I have been wanting to join a book club for a while now and my friends and I have been talking about it for a few months but never really doing anything about it. I have looked at meetup.com but that site is really overwhelming and I am actually extremely shy and nervous when meeting a group of new people. I mean, who isn’t!
Well I am totally proud of myself. Today I took action. I created our book club (on Facebook, of course)! We are going to read 1 book a month for our club and meet up every 2 weeks. We are going to rotate people’s houses to meet up at and if we can’t meet anywhere, there is always starbucks. Our first book is Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. Who knew this book was so popular! I went to the library to go check it out and there were 440 people who already had holds on their 124 copies! WHHHAAAAATTT!?! Well there went that idea to save some money….Amazon it is.
Here is the description of the book from amazon:
Marriage can be a real killer. One of the most critically acclaimed suspense writers of our time, New York Times bestseller Gillian Flynn takes that statement to its darkest place in this unputdownable masterpiece about a marriage gone terribly, terribly wrong. The Chicago Tribune proclaimed that her work “draws you in and keeps you reading with the force of a pure but nasty addiction.” Gone Girl’s toxic mix of sharp-edged wit and deliciously chilling prose creates a nerve-fraying thriller that confounds you at every turn. On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy Dunne’s fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick’s clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn’t doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams about the slope and shape of his wife’s head, but passages from Amy’s diary reveal the alpha-girl perfectionist could have put anyone dangerously on edge. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media—as well as Amy’s fiercely doting parents—the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he’s definitely bitter—but is he really a killer? As the cops close in, every couple in town is soon wondering how well they know the one that they love. With his twin sister, Margo, at his side, Nick stands by his innocence. Trouble is, if Nick didn’t do it, where is that beautiful wife? And what was in that silvery gift box hidden in the back of her bedroom closet? With her razor-sharp writing and trademark psychological insight, Gillian Flynn delivers a fast-paced, devilishly dark, and ingeniously plotted thriller that confirms her status as one of the hottest writers around.
I am really excited about this. We already have a ton of people who want to be in a book club! How nerdy are we?? haha Even my mom wants to be in it.
I was thinking that if any of you want to form a “virtual” book club of sorts let me know! We could totally do this blogger style!