There’s some bad behavior, questionable life choices and lots of lies in The Favorite Sister by Jessica Knoll. This is an intense and entertaining read that makes you think. The following book club questions will contain spoilers so if you haven’t read the novel yet, check out my preview and review first.
You Me Everything by Catherine Isaac is one of those stories that will leave a lasting impact on me. I compare it to how I felt after Me Before You by Jojo Moyes, both feature emotional journeys that take you to unexpected places. The following book club questions will contain spoilers so if you haven’t read the …
The Favorite Sister by Jessica Knoll is a crazy, wild ride from start to finish. It’s part suspense, murder mystery, commentary on reality TV culture, with complicated women dynamics all rolled into a unique read. This one lives up to the hype and more.
The Favorite Sister by Jessica Knoll is one of the most anticipated reads of the summer. Knoll’s debut novel, Luckiest Girl Alive, was an instant New York Times bestseller and the bestselling debut novel of 2015. Intrigued to see what’s in store for The Favorite Sister.
Do you ever get that feeling you’re going to love a book before even reading it? I had that going into You Me Everything by Catherine Isaac as you can tell by my preview. And now that I finished it, I can safely say I do love it. But the emotion I felt as I read …
The other day my friend and I talked about book recommendations. She says her book club only selects “beach reads” in the summer, which she thinks to read by the season is a silly concept. But it’s one that many people follow year after year, especially in summertime months.
You Me Everything by Catherine Isaac features a beautiful cover. The novel takes place in the French countryside during the summer. Sign me up for this one immediately.
Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton is not just a fiction book but also a history lesson. It takes place over different time periods and the Havana setting is its own character. The following book club questions will have spoilers, so if you haven’t read the novel yet, check out my preview and review first.
Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton is a beautiful and passionate book about the strength of sacrifice. As I mentioned in my preview, Cuba is somewhat of a mystery. There’s the Cuban Missile Crisis, Castro’s long rule and famous tales of Hemingway in Old Havana. But obviously Cuba is much more than that. Next Year …
The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer is an interesting concept about the politics of women mentorships with a critical eye to the dynamics among women. There are areas of the book I enjoy but ultimately, this read fell flat for me.
I’m still thinking about Love and Ruin by Paula McLain. The story takes you on Martha Gellhorn’s journey to forging a path as her own woman and writer. It’s heartfelt, sad at times and Gellhorn is very inspiring. You know the conversation starter question, if you could have dinner with anyone: dead or alive? Martha Gellhorn …
I adore Love and Ruin by Paula McLain. She wrote Martha Gellhorn so well, I truly felt like I was along for the ride with Gellhorn. It’s an exceptional book that features love and loss but is really about Gellhorn’s dreams and her fearless passion for writing.
Book club questions for Circe by Madeline Miller covers all the key topics and developments in this powerful book. The following book club questions will contain spoilers, so if you haven’t read the novel yet, check out my spoiler-free review first.
Cuba is somewhat of a mystery. One of the great things about historical fiction is an introduction to another time and place that typically encourages additional research on the topic. And I have feeling that will be the case with Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton.