Today is my birthday, and for a present to myself, I am going to do something I have been wanting to do on the blog for awhile. I am a huge book nerd. For real, I love to read and I am always reading books, and usually have a few going. I’ve really been meaning to start a book club with friends, and it’s just never happened, so I thought the next best thing would be to start one here! Yay! I once had this insane idea to start a blog where I read and wrote about 1 book a week. It was a huge commitment, and it never really took off. So without further ado, I bring you Book Club Like Whoa (catchy right?)!
I don’t want to be that ambitious just yet, but I think offering up a new book every 2 weeks, is totally doable. For the most part, I’ll post a selection of books to choose from and those who want to partisipate can vote. Then for the 2 weeks we will read at our own pace, and discuss in the comments. If you want to read the book great! If you are busy and want to skip a book, that’s fine too!
I just want to have a fun place us book nerds can come and talk and enjoy the literature. I’ll add a book club tab to the website, with a chonical of past books, as well as reviews and maybe even an InLinkz for those who choose to share and do reviews as well.
I just love the blogger community, and want to have something fun that’s not work, or pressure, and just a great place to come and meet and hopefully grow. Like I said, I’ve wanted to do this for awhile, so I hope you’ll join in and read a few books with me!
Because this is the first meeting of the Book Club, I’ve already picked the book – it’s one I’ve had handy and have wanted to read for awhile, and can definitely take suggestions in the comments for future books to read. So without further ado the first book is…
You Should Have Known
by Jean Hanff Korelitz (March 18, 2014)
Grace Reinhart Sachs is living the only life she ever wanted for herself. Devoted to her husband, a pediatric oncologist at a major cancer hospital, their young son Henry, and the patients she sees in her therapy practice, her days are full of familiar things: she lives in the very New York apartment in which she was raised, and sends Henry to the school she herself once attended. Dismayed by the ways in which women delude themselves, Grace is also the author of a book You Should Have Known, in which she cautions women to really hear what men are trying to tell them. But weeks before the book is published a chasm opens in her own life: a violent death, a missing husband, and, in the place of a man Grace thought she knew, only an ongoing chain of terrible revelations. Left behind in the wake of a spreading and very public disaster, and horrified by the ways in which she has failed to heed her own advice, Grace must dismantle one life and create another for her child and herself.
You can grab the book off Amazon below.
Please comment below with suggestions for the next book, so we can vote, pick and get it up and have everyone able to buy it before the start of the next session!
And please, leave comments as to how to run this smooth and easy… I’m new to the book club thing.