Sept/Oct Book Club Announced!

Screen Shot 2017-08-15 at 3.19.25 PMI am thrilled today for so many reasons!

Not only is it Friday, but is also the first of September AND, to top it all off, today Chelsea and I are pleased to announce that we have decided on our choices for book club picks concerning September and October; we’re hoping that by announcing both right now it will give you all plenty of time to secure them from the library, or purchase if you’d rather, and will also give you plenty of time to read them.and I have envisioned alternating genres each month to keep things

Chelsea and I have been in deep discussion talking about how we want this book club to look; one of the things we envisioned was to alternate genres each month to keep things fresh, and were also wanting to pick some older books that are easier (and cheaper!) to acquire, so if you’ve already read them you can certainly join in the discussion we’re having as well. We weren’t really thrilled with folks having to come to two separate blogs in order to participate in the discussion, so this month we are going to try out a live Twitter convo! Don’t worry, we’ll be posting the questions ahead of time on our blog so that you can be prepared, but we wanted to generate more of an old fashioned book club feel with the convenience of modern technology connecting us from all over the world. We’ll be posting the exact date/time at a later moment, but our September convo will take place toward the end of the month, so feel free to start reading book 1 at any time!

Woo Hoo! The book selections! For the month of September, we decided to pick a historical fiction novel that was immensely popular, but neither of us had read yet. For October, we wanted to pick something that was a bit spooky (but not too scary!) so we went with one that I have not read yet, but is an absolute favorite of Chelsea’s.  She loved it so much she wanted me to read and she wanted to re-read it!

DRUM ROLL PLEASE…..

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September-Historical Fiction

THE NIGHTINGALE BY KRISTIN HANNAH

Despite their differences, sisters Vianne and Isabelle have always been close. Younger, bolder Isabelle lives in Paris while Vianne is content with life in the French countryside with her husband Antoine and their daughter. But when the Second World War strikes, Antoine is sent off to fight and Vianne finds herself isolated so Isabelle is sent by their father to help her. 

As the war progresses, the sisters’ relationship and strength are tested. With life changing in unbelievably horrific ways, Vianne and Isabelle will find themselves facing frightening situations and responding in ways they never thought possible as bravery and resistance take different forms in each of their actions.

October-Horror

NIGHT FILM BY MARISHA PESSL

On a damp October night, the body of young, beautiful Ashley Cordova is found in an abandoned warehouse in lower Manhattan. By all appearances her death is a suicide – but investigative journalist Scott McGrath suspects otherwise. Though much has been written about the dark and unsettling films of Ashley’s father, Stanislas Cordova, very little is known about the man himself. As McGrath pieces together the mystery of Ashley’s death, he is drawn deeper and deeper into the dark underbelly of New York City and the twisted world of Stanislas Cordova, and he begins to wonder – is he the next victim? 

We are so thrilled to be kicking off Fall with these modern “classics”; we hope you’ll join us for our discussion. Stay tuned for more info! ❤

 

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