Hi guys! Emma here – I’m back with more book club news! So excited to announce our March Book Club Picks.. and I’m hoping you all love this month’s book options a little more than you did February’s..
As many of you know, we have a book club page on Facebook where we swap book recommendations, chat about the books, and more. Click here to join!
Anyways.. on to our February Book Club Picks! For those of you who are new or who aren’t in the facebook group.. we decided to add a secondary book to January’s lineup for the overachievers & decided to keep it going! We’ll be discussing the secondary novel solely in the facebook group, not here on the blog. We’ll always have 1 main book for each month and a secondary book for those who aren’t interested in the main book or for the overachievers who want to read both.
Now on to the March Book Club Picks!
Our main book is…
Long Bright River by Liz Moore!
AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!
A GOOD MORNING AMERICA BOOK CLUB PICK
“[Moore’s] careful balance of the hard-bitten with the heartfelt is what elevates Long Bright River from entertaining page-turner to a book that makes you want to call someone you love.” – The New York Times Book Review
“This is police procedural and a thriller par excellence, one in which the city of Philadelphia itself is a character (think Boston and Mystic River). But it’s also a literary tale narrated by a strong woman with a richly drawn personal life – powerful and genre-defying.” – People
“A thoughtful, powerful novel by a writer who displays enormous compassion for her characters. Long Bright River is an outstanding crime novel… I absolutely loved it.”
—Paula Hawkins, #1 New York Times-bestselling author of The Girl on the Train
Two sisters travel the same streets, though their lives couldn’t be more different. Then one of them goes missing.
In a Philadelphia neighborhood rocked by the opioid crisis, two once-inseparable sisters find themselves at odds. One, Kacey, lives on the streets in the vise of addiction. The other, Mickey, walks those same blocks on her police beat. They don’t speak anymore, but Mickey never stops worrying about her sibling.
Then Kacey disappears, suddenly, at the same time that a mysterious string of murders begins in Mickey’s district, and Mickey becomes dangerously obsessed with finding the culprit–and her sister–before it’s too late.
Alternating its present-day mystery with the story of the sisters’ childhood and adolescence, Long Bright River is at once heart-pounding and heart-wrenching: a gripping suspense novel that is also a moving story of sisters, addiction, and the formidable ties that persist between place, family, and fate.
Doesn’t this book sound incredible? I am SO excited to dive right in and read it. Sounds a lot better than last month’s pick, and I’m really looking forward to it. You can pick this book up from anywhere books are sold! I always recommend to please support your local bookstores before shopping anywhere else if possible. Otherwise, the hardcover copy is currently on sale for $15.99 on Amazon. Click here to shop.
Persuasion by Jane Austen
Of all Jane Austen’s great and delightful novels, Persuasion is widely regarded as the most moving. It is the story of a second chance.
Anne Elliot, daughter of the snobbish Sir Walter Elliot, is woman of quiet charm and deep feelings. When she was nineteen she fell in love with—and was engaged to—a naval officer, the fearless and headstrong Captain Wentworth. But the young man had no fortune, and Anne allowed herself to be persuaded to give him up. Now, eight years later, Wentworth has returned to the neighborhood, a rich man and still unwed. Anne’s never-diminished love is muffled by her pride, and he seems cold and unforgiving. What happens as the two are thrown together in the social world of Bath—and as an eager new suitor appears for Anne—is touchingly and wittily told in a masterpiece that is also one of the most entrancing novels in the English language.
Okay, Okay, I know you guys. Jane Austen? One of the most famous authors in all of history? I just LOVE her writing and have read many of her most famous works – but haven’t read Persuasion. I think it’ll be a great love story and a lighter option compared to our other choice. The best part is.. it’s free on Apple downloads! (At least it was for me.) If it isn’t, you can click here to order. (or pick up at any local book store.)
What do you think about our March book club picks? Let me know in the comments below.
Please keep in mind that I’m reading alongside you each month.. I don’t know anything more than you other than what’s in the main summary. If there are issues that may trigger you while reading a book, please do your due-diligence and research whether this book is right for you. This book club is open to all subjects – hard times, politics, romance, horror, serial killers, miscarriage and so forth. Please make sure to research if topics are of a concern. Thanks!
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