I am extra excited to announce next month’s book club selection! Many of you mentioned that you’d like for the book club to read a few older or more classic selections. We love this idea! Plus I always feel so bummed to hear if one of you went to get the ABM book club selection at your local library but were met with a LONG queue so you could not read it the same month we were. I think splicing in a few older or more classic selections every now and again is a great remedy to this. So, in September we will be reading Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides. I was very excited about this selection because I read Middlesex probably about six years ago now, so I’m excited to refresh my memory.
The second reason I’m so excited about next month is because Danielle of Sometimes Sweet will be moderating for the month. She chose the book and will be leading the discussion. I’ve gotten many a book recommendation from reading her blog, so I’m excited for her to join us. It was really fun having Elsie choose and moderate last month when we read #GIRLBOSS, so we’re excited to have a couple different voices join in this autumn/winter season.
And don’t forget, we’ll be discussing Flight Behavior on August 29. I am a massive Barbara Kingsolver fan, and this book has not been a disappointment. I cannot wait to hear what you thought, so please join us to discuss. xo. Emma
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I’ve always wanted to read this book, now that I finished my current book, and saw your book club, I now have a nice little push. Great choice! 🙂
Great book! Can’t wait to reread it. – and, congrats on the site redesign!
This is one of my all time favourite books! Looking forward to reading it again!
I was just about to purchase this book at Goodwill about a week ago. Was feeling iffy but I’m excited to hear how everyone likes it now!
I love this book & I think it’s Eugenides best work. The characters are so great & he paints an amazing picture of the city of Detroit. It’s really excellent. I hope you love it!
I know I’m early here, but may I suggest The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson for October? I mean, who doesn’t like a chill up their spine the month of Hallow’s Eve? Plus, it’s Shirley Jackson!
I read this book nine or ten years ago upon the recommendation of my sister. I thought it was such a good read, and really makes you think. Good pick!
This one’s actually been sitting on my shelf for a several years and I still haven’t gotten around to reading it. Maybe it’s time!
I read this book a few years ago and loved it! Can’t wait to refresh and discuss!
Weee. So excited! I’m in!
Awesome choice. I read the book a few years ago as well, but I think it’s worth a re-read.
Such a good book! Great choice you guys :).
This is one of my favourite books!! I’ve lurking around on the book club, but I may join in for Septemeber. This book is just fantastic!
I read this book years ago and it is still a favourite with my friends and me. Great choice!
Hi Kristen! Just read the book before the end of September and we will have a discussion on the blog about the book 🙂 -Jacki
Thanks so much for letting us know! 🙂 -Jacki
i’ve been wanting to read this!
I heard a lot of this book… but never had the change to read it! But now would be a good moment?!
Love from Germany and the -fatcatconnection-
and have a wonderful weekend…
I just read this in June for the first time – it’s a great book!