February Book Club Selection

Eleanor and ParkJust wanted to let you all know what we’ll be reading for February in the A Beautiful Mess Book Club. Be sure to pick up or check out your copy of Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell. I’ve had this book recommended a few times to me this past year and I thought it might be a perfect pick for February. I’ve also heard that it’s a rather fast read, so if you’ve been on the fence about joining in the book club because you think you’re too busy to read a book, well, this might be the perfect month for you. 🙂

And don’t forget, we’ll be discussing Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil with Joy Wilson on January 31st. xo. Emma

P.S. Can you tell from this photo what my current favorite snacks are?

Credits // Author and Photography: Emma Chapman.

  • I would love to be a part of this book club. Buying the book now. Do you know when the discussion will be? Will it be on twitter?

  • Oh my gosh, this is the first time you’ve done book club for a book I just happen to be currently reading! What a lucky coincidence for me 😀 I meant to read this book a loooong time ago, but it was always checked out of all the libraries I went to: my high school library, my college library, the public library. I’m already a few chapters in and I wish I didn’t have to put it down! -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey’s

  • This one i have read in one day. It’s absolutely Great. I loved, loved, loved.

  • I’m so excited I’ve been wanting to read this book forever now I have an excuse to do so!

  • This is my current read! Excited to finish the book!


  • This book always catches my eye… such a pretty cover, and such an intriguingly simple title. I’m excited to join in this time!

  • This book always catches my eye… such a pretty cover, and such an intriguingly simple title. I’m excited to join in this time!

  • Yay! Can’t wait for the discussion. I actually listed this book in my Top 10 Book Recommendations For Her (http://www.coolgifting.com/2014/11/18/top-10-book-gift-recommendations-for-her ) over the holidays 🙂


  • Hi Nina! Just be sure to check the blog at the end of the month. Emma will discuss the book and then readers can share their input in the comments. You can see past book discussions here: https://abeautifulmess.com/abm-book-club/ 🙂 -Jacki

  • Hi Eunice! Emma will do a book discussion post at the end of the month, and you can share your input through the comments. 🙂 -Jacki

  • I have recently read this book last week and I loved it.

    If you might want a little spoiler, click here.

  • I love the book choices! This book club is such a greaf idea 😀 Congratulations!

  • How will we sign into the discussion? I couldn’t find instructions on your website. Thank you!

  • I’ve heard of this book a lot and I need to check it out at a local bookstore!


  • This book is AMAZING. Great pick!


  • I’ve never heard of this before! I’m always looking for new books to read, so I’ll look into this one!

  • I already read this book last year but it was so cute! I may just read it again next month 🙂

  • Holy crap i adore this book. I’ve already read the e-book version and received the hard copy as a gift. I will 100% join for this one

  • If you want a book that makes you go “aaaw” all the time, this is the one for you x.


  • Hi Marie! Just be sure to check the blog at the end of the month. Emma will discuss the book and then readers can share their input in the comments. You can see past book discussions here: https://abeautifulmess.com/abm-book-club/ 🙂 -Jacki

  • this book looks perfect for feb… would love to join..i got the John Berendt book for jan month from library but yet to read it..taking a long flight next week, guess i will be finishing it off then.. 🙂


  • I read this a couple months ago, it’s maybe a little too YA but still a sweet story.

    Kristina does the Internets

  • Ahhh I absolutely LOVED Eleanor & Park. It’s definitely one of my favourite ‘light-reads’ 🙂 I’ll be sure to reread it and join in on the discussion! X

  • The audiobook version of this made me swoon in my car and recall the feeling of my first love. I super recommend listening to it 🙂

  • i love that you guys do this book club…i keep seeing this in the book store but haven’t picked it up yet! it’s great seeing what you guys are reading even if i’m not sure i’ll have time to read it for the end of the month discussion.


  • Such a sweet book. I read it in the fall but I’ll definitely join in the discussions later!
    My discussion suggestion: What song would you put on a mix tape for Eleanor?

  • How am I just now finding out about this club?!
    So excited to be joining with February’s read.

    Christine <3

  • perfect timing! Im going away next week and was wondering what book I will be taking with me. Looking forward to joining the discussion next month 🙂

  • I can’t wait to hear what you think of this one, I have such mixed feelings about this book!

  • I read this over the holiday break and couldn’t put it down! I wasn’t what I expected at all. Great book for Feb!

  • What a great photo idea: the snacks you eat while reading the book. Very creative… and aesthetically pleasing.

  • I’m doing a reading challenge in 2015 and I think this one is going to be my “book everyone has read but you”!
    Great choice again Emma, love that this feature is continuing this year!

  • How exciting! I’ll join you guys this month. 🙂
    I don’t know what this book is about, or if is a romance, a drama or a biography.
    Reading the comments I don’t know what expect either. Most of people loved the book, but some don’t look so sure about it.

    As a suggestion, maybe you guys can write the synopses of the book of the month in the end of next posts. This way we can know a little bit about it 😉
    Unless people prefer the surprise. Who knows?

    Xo! Deborah

  • I absolutely adored this book when I read it. I remember not being able to put it down. I seriously adore Rainbow Rowell’s writing!

  • When I scrolled down and saw that February was going to be Eleanor and Park I got so excited. I LOVEEEE THIS BOOK And you will too! I read it in a day I couldn’t put it down 🙂 I can’t wait for the discussion

  • I’ve been wanting to read this for ages!!

  • I read that book back in November and it is so and totally not what I was expecting.


  • If I didn’t have to work so much, I would definitely take part in one of these, but I am noting the title, and will try to read this book on my own time in any case 😉

    Rae | love from berlin

  • I judge a book by its cover. I’m sorry. But this looks amazing. I read a review by John Green and I am always so afraid to read books like this because love stories really get to me. I haven’t even read The Fault In Our Stars! But I may give it a chance. 🙂


  • Eleanor and Park is one of my favourite books!! 🙂 can’t wait to hear what you think about it!


  • I have always wanted to read this book. Busy me tends to snooze the moment I get into my room. Oooh I need and want to read it. Thanks for the reminder guys! I’m hoping to jump in on the discussions next month.:)


  • So exciting! I cannot wait to hear about this book – I have a few I need to get through first but am looking forward to a fun read.

    Warm Regards,

  • Every time I am in the bookstore this jumps out at me.. I really want to read it soon. If I finish my current book by February 1st I would love to join in on the discussion! xo

    katie a. // http://bluepoppyblog.com

  • I read this book last year and absolutely loved it. I might have to read it again! 🙂

    lauren / lipstick & lacquer

  • Oh my goodness this book. It was my favorite book from last year. There are not words for just how sweet a book it is!

  • I have been very interested in this book and now I have a great reason to read it! I’m in another blogger book club reading ‘Wild’ by Cheryl Strayed. Once I finish up that one I’ll pick up this one. So excited! xo *erica* www.lookingtothestars.com

  • aw i just found the book club and wanted to participate in the next book, but i JUST read E&P – absolutely loved it by the way. Hopefully I can participate in March.

  • Yes! I already have my name on the waiting list for this one at my library! Just finished Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. Can’t wait to discuss!

  • This is a fantastic book! You’ll love it!! Looking forward to Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil with Joy Wilson on January 31st!


  • Hi Krista! Sure! All you have to do is join in on the discussion at the end of the month. 🙂 -Jacki

  • Can I be a part of the book club if I hve already read it?! It’s a great read and really is perfect for February! 🙂

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