I recently had an idea for a book club where I invite a bunch of people over to eat a fancy cake that I make, and then everyone just shares what they are reading and if they recommend it or not. I put a lot of thought into this and went so far as to subtly invite one person who said, “maybe.” So that idea is still in the works. I’m not sure who else to invite and it’s too hot to bake a cake right now.
I used to be in a book club, and I’m not sure what happened to it. Either it slowly fell apart, or I stopped being invited, or I quit or had a baby or something. I guess all book clubs memberships were set in stone in 1996 when Oprah invented book clubs though, because I’ve been on my own ever since.
So for now this is my new book club, I’ll just share what I read in the last week and/or what I am currently reading. Feel free to join me!
Read Last Week
God Help The Child by Toni Morrison: I liked it. Let’s be honest, I am going to read Toni Morrison when she has a new book out, no questions asked. I heard this wasn’t that good, but I have no complaints. It was a quick read. There was one part that seemed to get a little supernatural but it was also clearly a metaphor and it started to bug, but then I decided just to let it go and see what happened.
Dietland by Sarah Walker: This was on “eh” for me. I liked how weird it was, and I loved the feminism, and I loved to body acceptance message but it got to be too violent for me. There was one part in particular that I had a big problem with and it skewed the message for me.
A Feast for Crows by George R.R. Martin: So good. I am having a problem putting the Game of Thrones books (and books in general) down and having a life. Restarting my blog is a way to force myself to do something other than read. First blog post: The books I am reading! Its the last full week of summer break and I need to seize every minute for fun with the kids before school starts! And I need to finish this 700+ page book. It’s so good.
What are you reading this week?