Here is the latest:
October - It by Stephen King
September - Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
August - The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
July - Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness
June - Summer Reading Picks
May's pick - The Shoemaker's Wife by Adriana Trigiani
April's pick - Come Home by Lisa Scottoline
I'm excited to announce a new addition to my blog - my monthly Book Club Pick! Every month I will choose a book (new, classic, personal favorite, trending etc.) and post a blurb about the book. I would like to have this up around the 15th of the prior month to give everyone a chance to pick up the book etc. I will post a review and a list of discussion questions at the end of the month and we can head over to Home's Facebook page (or another suitable media outlet) for a live discussion. The Book Club is open to everyone. To join, please comment on the post, Facebook or email: Homeiswherethebookis@gmail.com
That said, I'm happy to announce my first pick - Lisa Scottoline's new novel Come Home.
Here is the synopsis from GoodReads:
Jill Farrow is a typical suburban mom who has finally gotten her and her daughter's lives back on track after a divorce. She is about to remarry, her job as a pediatrician fulfills her---though it is stressful---and her daughter, Megan, is a happily over-scheduled thirteen-year-old juggling homework and the swim team.
But Jill’s life is turned upside down when her ex-stepdaughter, Abby, shows up on her doorstep late one night and delivers shocking news: Jill’s ex-husband is dead. Abby insists that he was murdered and pleads with Jill to help find his killer. Jill reluctantly agrees to make a few inquiries and discovers that things don’t add up. As she digs deeper, her actions threaten to rip apart her new family, destroy their hard-earned happiness, and even endanger her own life. Yet Jill can’t turn her back on a child she loves and once called her own.
Come Home reads with the breakneck pacing of a thriller while also exploring the definition of motherhood, asking the questions: Do you ever stop being a mother? Can you ever have an ex-child? What are the limits to love of family?
Lisa Scottoline hosts a Book Club party at her home every October. For book clubs to qualify, all you have to do is take a picture of the members and their copy of the book. I will be enrolling Home is where the book is. To join me, please have your copy of the book purchased by April 30. There may be a waiting list due to popular demand, so I would like to get a picture sent it sooner than later.
In addition, Lisa is touring and signing books. Check here for more details and times/locations.
I hope everyone is as excited as I am about the Home is where the Book is Book Club! Happy Reading!