I was involved in a book club at my old church; however, they meet on Sunday nights (which makes it difficult for me to attend; we typically have family dinner with my parents and sister on Sunday nights.) While I really enjoy and miss the women in that club, I also love being active and involved in book club.
That said, I decided to ask the women from my home church if they wanted to start a book club. A low-key, no pressure time to get together and discuss a similar passion (for those of us who enjoy reading) or (for those who don’t) a girls night away from the hubby and/or kids. :)
So far, we have read two books together. The first was The Hospital By the River by Catherine Hamlin - a wonderful story of hope and love that was brought to Ethiopia by Dr. Hamlin and her husband. While the book was a bit difficult to read (for various reasons), there is a documentary film on Netflix that was EXCELLENT and worthwhile! After our book discussion we decided to watch and discuss the film. Inspirational is the one word I would use to describe Hamlin’s story. Check it out if you have any interest in Ethiopia or women’s health.
The second book we read was Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn.
I honestly can’t think of much to critique.
The book was well written and difficult to put down. It began one way, took a turn (a crazy turn) and ended even more bizarre than when it originally started.
It was creepy, dark, suspenseful – a psychological mind-bender.
My relationship of love and hate for the main characters was constantly flipping back and forth; you didn’t know who or what to trust.
I HIGHLY recommend this book for anyone interested in thrillers; however, I think even those that don’t enjoy thrillers would enjoy this book too.
It’s. That. Good.
Two of my favorite quotes:
“Friends see most of each other’s flaws. Spouses see every awful last bit.”
“There’s something disturbing about recalling a warm memory and feeling utterly cold.”
Author: Gillian Flynn
Finished: November 17th, 2012
My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Have you read Gone Girl? What are some of your favorite thrillers?