The book club girls and I had a blast last night hanging out and discussing '11/22/63' by Stephen King. The book was enjoyed by everyone and I was impressed with how many of us finished this really long book in just one month. Just about everyone agreed that changing events in the past can have dangerous consequences and we enjoyed discussing regrets in our past and realizing that you can't go back and change those and the mistakes in life become a part of you and who you become. The discussion with this group is always captivating and we end up chatting for over two hours (and probably could keep going if we all were not so tired). The next book club selection was suggested by one of the ladies in our group that works for the library. Our county supports a project each year where the entire county is encouraged to read the same book. We also read last year's county selection 'Await Your Reply'. This month we will be reading 'Rules of Civility' by Amor Towles and here is a short summary:
- A sophisticated and entertaining debut novel about an irresistible young woman with an uncommon sense of purpose. Set in New York City in 1938, Rules of Civility tells the story of a watershed year in the life of an uncompromising twenty-five-year- old named Katey Kontent. Armed with little more than a formidable intellect, a bracing wit, and her own brand of cool nerve, Katey embarks on a journey from a Wall Street secretarial pool through the upper echelons of New York society in search of a brighter future.
The timing of reading this book is perfect because the author (Amor Towles) is visiting our local library next month and presenting information about the book. I am excited to have the opportunity to meet the author and see what other people in my community thought of the book. As always, I will be sure to post updates on the book and a final review once I finish it. Happy Reading!