I know what the next three months books are for book club – we plan ahead – we plan even further ahead than that – but it’s a secret. We want to give you enough time to read them of course, and appreciate some people read faster than others, we also appreciate that if I tell you what the next month’s book is today it’s not necessarily that you’ll go out buy it and start reading it within the next 48 hours. You may well click onto Amazon.co.uk and check it out, you might read an online review or ask a colleague about it. You might have read it. We’re hoping you haven’t. We’re hoping it grabs hold of you and even if you may not normally pick it up – we hope you do because it’s a book club book and you should get involved. Be involved. We think it’s going to be the next big thing – we know a thing or two about these types of things… it’s taken us years and we have a lot of help … but we think we’re heading in the right direction… but we still need your help – found a hidden GEM? We want to know about it, we need to know about it! There are some criteria, as there always is with things like these. For one it has to be available in paperback worldwide – if it’s not we still want to know about it – we can wait. Second it has to be a new book! We too liked Bridgette’s Jones Diary and To Kill a Hummingbird but we’d rather leave those best sellers in the past – we recommend you read them but probably not with us!
So let us know! Email us: Erin@thegirlybookclub.com
Check out the London Girly Book Club’s January Meeting at Tibits in Central London – what a great event with over 70 women in attendance!
This is the first whole book I’ve read on my iPhone – which I think is in itself a bit of a feat. I only have about 10 minutes to and from work and it took me about 50 trips to finish this book at this pace. I have to say, I almost gave up mid way. When Bronte sees her dead horse I almost had to pack it in…. but I persevered since it’s going to be discussed in our December meeting here in London.
It’s a strange story that takes place in a place I’ve never been, Tasmania. I could relate a bit to Sarah who came over from London but I can’t even imagine living in Compton after the energy and liveliness of London, it must have been quite a shock.
The story itself – following both Harry, Tom, Richard, Sarah and Bronte never allowed me to get properly invested in any one character. I thought the end with Harry and Bronte finding whatever it was they found with each other highly unlikely and the fact that Sarah seemed to be once again smitten with her husband was never fully explained.
It was a very odd book but I didn’t hate it. It kept me entertained and I found I looked forward to hearing about the stranger characters more than the sane one such as Harry with his terrible polyester outfits and even his random band mate.
It wouldn’t ever be on my recommendation list but I’ll be interested to hear what others thought of it. I also don’t think it will compel me to pick up Adam other book Single White Email.