Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Bookclub: Year of the Gadfly

I know it is suppose to be Tuesday Shoesday, but I realized that I never posted about our first bookclub meeting.  So I am skipping Tuesday Shoesday this week so I can tell you about bookclub for September as well as let you know about the bookclub pick for October so you still have time to read if you want (and you won't want to miss out, trust me!!)

For those of you who have no idea what I am talking about, recently a group of bloggers and I started an online book club.  We are reading a book a month and then chatting about it via Google hangouts towards the end of the month.

Our first book was Year of the Gadfly by Jennifer Miller.  If you haven't read it, I suggest you do.  I had already read it before bookclub, but then re-read it for book club and I honestly loved it as much the second time as I did the first time around.  In fact, I picked up on a lot that I missed the first time because I was reading so fast the first time- I seriously could not put it down.

It was so much fun and interesting hearing everyone's different points of view on the book.  Generally, everyone loved it, but for different reasons.  The book is told by 3 different main characters, and it was really interesting hearing who everyone's favorite narrator was and why.  There were five of us that met, and it was so much fun chatting with the other girls about the book!!

I am not going to do an actual review of the book, since I did it once before here.  And for two other awesome reviews/ bookclub recaps go to fellow bookclubbers Kelly and Jennie's posts (Jennie didn't get to actually join in on our discussion sadly due to internet/ Google hangouts failure).

I hope that if you haven't read Year of the Gadfly, you will go get it and read it.  It is fantastic.

So now for the October bookclub pick....

I am not going to lie- I have already finished it.  I finished last night.  I couldn't put it down.  It was AMAZING.  Like, "if you don't read any other book this year, read this book" amazing.  I am going to warn you- it is crazy.  I don't even know how to talk about it without ruining it.  This author is talented- so so so talented.

In fact, Jennifer Weiner said on twitter that this is one of the best books she has ever read, and she was going to re-read it to try to figure out how the author did it.

Here is a very brief synopsis-
On the day of their fifth wedding anniversary, Amy Dunne goes missing from a small town in Missouri.  From the beginning, the police suspect her husband Nick, who is unemotional and detached from the search for Amy.  Although he declares his innocence, the evidence all seems to point to Nick as the only suspect on Amy's disappearance.

That is all I am going to say.  For real.  You just need to read it.  It is super smart, with lots of twists and turns. And I can't wait to chat about this book with the other girls!!  I am also going to be reading Gillian Flynn's other two books Dark Places and Sharp Objects very soon!

If you want to participate in bookclub this month, we meet on the last Thursday and Sunday of the month.  Just let me know and I will send you an email letting you know about times, etc.

Happy reading!


  1. This sounds so fun... I want to participate as soon as I finish law school and have the time/desire for reading non-law-school stuff again!

  2. The meeting was so fun, such a great idea!



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