Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Book Club: March

Happy March friends! We are about to dig into our stock pile of beach reads and live vicariously through the characters lives because we are so ready for spring (and summer!). Today is frigid cold (for the south) and rainy. Again. We're pretty sure we've only seen the sun 2.49 days this winter. We are sooooooo over it. So come on March - we're counting on you and all your spring sunshine glory! 

Today is Book Club day and we have some great reads to share with you! 

Book Club Selections for February 2019



First up was  The Husband's Secret  by Liane Moriarty. 

This is a book I started, but didn't finish originally. The first half of the book had to many unconnected characters and I lost interest pretty quickly. But then I decided to start listening again and as soon as I did things started to make sense.  All of those random characters weren't so random anymore and the connections started making sense.  It's about a wife who seemly has the perfect life and learns a dark, horrible secret her husband has been keeping since she has known him.  Should she tell someone?  Continue to keep it a secret?  It will destroy her family if she tells, but in the end the truth comes out and her family exercise a horrible tragedy anyway.  I love this one after I got back into and definitely recommend it! 

Next up was An Anonymous Girl by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen.  

This book was selected as a book club pick by some of my friends in real life and sadly I can't make it to the book club night, but I wanted to "read" along anyway.  This was gripped me from the beginning and kept me interested the entire time!  A young woman enters an anonymous study for a professor and ends up becoming sucked in and connected to the therapist in so many ways.  The study on morality and ethics begins to take over her life and she starts questioning her role in all of it.  This is a psychological thriller and kept me listening from start to finish! 

My last book for this month was The Night Olivia Fell  by Christina McDonald. 

This book was one that grabbed my attention from the get to and kept it the entire time. The title sets the scene...a girl falls in a horrible accident and the entire story flip flops between the girl's point of view in the past leading up to the fall and her mother's point of view present day trying to figure out what happened the night of the fall.  The mother learns things about her teenage daughter she never saw coming and the story takes a lot of twists and turns I never saw coming.  I would defiantly recommend this one! It has a sad, but happy ending. 


I was able to sneak in two books this month. I was derailed from my Audible kick I've been on lately, but it was actually really nice to sit down and read an actual book in physical form. Both books I read were good in different ways. 

First up was Ghosted by Rosie Walsh. I'll be honest, parts of this book were slow to me or kind of choppy. It goes back and forth between present day and the past (but only by a few months). After awhile I grew to appreciate it, and really wanted to figure out how it was going to end. And the last few chapters are the "aha" moment and I was shocked! 

Sarah meets Eddie on a walk in her home town. She takes a month off every June to go home to England and visit with family on the anniversary of her sisters death. Instantly she and Eddie connect and over the next week they don't leave each others side. Eddie has vacation plans he made before he met her and Sarah arranges to pick him from the airport upon his arrival back. Only he never shows. And she never hears from him again. Everyone tells her that he's a jerk and to forget him, but she knows something is wrong. She can't let it go, and what she uncovers about Eddie is life changing.

Y'all...I couldn't stop thinking about it. And there's a huge twist to it that I wasn't expecting. It was a good read and if you can stick it out for the first few chapters the end is kind of worth it. 

The second book was I Owe You One by Sophie Kinsella. I always adore Kinsella books. From the moment I read her Shopaholic series I was in love. She always has funny easy reads with a little real life message mixed in. If I had to describe I Owe You One in one word it would be cute.  The story follows a girl name Fixie. She is known for her need to fix things, and sometimes this backfires on her. The plot is full of fun little twists and turns - her family shop is in jeopardy when her brother and sister both suddenly want input on how its run, her longtime crush comes back into town and finally seems to have his sights on Fixie, and she and a stranger begin a fun game of "I Owe You" after she saves his laptop from danger. The book is super cute and at the end of the day just makes you smile. Pack this one in your Spring Break beach bags and enjoy! 



I'm going to start off this month with This is How It Always Is by Laurie Frankel 

I always like the Reese Witherspoon book club picks and this one has tons of great reviews so I'm giving it a whirl!  


Next up for me is My One and Only by Kristan Higgins. I've really enjoyed her books, and grabbed this one when I saw it thinking it was a new one. It's actually an older novel of hers that has been re-released. I'm excited to dig in because typically her novels make me laugh out loud. Stay tuned for the verdict. 

What have you been reading lately? 
Anything we need to add to our reading lists this month? 


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