February 2016 Book Club

Wow!  It seems like ages since I wrote about our book club.  I missed sharing the December Book , Leaving Before the Rain Leaves, which I did not read and then for January we read The Coroner’s Lunch which I really enjoyed. It is the first book in the Dr. Siri Paiboun mystery series that takes place in Laos during the late 70’s. I don’t recall our discussion and therefore can’t speak to the groups opinion but I found it thoroughly engaging. I didn’t know much about Laos and it is a big part of the storyline, as is Dr. Siri Paibourn work as a coroner.  It is witty and charming and I plan on picking up more of the series for Spring Break.

Fast forward to February and our current read Fates and Furies: A Novel by Lauren Groff.  It has a list of awards ..Amazon’s 2015 Best Book of the Year, New York Times Bestseller, a Finalist for the 2015 National Book Award.. etc.. etc..  so many I couldn’t write them all down.  We had big hopes for this book and it did not deliver, at least not for our group.  It was one of the hardest books for me to get into.  I started it and put it down more times than I can count.  I carried it back and forth on the train everyday and the only think I got out of it was a kink in my neck!  The rest of my group felt the same and, those who finished the book, did not have good news to report.  I put a teaser on Facebook and it was interesting to see who loved it and who did not.  Have you read Fates and Furies?  If so, please leave a comment with your thoughts.  I am dying to hear from someone who loved it and why?


Fates and Furies: A Novel | Lauren Groff

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  1. Read the book because of great reviews, so disappointed, not a fabulous read.

  2. I hated it too! I put it down half way through and I rarely do that. Please do more book reviews on your blog!

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