Heart and Soul 🌷

by | Jul 1, 2020 | The Walking Book Club

Hope everyone had a Cupcake Moment or two this past weekend!

The Walking Book Club savored a bunch!

The Walking Book Club cupcake moments

On Saturday, we held our second Heart and Soul book chat.

After the success of our chat with New York Times #1 bestselling author Jenaine Cummins and narrator, Yareli Azremndi, the idea of combining deeper discussion with a philanthropic effort took root.

Our second conversation was held in support of The Whitney Plantation Museum in conjunction with The Book of Lost Friends discussion.

The dialogue was enriched tenfold by Ashley Rogers, executive director of the museum, who was gracious enough to join us. It was truly a gift to be able to learn from an expert in slavery in the South. She educated us on the history of slave names, the role and heartache of female slaves, and the important work of the museum.

“The Whitney Plantation Museum is the only plantation with an exclusive focus on slavery,” Rogers shared.


The Walking Book Club Lisa Wingate
The surprise Cupcake Moment was Lisa Wingate joining our call.

The NYT bestselling author of The Book of Lost Friends and Before We Were Yours popped in and shared how her family’s roots in education influenced the character of Benny.

I’m still savoring the conversation.

I’m also thrilled to announce that Lisa Wingate will be returning for our third Heart and Soul book chat to support Feeding America, which supplies food banks nationwide, on Thursday, Sept. 17 at 7 p.m. EDT, 11 p.m. GMT.

Other important updates for The Walking Book Club:

The Walking Book Club July selections

July 2020 TWBC Round

Our new round starts today and the group selections are pictured here. Pick one, or all three, or something completely different if these don’t grab your interest. Just be sure it motivates you to move and engages your mind and body.

Now is the perfect time to invite a friend or two to join you.

By the way, unbeknownst to me when the audiobooks were selected, The Dearly Beloved and Godshot have themes of faith, which could make for a lively discussion if you can do both.

FYI, Cara Wall will be joining us for our chat on her book, The Dearly Beloved.

The Walking Book Club July selections

Sneaker Ratings

Please give your Sneaker Ratings for the last round in the Discussion Group or email me directly with your thoughts.

We rate our group selections on Motivation to Move, Quality of Narration and Overall Experience.

You can find our past Sneaker Ratings here.

The Walking Book Club July selections


Please join our #milesandminutes just-for-fun challenge to circumnavigate the globe.

Keep track of your miles, kilometers, steps or active minutes to help us symbolically visit our members all over the world!

Hope to see and connect with you in our discussion group.



The Walking Book Club Online Discussion Groups

SUN, JULY 19, 2020

Book Chat with author of The Dearly Beloved, Cara Wall

04:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Register in advance here >

THURS, SEPT 17, 2020

Book Chat with author of The Book of Lost Friends and Before We Were Yours, Lisa Wingate

07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Please make a donation here >

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