Hey friends. Grab a glass of your favorite libation and let’s chat books. You may not know this about me, but I am an avid reader and self proclaimed bibliophile. I like fiction and can delve into any side of the spectrum, from Fifty Shades of Grey to The Help all the way to Divergent (all 3) and back to Me Before You I enjoy diving into a story, and I read it voraciously until I know how it ends. It is a blessing and curse!
One of my best friends and I have been chatting back and forth about books. Recently she joked, “are we starting a book club?” Later that day I thought, shoot maybe I should! We all read at different paces and have different interests, so I figured it would be fun to have an informal book club. One where I am basically Oprah and Reese Witherspoon … I’ll recommend books I liked, and then later whoever wants, can join us in the conversation on books they too have read.
Let’s begin! September will be our first official book, but if you want to do extra credit start with August! When you finish the book click the Let’s Chat button below to read what I thought and comment what you thought (I’ll post my thoughts by the 20th of the month).
August: Stranger in the House by Shari Lapena
I read this book in 4 hours. Literally. It was one I hadn’t heard of before, but my friend recommend and even shipped to me. Once I posted about it on my Instagram I got tons of messages from followers saying they loved it too. It is a thriller/suspense novel and not really scary at all. Apparently Shari Lapena has many other good books, so we can revisit her in 2020.
September: The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein
Recently turned into a movie, I saw a preview and felt like I was seeing Marley and Me all over again. I immediately decided I wanted to read it, as an avid believer in reading the book before seeing the movie. I’ve heard this is one of those really emotional, but ends well books. I think we can all use a good cry every once in a while, so I hope some of you join me!
November: Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
A national bestseller, one of Reese’s bookclub picks, and hyped up all over the internet. This isn’t a book I would usually read of my own volition. However, it sounds interesting enough to get me to want to try. This book is set in the 60’s and follows the story of a young woman they call “Marsh Girl”. I have a feeling its a book that will remind me of To Kill a Mockingbird, but dare I say better. We shall see!
December: Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
About to be a major motion picture thanks to Reese and her bookclub picks. Seems like the perfect book for anyone who feels at home with a quirky, depressed, book lover. Apparently her weirdness will all make sense and we too will become as obsessed with Eleanor as Reese is.