Happy Monday! I pray that everyone had a nice Easter. If you follow us on Social Media, you would know that we photographed Boudoir Sessions, and had our FIRST ever book club meeting via Facebook Live this past Saturday! I want to thank everyone who watched and participated in our discussion over last month’s book, “Behind Closed Doors.” It was soooo much fun and I’m looking forward to next months discussion.
If you want to see the discussion, please go to our Facebook Page to watch the discussion! We ended the discussion by saying that we would love for you (our members of our book club) to choose next month’s book. I know that for right now this is a virtual book club, but we want to try to keep it as interactive as we can. So with that being said, it’s your turn to choose next month’s book of the month.
Rachel and I chose three books that we had listed in the past. We’d love to have you comment here or on our Facebook page which book you’d like to read. The book with the most votes win!!!
So without further ado, the books –
Book #1 – “A Separation” by Katie Kitamura
“This is her story. About the end of her marriage. About what happened when Christopher went missing and she went to find him. These are her secrets, this is what happened…
A young woman has agreed with her faithless husband: it’s time for them to separate. For the moment it’s a private matter, a secret between the two of them. As she begins her new life, she gets word that Christopher has gone missing in a remote region in the rugged south of Greece; she reluctantly agrees to go look for him, still keeping their split to herself. In her heart, she’s not even sure if she wants to find him. As her search comes to a shocking breaking point, she discovers she understands less than she thought she did about her relationship and the man she used to love.
A searing, suspenseful story of intimacy and infidelity, A Separation lays bare what divides us from the inner lives of others. With exquisitely cool precision, Katie Kitamura propels us into the experience of a woman on edge, with a fiercely mesmerizing story to tell.”
Book #2 – “What Alice Forgot” by Liane Moriarty
“A “cheerfully engaging”(Kirkus Reviews) novel for anyone who’s ever asked herself, “How did I get here?”
Alice Love is twenty-nine, crazy about her husband, and pregnant with her first child. So imagine Alice’s surprise when she comes to on the floor of a gym (a gym! She HATES the gym) and is whisked off to the hospital where she discovers the honeymoon is truly over—she’s getting divorced, she has three kids, and she’s actually 39 years old. Alice must reconstruct the events of a lost decade, and find out whether it’s possible to reconstruct her life at the same time. She has to figure out why her sister hardly talks to her, and how is it that she’s become one of those super skinny moms with really expensive clothes. Ultimately, Alice must discover whether forgetting is a blessing or a curse, and whether it’s possible to start over…”
Book #3 – “The Orphan” by Pam Jenoff
“A powerful novel of friendship set in a traveling circus during World War II, The Orphan’s Taleintroduces two extraordinary women and their harrowing stories of sacrifice and survival
Sixteen-year-old Noa has been cast out in disgrace after becoming pregnant by a Nazi soldier and being forced to give up her baby. She lives above a small rail station, which she cleans in order to earn her keep… When Noa discovers a boxcar containing dozens of Jewish infants bound for a concentration camp, she is reminded of the child that was taken from her. And in a moment that will change the course of her life, she snatches one of the babies and flees into the snowy night.
Noa finds refuge with a German circus, but she must learn the flying trapeze act so she can blend in undetected, spurning the resentment of the lead aerialist, Astrid. At first rivals, Noa and Astrid soon forge a powerful bond. But as the facade that protects them proves increasingly tenuous, Noa and Astrid must decide whether their friendship is enough to save one another—or if the secrets that burn between them will destroy everything.”
So those are the choices! Comment below or on the Facebook Page which book you would like to read. We will give you guys the next couple of days and ANNOUNCE IT ON WEDNESDAY so that we can all be on the same page and buy the same book. 😉
Also, we got a gift for everyone who is interested in our book club. If you could either email me your address via our Facebook page or my email (firstname.lastname@example.org) I’d love to get it out to you!
Update 4/19/18: the book of the month is “What Alice forgot” by liane moriarty
We appreciate all of you! Thanks