Before we dive into this month's book, I have been getting feedback on my book club and mostly it's that people don't get to read the book within the month. Also some people prefer certain types of books and would prefer to stick to them. One of my friends loves non-fiction for example. Another loved our first book, Behind Closed Doors but found Swing Time too long a read and it wasn't really their cup of tea.
I am quite the bookworm and usually have around three books on the go at any one time. So instead of sticking to one book a month, I thought I'd change it up a little and post about whatever books I read and that way you can search for book recommendations and hopefully there will be something there to suit all tastes. I'm a pretty equal opportunity book lover so expect everything from fiction to non-fiction, from thrashy to deep and meaningful, from romance to crime, etc. The idea is that the Book Club section of the blog will become a place where I can recommend books and share my favourite books with you. There's no pressure to read all of them or to do so within a certain time frame. Rather it’s a place for you to visit if you are looking for recommendations or would like to share your thoughts on a particular book. The comments are always open, so if you have read any of the books featured, I’d still love to hear what you thought of it.
Last month’s book was The Sellout by Paul Beatty and I loved it. It was kind of outrageous, but I totally get it mightn’t be everyone’s cup of tea if you like a story that you can relate to or a bit of a page turner. If you read The Sellout I’d love to hear what you thought.
For March I'm going to read The Green Road by Anne Enright which is a totally different read to the The Sellout. I only bought it yesterday and I'm already a third of the way through it.
What the back of the book says:
“Hanna, Dan, Constance and Emmet return to the west coast of Ireland for a final family Christmas in the hoem their mother is about to sell. As the feast turns to near painful comedy, a last, desperate act from Rosaleen – a woman who doesn’t quite know how to love her children – forces them to confront the weight of family ties and the road that brought them home”.
What the reviews say:
“This is storytelling, with the blood-pulse of lived gossip…. The Green Road is true and rueful, as terribly adult in it’s clarity as its battered Madigans” - New Yorker
"Hugely readable...[it] should confirm Enright's status as one of our greatest living novelists" - The Times
After this, I'll start doing mini-reviews of the books I love. I'm just finished The Lesser Bohemians by Eimear MacBride, so I'll blog about this book next.
Hope this makes sense and as always, happy reading xx