Last night, the cool kids got together to discuss this month’s picks: a murder mystery and a feel-good pageant story. There was laughing and crying (because one of them seemed to never end). And there was booze.
Did you miss out last night? Don’t worry, at the bottom of this post we have two new books picked out for November 26th at 9/8c.
But before we get to that, let’s review!
I can see why other reviewers were singing this book’s praises. It was intricate and confusing and full of red herrings. If you like the game Clue, you’ll like this book. I hate Clue, and I’ve never seen the movie. This book was hard for me to get through and I wasn’t the only one. Here’s what the group had to say:
“So many questions and I don’t even know what they are lol!” -Elizabeth
“It took forever to get into it and then I didn’t care.” -Jennifer
I think that this book just isn’t BBC’s style. We are majorly romance and YA readers, with a little domestic suspense and memoir sprinkled on top. Not that we can’t read outside of our comfort zones, this was just not our thing.
In the end, BBCer’s spoke and gave it (out of five):
This is where I also remind you all that you NEVER have to finish a BBC book to come to book club. In fact, some of the best discussions are from people that loathe books.
Buy it and judge for yourself.
Dumplin’ is going to be a movie very soon so we needed to know more about this book. I know I wasn’t the only person that immediately read the followup Puddin’ immediately after finishing this book. It was fun and you were just left happy at the end. Here’s what the BBC’ers had to say about Dumplin’:
“So relatable at times.”-Myria
“Chubby girl represents us all, shatters perceptions, gets the guy (and other stuff too).” -Emily
As the person to read both books this month, this was the hands down winner. In the end, BBCer’s spoke and gave it (again, out of five):
November’s Boozy Book Club Picks
I’m half convinced that there is a conspiracy to have the poll results come way too close on the months I have to do the wrap up post. Why do I have to make the hard decisions?!
Coming in at first place with 11 votes:
Damsel has dragons and princes and princesses. And things that are not as they seem. Which are pretty much my favorite things and I can’t wait to get my copy of this book. Buy it.
Coming in second place with 10 votes were both Dry by Neal & Jarrod Shusterman and A Spark of Light by Jodi Picoult. Both of these would be good reads, but we can barely read two books in the month (and have time to read the books we want to read). So, after a lot of internal turmoil, I went with the book that would be easier for the library-users to get their hands on.
I’ve been wanting to read Neal Shusterman for years, but he keeps getting pushed further down my TBR list. I just know that this is going to start me on a binge read of all of his books.
Were you one of the people that wanted to read Jodi Picoult? Put those books on hold now! We can all reexamine the hold lists in a few weeks (mine is a 2 months and a 5 months wait) and–I’m not promising anything–maybe we will vote to read it this winter!
Want to get in on the fun?
All you have to do is join the Boozy Book Club on Facebook, attempt to read one (or both!) of the books for the month, and then join us on November 26th. You’ll be tired of your family at that point of the month anyway. It really is that simple!