Monday, August 31, 2015

Book Club: September

Happy Book Club Day!
Even though summer is winding down, we weren't quite ready to let it go just yet, and chose Yankee Doodle Dixie by Lisa Patton as our selection for August. Lisa Patton is a new writer to us and we hadn't realized when we picked this selection it was part of a series. We were drawn in by Yankee Doodle Dixie's fun description and peachy themed front cover. We will always be a sucker for anything southern. Can't wait to chat with you all about this one...




Carrie Beth's Review: 
I started this book and thought it was super cute, but life got in the way. Back-to-school is so busy and finding a moment to sit and read just didn't happen. Can't wait to settle into our routine and hop in the next one! 


Jen's Review: 
At the beginning of the book I was a little confused, but quickly caught on to the story and the fact that this was a sequel. Reading on I realized I wish I had read the first novel because I love how the writer told the story. It was just my kind of light and funny read. Perfect for summer.

I think my favorite part about the novel was when LeeLee was with her girlfriends. Their antics and conversations cracked me up. The banter and carefree times reminded me of some of my girlfriends and I love that. I found myself always rooting for LeeLee, was so proud of her character throughout several parts of this story - her decision about Vermont, her decision regarding the rock star, and was definitely glad she finally stood up to her boss.

Without spoiling it for those who haven't read it yet, the ending made me so happy and I was glad to see that the Peach Blossom ultimately never really fell under the evil spell of Helga again.

I can't wait to see what happens next for LeeLee, and will definitely be picking up Patton's third book in the series - Southern as a Second Language


Now to Discuss: Did you enjoy this month's selection? What did you think of LeeLee and her decision to leave Vermont? Or her decision regarding New York? Would you have sent the letters to Peter? 



September's Selection
All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr


From The Back Cover: 
From the highly acclaimed, multiple award-winning Anthony Doerr, the beautiful, stunningly ambitious instant New York Times bestseller about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II.

Marie-Laure lives with her father in Paris near the Museum of Natural History, where he works as the master of its thousands of locks. When she is six, Marie-Laure goes blind and her father builds a perfect miniature of their neighborhood so she can memorize it by touch and navigate her way home. When she is twelve, the Nazis occupy Paris and father and daughter flee to the walled citadel of Saint-Malo, where Marie-Laure’s reclusive great-uncle lives in a tall house by the sea. With them they carry what might be the museum’s most valuable and dangerous jewel.

In a mining town in Germany, the orphan Werner grows up with his younger sister, enchanted by a crude radio they find. Werner becomes an expert at building and fixing these crucial new instruments, a talent that wins him a place at a brutal academy for Hitler Youth, then a special assignment to track the resistance. More and more aware of the human cost of his intelligence, Werner travels through the heart of the war and, finally, into Saint-Malo, where his story and Marie-Laure’s converge.


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Happy Reading!

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