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April BOTM Pick

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April BOTM Pick

April Book of the month

Belong to me

 

Everyone has secrets. Some we keep to protect ourselves, others we keep to protect those we love.

Cornelia Brown surprised herself when she was gripped by the sudden, inescapable desire to move with her husband to the suburbs. Her mettle is quickly tested by her impeccably dressed, overly judgmental neighbor Piper Truitt—the embodiment of everything Cornelia feared she’d find in suburbia. With Lake, another recent arrival, Cornelia shares a love of literature and old movies—as she forms an instant bond with this warm yet elusive woman and her perceptive, brilliant young son, Dev. But there are shocking secrets and unexpected surprises lurking beneath the peaceful veneer of suburban life—and nothing is quite what it seems.

 

Are you enjoying book club so far? This looks like another great read! I can not wait to dive in. Order yours here! Belong to Me: A Novel

 

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March BOTM Review

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March BOTM Review

I loved this book, around page 10 I was hooked. I wanted to know what happened at trivia night, didn’t you? It took me a while to get all the characters in place. I kept mixing them and their storylines up but I finally got it together. I am usually good at guessing story plots and endings and it took me a while on this one. I really felt like this was a quick paced book and would highly recommend it.

*Spoiler alert*

If you have not read this book all the way through do not read any further.

Jane bothered me at first. I am not sure exactly what it was about her but I wasn’t in to it. I really don’t know at what point that changed for me but somehow she won me over and I was rooting for her happiness.

Madeline was such a strong character to me. I may relate to her the most. She has so much devotion to her friends and family, I feel like I let my overwhelming feelings get the best of me the same as she does.

Celeste was a hard character at first. I didn’t exactly know how her story was going to play out, then BAM! There it was and I needed to know the outcome. I have no idea the book would centralize domestic violence the way it did but it is such an important topic and it was beautifully done.

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Answer the following questions in the comments with how you felt about the book

 

  1. A lot of Focus on women and their body image. Do you relate?
  2. Did you relate to one of the characters the most?
  3. Why do you think everyone was so quick to suspect Ziggy?
  4. Did you ever suspect Saxon Banks was Perry? When did you begin to suspect?
  5. Do you believe this is a standard of behavior with parents in schools?
  6. Did you think Ziggy was the bully? Did you think he was being bullied? Did you suspect it was really Max? Was it believable how he took the fall?
  7. Did trivia night meet your expectations?
  8. Is this a realistic look of motherhood?
  9. Moriarty tackled so many subjects– among them bullying, spousal abuse, problems with their marriages, dealing with traumas from the past, beauty. Did it work? Why add so many? Was it too much?
  10. Did you like this book? Would you recommend it to a friend?

I can not wait to hear what you all think! Leave a comment and don’t forget to share with your friends! Stay tuned for April’s book-club announcement.

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March BOTM

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March BOTM

March Book of the Month

I am so excited to read this one. The reviews on it are excellent! I am ready to dive in on book #2 of our book club.

Big Little lies

BY: Liane Moriarty

Sometimes it’s the little lies that turn out to be the most lethal…
A murder…a tragic accident…or just parents behaving badly?  
What’s indisputable is that someone is dead. But who did what? 

Big Little Lies follows three women, each at a crossroads:

Madeline is a force to be reckoned with. She’s funny and biting, passionate, she remembers everything and forgives no one. Her ex-husband and his yogi new wife have moved into her beloved beachside community, and their daughter is in the same kindergarten class as Madeline’s youngest (how is this possible?). And to top it all off, Madeline’s teenage daughter seems to be choosing Madeline’s ex-husband over her. (How. Is. This. Possible?).

Celeste is the kind of beautiful woman who makes the world stop and stare. While she may seem a bit flustered at times, who wouldn’t be, with those rambunctious twin boys? Now that the boys are starting school, Celeste and her husband look set to become the king and queen of the school parent body. But royalty often comes at a price, and Celeste is grappling with how much more she is willing to pay.

New to town, single mom Jane is so young that another mother mistakes her for the nanny. Jane is sad beyond her years and harbors secret doubts about her son. But why? While Madeline and Celeste soon take Jane under their wing, none of them realizes how the arrival of Jane and her inscrutable little boy will affect them all.

Big Little Lies is a brilliant take on ex-husbands and second wives, mothers and daughters, schoolyard scandal, and the dangerous little lies we tell ourselves just to survive.

EEK! I am ready to get to reading.

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BOTM February 2017

The book of the month for February 2017 and the very first book in our book club is……..Where’d You Go Bernadette.

Bernadette Fox is notorious. To her Microsoft-guru husband, she’s a fearlessly opinionated partner; to fellow private-school mothers in Seattle, she’s a disgrace; to design mavens, she’s a revolutionary architect, and to 15-year-old Bee, she is a best friend and, simply, Mom. Then Bernadette disappears.

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