Jack and I were brainstorming how to make S.I.T.C rad, and he suggested a book club. I think the level of my enthusiasm was a little embarrassing so he said “great, you’re in charge of writing about books”.
To launch our book club I’ll do a little review of what I read in April, and what’s in store for May; hopefully, you find the variety inspiring and that we can get some dialogue and suggestions going!
The Vegetarian by Han Kang:
An allegorical novel about modern-day South Korea.(and not really about vegetarianism at all) For those who want a quick but worthy read.
Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari:
An in-depth exploration of the pleasures and perils of modern romance from this well-known comedian. (and a reassurance that I should stay away from online dating) For those who want a laugh and someone to relate to!
Blood, Bones, and Butter by Gabrielle Hamilton:
Named one of the best books of the year, and I have to agree. It’s Gabrielle’s “inadvertent education of a reluctant chef” It was humbling and candid and for those seeking a #girlcrush.
Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes:
It was a bit self-righteous for my liking, but a nice reminder to put yourself out there and opportunities will come. For those who need some Ra-Ra in their life.
The House We Grew Up In by Lisa Jewell:
I picked this one up because it was a New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller – a dramatic look at siblings, parents and hoarding. For those who might need a good cry.
On the nightstand, I have The Power by Naomi Alderman, My Husbands Wife by Jane Corry, and The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson – stay tuned to hear about these my fellow book worms!
Till next time,