March Book Club Selection

All the Light We Cannot SeeJust wanted to let you all know what we’ll be reading next month in the ABM Book Club so you can get your copy now. Our awesome copy editor, Sarah, will be moderating, and she has chosen All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr. I’m stoked because I haven’t read a Doerr book (or short story collection) since college. So, we hope you all will join us in March for that. 

Confession: I haven’t gotten to start the February book yet. I know! I can’t believe the month is already half gone! Luckily I’ve heard it’s a pretty quick read, but I am feeling a little behind, so I’m spending the rest of the weekend snuggled up with some tea and Eleanor & Park. -Emma

Credits// Author: Emma Chapman, Photography: Sarah Sandidge. Photo edited with A Beautiful Mess Actions.

  • I really enjoyed this book.

    I’m pretty smitten with your bookclub series. I’m an elementary school librarian with a master’s in contemporary literature. Have you ever thought about developing content geared towards children’s literature?

    Thanks for all that you do,


  • My mother, who only ever reads career coach books anymore, recently texted me that she had read a really good book and she had left it on her kitchen table for me. I haven’t started it yet, but if it caught her attention, it must be good.

  • Emma,

    Love the cover, can’t wait for the read

    Best wishes,
    Marianne Naughton

  • Hi! It’s very casual. You can read the book anytime during the month of February and then join in on the discussion post at the end of the month. 🙂 -Jacki

  • Hi Renee! All you have to do is read the book sometime during the month of February, and then join in on the discussion at the end of the month. We will do a blog post, and you can share your input through the comments. 🙂 -Jacki

  • Question. With this book club, do you have actual discussions set up or is it more a casual let’s all read this together at our own pace thing? Just wondering because I’d love to join a book club and just haven’t found one yet!


  • I read this last year—it was wonderful, both in story and in the incredible writing.

  • I read this book a few weeks ago- I’m also a “judge-a-book-by-it’s-cover” person (and a librarian, I know, awful right?), and it was definitely worth it! What an amazing book. ALTHOUGH, why does every great book have to have a bittersweet ending? I always wonder whether this makes the book good, like I wouldn’t enjoy it as much if it was a fairy-tale ending, or if it would still be as good or better with one? Anyways, I’ve moved on to “The Goldfinch” and am forcing myself to read it all the way through just to find out what happens. Don’t pick it next! This choice is a wonderful one. =)

  • This book is beautifully written and heartrending. I’ve been to Saint-Malo, where the story takes place, and the author does a magnificent job of mapping the lay of the land there too. Excellent choice!

  • Just downloaded it! The description on Amazon is definitely intriguing — can’t wait for the discussion! 🙂

    Always, Anita

  • This sounds fabulous! I’m awful at making time to read.

    Warm Regards,

  • I’m in the middle of this book right now, amazing! I will have to follow along and see what others think. I’m sure you will love it!

  • Loved this book!! For once, I’m done with my “homework” early!
    Can’t wait for the discussion.

  • I pretty curious to read it! 🙂 Thanks for the tip!

  • You just have to start Eleanor and Park. Once you do you won’t be able to stop.

  • I am totally a “judge a book by the cover….and title” kind of girl, and I am totally intruiged by this one. I might just have to add it to my pile of books to read.

    If you’re interested, on my blog I’ve been doing short little summary/reviews of all the books I’m reading this year. Feel free to check them out on my “ink” page!


  • I just got this book! I am so excited to read it and now I can take part in the book club! woo!

  • I am listening to this book right now on tape. It’s great so far. I’m about half way through it. It’s extremely popular right now. I love having a great book on road trips.
    xoxo Bri

  • I’ve been wanting to read this one! I put it on hold at the library a couple of weeks ago and am 1100th in line on the hold list!! Apparently everyone else wants to read it, too…

  • I am so excited. Have this book in my to read section in Goodreads… Very happy indeed.

  • The book sounds amazing – I might get this even though I have so many to read haha x

  • oh i loved this book! i read it last month and it’s intense and fantastic. can’t wait to read your thoughts.

  • oh i loved this book! i read it last month and it’s intense and fantastic. can’t wait to read your thoughts.

  • Such a great book. It will stick with you! Not a short story collection, though – it’s a novel. Excited to read the discussion!

  • Yes! Yes! Yes!!! I’ve been wanting to read this for a while but have been putting it off!

  • I’ll join in! I was supposed to read this last fall and never finished. Have to finish this long book I’m trudging through first though ?

  • I agree with Emma, I’m way behind on my leisure reading but all the more to look forward to. Happy Sunday 🙂

  • I´m in! All the lights we cannot see havent been translated into swedish yet, so I probably not going to finish it in time, struggling a little bit with the english version, but I´ll do my best and it seems to be such a good book!

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