I Joined a Book Club!

We call ourselves The Winebrarians: a wine club with a reading problem.
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Joining a book club was always something I hoped to do, especially given how much I love to read for fun. I always thought it would be something I did when I got a little older, but when I saw some friends had started one here in Baton Rouge, I oh so politely asked to join, got into their group chat, and all but invited myself to their next meeting. Of course, most of these girls were friends from college or acquaintences from high school, so they had no problem with my enthusiasm and welcomed me with open arms. I couldn't make it to their first few meetups, but after finally making it to the October meeting, I knew I had found my people.

The first book we read was the wildly popular Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens. Read my review here!

So far we've read Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia OwensThe Alice Network by Kate Quinn, and An American Marriage by Tayari Jones. Everyone seemed to like Where the Crawdads Sing and loved The Alice Network, but didn't exactly fall in love with An American Marriage. 

For the sake of full disclosure, I didn't read The Alice Network... I was too busy with school and reading Michelle Obama's book (review here!)... plus I, unfortunately, couldn't make it to the meeting.

Our book for this month is Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows by Balli Kaur Jaswal. 

We didn't exactly love An American Marriage, so we were hoping for something a little lighter. One of our friends said another book club read it and claimed it was light and funny so we chose it based on that and the fact that it was a Reese Witherspoon Bookclub Pick. Reese hardly ever leads us astray.

I definitely enjoyed it and will be sure to post a full review in my next "What I Read" post for fall, but I will say it was surprisingly heartfelt in addition to being funny. I'd give it 4 stars only because I liked it but didn't love; there wasn't quite enough depth for a full 5 stars.  Sidenote, it's not an Indian version of 50 Shades of Gray, though my boyfriend and his friends probably still don't believe me on that one.

In the meantime, you can see some of my other book reviews on my BOOKS tab at the top of the page or here.

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