Book Club

NIRMV 1-2-3 Inspirational Book Club

To spotlight our Recommended Reading List books, NIRMV is sponsoring a book club! Earn points and enter to win a $25 gift card.

Launch selection book: If I Live to be 100: Lessons from the Centenarians by Neenah Ellis

How It Works
Get one entry in a drawing for a $25 gift card for each 15 points earned. Earn two entries for 20 or more points. Drawing will be held on Tuesday, December 10, 2019. Decision of judging team is final.

Traditional Way To Earn Points

1st month (September)

To earn 5 points:

 1. Read (or reread) the launch selection book:

2. Email a book review to NIRMV at

2nd month (October)

To earn 5 points, attend related event or participate in a related experience.

3rd month (December)

To earn 5 points, participate in a related discussion about the book or share it.


  • Earn 2 points by emailing related photos to NIRMV.
  • Earn 3 points if your photo is selected for posting on the NIRMV website or social media.
Nominations for future lists can also be emailed for consideration at any time.

Happy reading and good luck!

Call 313-778-1550 for additional information. Want to share the news? Download the NIRMV 1-2-3 Book Club flier (PDF)

And the Winner is...
Thanks to the generosity of  author Neenah Ellis, NIRMV had a special contest to give away some extra-special tapes.

NIRMV is happy to announce contest winner info. Hassan El-Amin is thrilled to be one of the winners selected to receive an NPR interview tape linked to our last NIRMV 1-2-3 Book Club selection. The tape features author Neenah Ellis chatting with NIRMV Ultimate Inspirational Role Model Louisiana Hines. Hines was one of two Detroiters spotlighted in two chapters of If I Live to Be 100: Lessons from the Centenarians, an international bestseller by Ellis. The book was written after Ellis received positive responses and reviews for her One Hundred Year of Stories NPR series. The lucky tape winner said he felt honored and has already listened to it several times.