Your Questions About The Mother-daughter Book Club

Lisa asks…

Can you help me create a name for a blog about books?

I am passionate about children and young adult books and would like to start a blog about books and book clubs for that age group. As a volunteer, I oversee the book clubs at the local elementary school and am the coordinator for and member of a couple of mother-daughter book clubs. I attend children and young adult literature seminars. My blog would include recommended book lists (and links to the books), helpful tips for book clubs and books/book club information, in general. I need a creative, fun, catchy name! Thanks for your help

richmama answers:

Pages and Pages
Talking Volumes About Books
Readers for Life
A Bookish Life

Lizzie asks…

Good books anyone????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!?

Hi there! I’m in the need of a good book. Some of my favorites are
Sisterhood of the traveling pants
The Clique
Monster High
Mother Daughter Book Club
Red Blazer Girls
Kari and Lucas Mysteries
Black Duck
Westing Game
13th Season
I’m live on a farm in minnesota and we are going into the town of grand rapids to get some blankets and winter clothes. Oh I’m a girl that is 13 and my little sister is 12 ans we are pretty much the same beside her birthday is tomarrow and mine is today.

richmama answers:

The Hunger Games…Best books ever!

Donald asks…

Where do the mother/daughter in Joy Luck Club sit around the table? REALLY NEED HELP!!!!?

I need to know where the mother and their daughters sit in the maj john (or whatever its called) table. Do they sit in the North, East, South, or West area?

I can’t find it anywhere in the book, its supposed to be in the first section of the book.

richmama answers:

I just returned this book to the library.
Suyuan Woo (and then her daughter Jing-Mei Woo) sits at the Eastern side. (In response to the previous answerer – while the novel is based on truth, it is not an autobiography. Amy Tan is not in the story.)
I forget who else sat where, but it was near the end of the first chapter (Jing-Mei Woo: The Joy Luck Club), it’s mentioned just before Jing-Mei sits at the mahjong table with her mother’s friends.
Hope this helps.

Linda asks…

Is my mom going too far? What do I do?

She’s part of this book club with mothers, daughters, & their friends. Anyways she has thrown aside my dad to pursue a relationship with Edward or Jacob from Twilight, she is so obsessed she is considering divorcing my poor dad. She makes out with a cardboard cut out of edward & has a blow up doll looking like jacob. It’s totally creepy & gross when she fantasizes.

I’m a girl but I hate twilight, & not part of my mom’s book club or twihard orgy. I prefer reading other stories & movies. Anyways my dad is crying in the corner & getting drunk because his wife no longe loves him. What do I do?

richmama answers:


As someone else said, I think you have it backwards.
It sounds to me like your dad may have an alchahol problem. You’re mother can’t stand it and goes to bookclub. She gets obsessed with Twilight only because she can’t love your father anymore because he’s not himself when he;s drunk. Think of it…

Your mom may have a mental illness… I fogot what it’s called, but it’s when you either believe things that obviously aren’t true… And when you love something that is obvioiusly fake….

What you should od is talk to both of them, your Momma and your Dad.

If that doesn’t work…
Burn her books. You might get grownded, but it’ll help her obsession. It’ll help your parent’s marriage.

Good luck, hon.

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Your Questions About The Mother Daughter Book Club

William asks…

What story is about the changing of the Chinese generations, mother and Daughter?

I took a Terra Nova for this school, and in one section was a story about this lady and her family. How her mom and Pa moved to the states to get away from the Vietnam War. Well, the girl wrote a book about four old Chinese women, who had daughters. These four women survived the Vietnam War and had a little club, and their daughters found them kinda foolish(since the daughters were in a new generation). Well one of the women die and her daughter takes her place, finding out that is wasn’t really foolish, and that the group of women recieve a letter from her sisters(who she didn’t know about) in back in Vietnam.

I hope this is a good summery, thanks so much for all your answers!!


richmama answers:

I think you are talking about the joy luck club by Amy Tan. One difference from your account and this book is that the women are Chinese, not Vietnamese.

Joseph asks…

In the book Joy Luck Club, are there lessons that the mothers learn from the daughters?

i know that the mothers teach the daughters, but how about the other way around?

richmama answers:

Try these links, they should be able to assist in any question you could conceivably ask :

James asks…

I looking for a book featured on Oprahs Book Club and I’m not sure of the Title or Author !!?

It was a book that was made into a TV movie. About a mother and daughter in a small town. The daughter ends up having an affair with her teacher. I think I remember her mother cutting off all of the daughters hair.

richmama answers:

Here is a link to the exact page where you can find a list of Oprah’s Book Club selections. Just select a book from the list, and you can see a bit about each title. You may find more to read than just the one you are looking for!


