I think I only mentioned it in passing, but earlier this month I went to the inaugural B&N Book Club (because everyone it seems, even celebrities, has a book club these days). Their selection was Meg Wolitzer's The Female Persausion, which after an initially uncertain start I ended up quite liking (and I know I am quite behind in writing about the books I have been reading/finishing . . . is it possible to have 'writer's block' as opposed to Writer's Block, which I am not, if you know what I mean . . . but I will get to them eventually).
It was a small group of ladies who met at the local B&N made up of varied ages and backgrounds and book interests. It's always interesting to hear other reader's takes on a book and I end up noticing things about the story I had not realized I missed. The discussion took place in their cafe and was just under an hour (perfect for me on a work night). It sounds as though B&N will be continuing with the book club, but the next selection is not being announced until June 2!
Everyone enjoyed it so much we decided to hold our own 'interim' discussion before the next big read. We chose Kristin Harmel's The Room on Rue Amélie as our next read. I just picked up my copy and it looks quite promising.
". . . this powerful novel of fate, resistance, and family—by the international bestselling author of The Sweetness of Forgetting and When We Meet Again—tells the tale of an American woman, a British RAF pilot, and a young Jewish teenager whose lives intersect in occupied Paris during the tumultuous days of World War II."
I have been a little reluctant of late to pick up stories about the war era (at least that are directly about the war). I think I've just read so many that I needed a little breather, but hopefully this won't have too much tragedy and heartache. It seems to have gotten positive reviews and I am in the mood for some good historical fiction, so this might be just the book to read next. I'll let you know how it goes!