2020 Book Club Selections

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Did you know 2020 will mark the fifth year of the Simple Scrapper Book Club, the only non-fiction discussion group exclusively for scrapbookers? With each selection, we seek to apply the author’s wisdom to improving the hobby we love so much.

If you enjoy books about self-improvement, creativity, happiness, and storytelling, this is the club for you. Here’s what we have planned for next year:

January | Big Dreams, Daily Joys by Elisa Blaha Cripe
Strengthen your goal-setting skills with this colorfully illustrated yet practical guide.

February | Indistractable by Nir Eyal
Build a habit of focus with psychology-based approaches and innovative strategies.

March | Decluttering at the Speed of Life by Dana K. White
Tackle your home’s clutter, inside and out, with clever tricks, humor, and realism.

April | The Art of Noticing by Rob Walker
Discover how to wake up to the world around you and renew your creative spark.

May | The Art of Making Memories by Meik Wiking
Dig into the science of memory as you learn how to be more present in everyday life.

June | They Left Us Everything by Plum Johnson
Journey through the stuff of the past and the emotions of the present in this memoir.

July | Digital Minimalism by Cal Newport
Make a plan to reimagine and realign your technology habits with your goals and values.

August | Start Finishing by Charlie Gilkey
Master the art of finishing projects with actionable insights and a clear path forward. 

September| Don’t Overthink It by Anne Bogel
Learn how to escape analysis paralysis and make decisions with positivity and purpose.

October | Find Your Artistic Voice by Lisa Congdon
Develop and embrace your unique creative perspective with genuine confidence.

November | When by Daniel H. Pink
Learn how to take smarter, more effective action amidst the ups and downs of life.

December | Permission Granted by Melissa Camara Wilkins
Discover simple, soul-filling strategies to live with deeper authenticity and purpose.

We release a free discussion guide at the beginning of the month so that you can read with a scrapbooker’s perspective in mind and start discussing the book in the blog comments. Then, at the end of the month, our Book Club chat takes place in the My Simple Scrapper community.

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  1. Carmelle Landreville

    Those books look very interesting. I’m anxious to read them Carmelle

  2. Maggie Clark

    I love this list.

  3. Katherine Kelley

    Great list! A few are already in my Kindle from suggestions from other great folks!

    If anyone wants to read a few more that have tidbits applicable to our memory keeping lifestyle & journey – here are 2 more I’m reading now & recommend: 1) Ultralearning by Scott Young (preface by author of Atomic Habits) and 2) The Circulation Solution by Matt Baier (a colleague whom I’ve worked on some projects with) – about organizing.

    • Teaching Assistant - Kim Edsen

      Oooh, I really enjoyed Atomic Habits, so will definitely check out Ultralearning and I’ve never met an organizing book I didn’t want to read. Thanks for the suggestions!

  4. Susan Triggs-Rhuda

    I’m excited about the book selections this year! Great variety and something for everyone!

  5. Rebecca Kilgore

    Looking forward to being a more active participant in 2020.


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