Best of luck, and happy reading!

Mark asks…

In the book joy luck club by amy tan what did the daughters learn frome the mothers and vice versa?

I’m just a bit stumped…

richmama answers:

It’s by Amy Tan. . . It probably isn’t worth your time thinking about. Her only piece worth reading is a memoir called “Fish Cheeks.”

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Your Questions About Mother Daughter Book Club Series

Joseph asks…

Books for a thirteen year old girl?

I am a thirteen year old girl and really need help finding books. I love books and reading, but it seems like when I go to the bookstore, there’s just nothing there for me anymore. There are a few series that I like, but once I read the new books that come out in those, it is like there is nothing to read.

I lovelovelove the Canterwood Crest books by Jessica Burkhart, Eleven, Twelve, Thirteen, and Peace, Love, and Baby Ducks by Lauren Myracle, The Wedding Planner’s Daughter series by Coleen Paratore, The Mother Daughter Book Club series, and many more books like that. If you have any reccomendations, please let me know – I would really appreciate the help.

Also, if they could be age appropriate without being overly childish, which I know is really hard, that would be a really nice added bonus.

Thank you!

richmama answers:

The Clique by Lisi Harrison
This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen
City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
The Princes Diaries by Meg Cabot
The Ashleys by Melissa de la Cruz
TTYL by Lauren Myracle( maybe you already read that)
Pretty Little Liars by Sara Shepard
Megan Meade’s Guide to the McGowan Boys by Kate Brian
Gossip Girl by Cecil Von Zigezar
The A-list by Zoey Dean

Mary asks…

In the book “The Joy Luck Club”, by Amy Tan, it is just a series of stories from the mothers and daughters?

When I check out the book I thought it was going to be something like “The Kitchen God’s Wife”. Could some1 tell me, if so, without telling me the ending.

richmama answers:

The story is about mothers and daughters, and their relationships to each other. It intertwines many times, and at times this can make reading it somewhat confusing, but believe me it is a good read!

Chris asks…

What are some good romace books for a 15 year old?

I am fifteen and i love romance books with action. It can be some what inappropriate, but not to much. Please write the name of the book and the author.

Here are the books I have read:
Twilight Series
Private Series
Clique Series
I’d tell you I love you, but then I’d have to kill you Series
The Ashleys Sereies
The Uglies Series
Talent Sereies
Inside Girl series
Pretty Little Liars Series
Sarah Dessen’s books
Take Me There
The Midnighters
Privilge Series
Perfect You
Kiss Me Kill Me
Mother Daughter Book Club
Break Up Bible
If i have a wicked stepmother wheres my prince

richmama answers:

Gossip Girl Books? (series)

Noughts and Crosses by Malorie Blackman? (series)

The Marked/ House of Night books? (series)

Hope you find some good books!

Richard asks…

A few good books for me…?

I am a 12 year old heavy reader, and I can’t think of any other books to read! Do you have any suggestions?

I have read the following books/series and I really enjoyed them:
-Twilight Saga (by Stephanie Meyer)
-The Mediator Series (by Meg Cabot)
-Wait Til Helen Comes (by Mary Downing Hahn)
-Night World Series (by L.J. Smith)
-The Last Song (by Nicholas Sparks)
-Dear John (by Nicholas Sparks)
-A Walk to Remember (by Nicholas Sparks)
MotherDaughter Book Club (by Heather Vogel Fredrick) — I will be getting the other two books in the series soon.
-Lock and Key (by Sarah Dessen) — In the middle of it now 🙂 it’s a good book so far.
-Jinx (by Meg Cabot)

As soon as I can get my hands on them, I will be reading these books:
-Dreamland (by Sarah Dessen)
-Just Listen (by Sarah Dessen)
-Keeping the Moon (by Sarah Dessen)
-Someone Like You (by Sarah Dessen)
-That Summer (by Sarah Dessen)
-The Truth About Forever (by Sarah Dessen)
-This Lullaby (by Sarah Dessen)

Also I have tried reading these books/series, but failed because of disinterest:
-Harry Potter Series (by J.K. Rowling) — Got through 100 pages of the first book.
-Vampire Diaries (by L.J. Smith) — After the first book, I stopped.
-1800-Where-R-You Series (by Meg Cabot) — After the first book, I stopped.

All is appreciated 🙂
I have also tried to read The Host by Stephanie Meyer, I got about 100 pages into the book.

richmama answers:

The Percy Jackson and The Olympians series.

WARNING: you won’t be able to stop reading these books once you start!

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