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Virtual Book Club: Untamed

Updated: Jul 1, 2020

We had been looking forward to starting a virtual book club for a while now and knowing that its finally come to life is really exciting. So, if you want to join in on the fun scroll down to learn more about our latest read, Untamed by Glennon Doyle.

Here's a quick synopsis of the book:

Soulful and uproarious, forceful, and tender, Untamed is both an intimate memoir and a galvanizing wake-up call. It is the story of how one woman learned that a responsible mother is not one who slowly dies for her children, but one who shows them how to fully live. It is the story of navigating divorce, forming a new blended family, and discovering that the brokenness or wholeness of a family depends not on its structure but on each member’s ability to bring her full self to the table. And it is the story of how each of us can begin to trust ourselves enough to set boundaries, make peace with our bodies, honor our anger and heartbreak, and unleash our truest, wildest instincts so that we become women who can finally look at ourselves and say: There she is

Where you can buy it:

Book Club Details:

We are officially meeting for the first time this week with our book club members and because we know that everyone's schedule can get hectic during this time, we wanted to share our book club questions with all of you. That way, if decide to purchase the book too, you can follow along at your own pace.

DM us @bambinadiaries if you have any questions and stay tuned each week as we update this blog with new questions.

Book Club Questions

Part 1 & 2

- Did you know anything about the author or read her other books before reading Untamed?

-Thoughts on the hook and the opening scene of the book at the zoo? Can you relate?

- Do you look to others to make decisions? Do you do research? Do you think balance exists between the two? (the scene with the therapist and the advice she gave)

- Thoughts on the idea that women should be grateful for what they have and shouldn't rock the boat. Also, the idea that men don't live up to the same standards and normally get praised for things MOTHERS do specifically. 

- Were you surprised by the intense first meeting of her and Abby? 

- What is your favorite metaphor used by the author so far in the book?

- Is there a specific "Key" that she references in section two that hit closer to home than the others? - Feel, Know, Imagine, or Let it Burn.

- In section two the author discusses embracing one’s Knowing. What is Knowing for you?Have you found it yet or are you still looking for it?

Part 3

-The author talks about her ache - what's your ache? Do you have one?

-The author compares herself in different stages in her life, particularly her 20s vs her 30s. Can you relate? How do you feel about your 20s vs 30s?

- Mention the story of Mona Lisa's smile and Alicia Keys.

- What is your version of "brave" and do you ever feel like doing things you know aren't right just to be "brave"? (When she takes her daughters to get their ears pierced). pg 105

- Are you an "Erika"? Do you dismiss yourself?

- What are your surface desires? Have you felt yourself doing this?

- Who or what is your "Touch Tree"? pg. 143

- What was your memo when you gave birth to your child(ren)? Did you feel it was different with each child?

- Raising girls vs. boys?

- Her journey of acceptance, specifically with her mom.

- How do you feel about Glennon's parenting mantra when she says that we should focus less on telling our children who they should be and more on asking who they already are? (page 232)

-What do you think about the conversation between Abby and Glennon regarding her decision to choose herself over God, the Church, and her Mom at a young age? (Knots Chapter)

-Who are you as a woman? Do you define yourself by your current roles or do you define yourself based on what you love and makes you come alive? (page 303-304)

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