Editorial note: I received a copy of Three Women in exchange for a review. Three Women by Lisa Taddeo is unlike anything I’ve ever read before. This nonfiction debut gives a voice to three very different women, focusing on the complexity and inequality of female desire. A must read for 2019.
The Gown: A Novel of the Royal Wedding by Jennifer Robson is a beautifully-written novel about love and friendship. The following book club questions will have spoilers so if you haven’t read the novel yet, check out my preview and review first.
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 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 stayed up late to finish The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah. I couldn’t put the book down until I knew the ending and now I can’t stop thinking about this phenomenal book. I’m in awe of the range of Kristin Hannah’s storytelling with her vivid descriptions. This is a powerful, beautiful and heartbreaking read.
Tangerine by Christine Mangan is a thriller on everyone’s must-read list for 2018. Descriptions of the novel include “Hitchcockian, exotic, haunting, suspenseful, eerie, etc.” and it’s set to become a movie produced by George Clooney and tentatively staring Scarlett Johansson. With thrillers, the less you know the better. For instance, with Gone Girl, I knew …