It’s a new month and that means it’s time for the November book club choices. Two of these selections are books I picked up at the annual book sale at our local public library. One of these was a hardcover copy of a beloved book I already had in quality paperback. Guess what that means? I’m going to be doing a book giveaway here on the blog soon! I have a stack of books I’ve been collecting for that purpose. Several are LWD book club selections so if you’ve been wanting to read some of those but didn’t want to purchase them, this might be your chance. I’ll tell you more about this giveaway soon.
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LWD NOVEMBER BOOK CLUB SELECTIONS
Creating a Beautiful Home by Alexandra Stoddard
This is the book I mentioned above that I was able to purchase in hardcover at the library book sale. It was one of two Alexandra Stoddard books they had and I bought them both. That means I’ll be giving away my gently read, quality paperback copies in my book giveaway.
Tapping her wealth of professional secrets, the McCall’s columnist offers a practical guide to creating a beautiful home that combines inventive and imaginative design solutions to fit every pocketbook and lifestyle.
The Borrower: A Novel by Rebecca Makkai
This is the other book selection this month that I purchased at the library book sale. It sounds really intriguing and I’m looking forward to reading it.
Lucy Hull, a children’s librarian in Hannibal, Missouri, finds herself both kidnapper and kidnapped when her favorite patron, ten-year-old Ian Drake, runs away from home. Ian needs Lucy’s help to smuggle books past his overbearing mother, who has enrolled Ian in weekly antigay classes. Desperate to save him from the Drakes, Lucy allows herself to be hijacked by Ian when she finds him camped out in the library after hours, and the odd pair embarks on a crazy road trip. But is it just Ian who is running away? And should Lucy be trying to save a boy from his own parents?
Sixty Million Frenchmen Can’t Be Wrong: Why We Love France but Not the French by Jean-Benoit Nadeau
This month’s final selection is one I’ve had on my Kindle for awhile. As you know, I’m a Francophile so this this sounds like something right up my alley. However, I must say that after our trip to Paris in 2014 I would disagree with the common perception that the French are rude. We found everyone to be polite and easy to deal with.
Sixty Million Frenchmen Can’t Be Wrong is a journey into the French heart, mind and soul. Decrypting French ideas about land, privacy and language, Nadeau and Barlow weave together the threads of French society–from centralization and the Napoleonic Code to elite education and even street protests–giving us, for the first time, a complete picture of the French.
Will you be joining me in reading any of these this month? If not, what are you reading instead? I always love to hear book recommendations so please leave me a comment!
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