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It’s September and fall is just around the corner! Bring on all things pumpkin, warm drinks and lots of great reads.
Here are my book club recommendations for September 2018:
Less by Andrew Sean Greer takes you on a journey around the world along with analyzing love, aging and last chance. Due to the writer traveling the world aspect, Less is compared to Eat, Pray, Love but it’s a very different book. Still, though, if members of your book club enjoyed the travel in Eat, Pray Love, they’ll really like it in Less. Check out my spoiler-free review here.
Epistolary novels are books told through diaries or letters. For instance, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows is a novel that only features communication via letters. The story is about a London writer bonding with the colorful residents of Guernsey as she learns about the book club they formed during the WWII German occupation. It’s an absolutely sweet novel that is a love letter to books. I highly recommend this one for book clubs because not only can you discuss the novel, you can talk about the film version that’s currently on Netflix. Check out my spoiler-free review here.
Girls’ Night Out by Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke is a twisty thriller that will keep you guessing until the last page. It will also make you want to give a hug to your best friends. The story is about three estranged friends, Ashley, Natalie and Lauren, who have reunited for a girls’ getaway in Tulum, Mexico. When Ashley disappears during their girls’ night out, Natalie and Lauren are left trying to put the pieces back together of what happened that night and where Ashley could be. The mystery is intriguing and it’s also a character study of these three women. Lots to discuss! Check out my spoiler-free review here.
Historical fiction book club lovers should check out So Much Life Left Over by Louis de Bernières. The story takes place in the aftermath of World War I and leads into World War II. There’s not many recent novels that take a look at WWI so this one stands out for that fact alone. And much is covered in this read: life post-war and its impact on individuals, marriage, the dynamics between parents and children, honor and betrayal, plus prejudice and bigotry. This one will make you think about the impacts of war. But it’s also about love between father and daughter. Check out my spoiler-free review here.
If you have any questions about these novels or you would like additional recommendations, feel free to reach out to me at anytime by email: [email protected].