December’s Book Club Pick

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Welcome back to the Tranquility du Jour virtual book club!

From one bibliophile to another, let’s read stories that move us, make us think, and open up important conversations.

Together we read books and discuss them over in our TDJ Insider’s Facebook group and hopefully in person someday soon. You in? Hope so!

December Book

From Chronicle Books: Dolly Parton, Songteller: My Life in Lyrics is a landmark celebration of the remarkable life and career of a country music and pop culture legend.

As told by Dolly Parton in her own inimitable words, explore the songs that have defined her journey. Illustrated throughout with previously unpublished images from Dolly Parton’s personal and business archives.

Mining over 60 years of songwriting, Dolly Parton highlights 175 of her songs and brings readers behind the lyrics.

•   Packed with never-before-seen photographs and classic memorabilia
•   Explores personal stories, candid insights, and myriad memories behind the songs

Dolly Parton, Songteller: My Life in Lyrics reveals the stories and memories that have made Dolly a beloved icon across generations, genders, and social and international boundaries.

Containing rare photos and memorabilia from Parton’s archives, this book is a show-stopping must-have for every Dolly Parton fan.

•   Learn the history behind classic Parton songs like “Jolene,” “9 to 5,” “I Will Always Love You,” and more.
•   The perfect gift for Dolly Parton fans (everyone loves Dolly!) as well as lovers of music history and country

Add it to the shelf with books like Coat of Many Colors by Dolly Parton, The Beatles Anthology by The Beatles, and Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen.

Why I Chose It

Love me some Dolly! I recently watched Dolly Parton: Here I Am (highly recommend) and couldn’t wait for this latest release. She’s fierce, feisty, and also America’s sweetheart (who seems like she’d be the best friend ever)! She helped fund Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine, works to preserve the bald eagle, and promotes literacy through her Imagination Library. My copy arrives on Tuesday and I can’t wait to dive in. Join me and happy reading!

How to Join

Read the book and join us over on the TDJ Insider’s Facebook group. Want a hard copy? Here’s a list of Black-owned bookstores. Or download the book via an e-reader or Audible (use this link for a free 30-day trial and first book). Look for the pinned post about the book. I’ll share a few thoughts and prompts by mid-month and welcome you to share favorite quotes and takeaways throughout the month.