Wednesday, November 04, 2015

It's Your Turn

I have been part of a book club for a little over 3 years now. The first time we met, Charlotte was 10 days old and she tagged right along much to the delight of the roomful of strangers surrounding me. We meet monthly, actually talk about the books we read and can have anywhere from 2-20 ladies on a Friday meeting night. I never thought I would enjoy it as much as I do. We take turns picking books and it is my turn to pick!! The pressure is getting to me. I have read some REALLY good books lately that I would love to reread and get to discuss with my book loving friends! So, I'm making a list....maybe writing a little bit about these books will help me decide??

This is one of the most beautiful books I have ever read. The prose is lovely and feels like it was carefully woven together to tell an amazingly deep story. I purchased it so I could lend it to other people. I wanted to make sure everyone I knew who loved books read it.

We read some Liane Moriarty for book club and then I read everything else she wrote. And What Alice Forgot was my absolute favorite. Take a moment, what if you woke up and you had forgotten the last 10 years of your life? How would you catch up? What would have happened? Great book for discussion!

Oh man. This one I read in about 3 days and then got my non reading hubby to read it and it was SO funny. Better than the movie, as always. But I will say that the movie did a wonderful job capturing the spirit of the book!


This was another interesting premise: While staying for a few days in her old bedroom, Georgie discovers that her old landline connects her to her husband in his childhood home back when they were dating. Since she and her husband are currently floundering in the marriage a bit, this chance to fall in love all over again is one she wants to take.

 


Both set in a post apocalypse world. One world wiped out by a virus and another in decay while a free virtual world has taken over. In Station Eleven we follow the path of the virus and see how society is attempting to rebuild. Gas, electricity and modern resources are gone. Ready Player One follows a young man who is in a race to win a contest but the race is in a virtual world. the pace is quick and exciting and coming to a theatre near you in 2018.



Kind of a twisted "Throw Momma From the Train" but with much less Billy Crystal and many more twists and turns. It was fascinating and a great ride.


Do you see how hard it is going to be to choose?! And these are only a few of the books I have tackled in the last 6 months. Sigh. Help me, Internets.

9 comments:

  1. Landline sounds like such a fun, magically surreal read. My vote!

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  2. "Landline" sounds whimsical and lovely! I read the first three on your list recently as well and would recommend all of them to your book club, but something about "Landline" piqued my curiosity. Aside from the fact that I haven't, you know, read it. ;)

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  3. "Landline" sounds whimsical and lovely! I read the first three on your list recently as well and would recommend all of them to your book club, but something about "Landline" piqued my curiosity. Aside from the fact that I haven't, you know, read it. ;)

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  4. You have me wanting to read What Alice Forgot.

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  5. Thank you for this list!! I miss my book club and so have to look to others for great suggestions!

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