I’m in a book club and absolutely love love love the time I get to spend with friends. Usually, one person hosts (and picks out the book) and makes the main dish. Everyone else coordinates to bring a side or a bottle of wine. We try to have our meetings once a month. Anyways, I’ll review a few books that we’ve read recently and also a few others that I’ve read on my own. I’ll also tell you what is on my to-read list!
Defending Jacob by William Landay - this was discussed at our last book club meeting. I have to say that I really enjoyed this book! It’s a long book with over 400 pages, but I felt like it was a super quick read. It is based on the story of a father defending his son Jacob, when Jacob was accused of murder. There is a big twist at the end that will leave you speechless and might be one of the reasons that I really liked this book. I would give this an 8 out of 10.
Bossypants by Tina Fey – another book club book. I thought the book was an easy read and pretty funny. Not hilarious, I can’t stop crying funny, but funny. The book was a collections of stories from Tina’s life. I would recommend if you are a Tina Fey fan and want a light-hearted read – nothing too deep in this book. I would give this book a 6 out of 10.
Where we belong by Emily Giffin. I read this recently on my own. I LOVE Emily Giffin books so was excited when she had another one come out. Also excited that a small part of the story is based out of St. Louis and I liked seeing references to places and areas that I know all about. The book is about a successful 30 something living in New York, who appears to have it all. That is, until a secret from her past knocks on the door to her high-rise apartment. Feelings and past memories are all brought up as she tries to come to grips with a decision that she made many years ago. I liked this book a lot, but wasn’t a huge fan of the ending. I would give this book a 7 out of 10.
Books that are on my list to read next (other than our next book club book which hasn’t been picked!):
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn – I’ve heard so much about this book and can’t wait to start it. I’ve heard that it’s long, but once you get into it, you can’t set it down.
Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand – Again, I’ve also heard good things about this book.
As you can see my list to read is rather short, so if there is anything I’m missing, please let me know!