I know, I am posting on a Sunday, but I have a busy week ahead and wanted to be sure to share my review of September’s book pick with you! Our little book club has been growing, so be sure to check out the reviews my fellow clubbers, Carmel, Kirby, Katie, and Brenda post!
In September we read….
Big Little Lies was my pick after chatting with my mother in law who recommended it. I truly loved it- Moriarty has a fabulous style of writing. In this book, Moriarty discusses an issue that has been predominant in our nation’s headlines as of late- domestic abuse. This issue is one that many people associate with a certain class, or lack of education, but this book really shows the truth (in a fictional manner!).
In this novel, we follow the lives of Madeline the remarried mother, Celeste the idyllic mother of twins, and Jane the young single mother- all moms with children at the same preschool. We see their stories unfold and intertwine, and relationships develop. And as readers, we know that a murder is being investigated, but the scenario is not revealed until the end. Until then, we are guessing as to who ends up dead, and how and why. Moriarty’s style keeps what could be a thick and serious novel feeling as light as possible. What I truly loved about this book, aside from the writing style, was the feeling of camaraderie between the women and moms…. it was a story of friends sticking by friends, supporting one another and giving strength when it is needed.
I don’t want to give away too much, but I will tell you that I enjoyed this book so much that I ended up diving right into another Moriarty novel:
And I loved it even MORE. So, basically, you just need to check out Lianne Moriarty. I’m anxious to read more of her books!
Katie has selected October’s book:
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