy as buying the book and reading! You choose your level of participation. Want to talk about the book as you read? Go to the Goodreads group and chat away in the forum. Want to help pick the books? Watch my stories for polls and questions. Want to simply have a good book list to refer to and read quietly along in the background? Check here once a month for the next book. Want to hear what everyone else is thinking of the book? Tune into the live chat and chime in with your thoughts. Everyone is welcome, at whatever level of participation they prefer.


Ready to read along? Check out our complete book list below to learn which book we’re currently reading along with what we’ve read in the past.

May 2023

Shadow and Bone
Leigh Bardugo

Orphaned and expendable, Alina Starkov is a soldier who knows she may not survive her first trek across the Shadow Fold―a swath of unnatural darkness crawling with monsters. But when her regiment is attacked, Alina unleashes dormant magic not even she knew she possessed. Now Alina will enter a lavish world of royalty and intrigue as she trains with the Grisha, her country’s magical military elite―and falls under the spell of their notorious leader, the Darkling. He believes Alina can summon a force capable of destroying the Shadow Fold. Welcome to Ravka, a world of science and superstition where nothing is what it seems.


April 2023

All The Light We Cannot See
Anthony Doerr

The beloved, “incandescent…luminous” (Oprah Daily) instant New York Times bestseller about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II. Doerr’s “stunning sense of physical detail and gorgeous metaphors” (San Francisco Chronicle) are dazzling. Deftly interweaving the lives of Marie-Laure and Werner, he illuminates the ways, against all odds, people try to be good to one another. Ten years in the writing, All the Light We Cannot See is a magnificent, deeply moving novel from a writer “whose sentences never fail to thrill” (Los Angeles Times).


March 2023

The Mountain is You: Transforming Self-Sabotage into Self Mastery
Brianna Wiest

This is a book about self-sabotage. Why we do it, when we do it, and how to stop doing it—for good. Coexisting but conflicting needs create self-sabotaging behaviors. This is why we resist efforts to change, often until they feel completely futile. But by extracting crucial insight from our most damaging habits, building emotional intelligence by better understanding our brains and bodies, releasing past experiences at a cellular level, and learning to act as our highest potential future selves, we can step out of our own way and into our potential.

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