Mrs. Twist Reads This is taking a hiatus from meeting in December, but we are still moving ahead with reading an inspiring book to prepare us for 2020.

The Moment of Lift is a debut novel from Melinda Gates, a timely and necessary call to action for women’s empowerment.

“How can we summon a moment of lift for human beings – and especially for women? Because when you lift up women, you lift up humanity.”

For the last twenty years, Melinda Gates has been on a mission to find solutions for people with the most urgent needs, wherever they live. Throughout this journey, one thing has become increasingly clear to her: If you want to lift a society up, you need to stop keeping women down.

In this moving and compelling book, Melinda shares lessons she’s learned from the inspiring people she’s met during her work and travels around the world. As she writes in the introduction, “That is why I had to write this book―to share the stories of people who have given focus and urgency to my life. I want all of us to see ways we can lift women up where we live.”

Melinda’s unforgettable narrative is backed by startling data as she presents the issues that most need our attention―from child marriage to lack of access to contraceptives to gender inequity in the workplace. And, for the first time, she writes about her personal life and the road to equality in her own marriage. Throughout, she shows how there has never been more opportunity to change the world―and ourselves.

Writing with emotion, candor, and grace, she introduces us to remarkable women and shows the power of connecting with one another.

When we lift others up, they lift us up, too.

Here is a special surprise – we will unpack what we’ve learned when we gather in January and review the seven lessons Melinda learned while writing her book.  Join me on Saturday, January 4, 2020, from 10 a.m. – Noon for brunch and a very special workshop entitled 2020: What’s Your Vision in the Next Decade.

Together, we’ll look back at 2019 to review your wins and misses, and we will look ahead to focus on your hopes for the new year. You’ll go home with a list of new intentions, a personal success mantra, and a special keepsake reminder of our time together.

Event is free for Book Club members; Non-members: $10 (includes brunch and materials).  To register, visit this link. Space is limited.  This would be the perfect Christmas present for a girlfriend or your mom.

Want to join our book club? If you are local to Fort Worth, feel free to join us.  Even if you aren’t local to my area, you can join our book club, membership is free, through Bookmovement.  By signing up, you will receive notifications on our upcoming meetings and the books we will be reading.  Plus, you can create your personal queue of books you want to read outside of our group and find out new releases and trends in all genres of books.  Friends are always welcome.

No matter where you live, we’d love to have you join our community of women spending more time reading and less time using technology.  Join our movement!

Happy reading!