12 books. It doesn’t seem like much, but in this busy world of working and technology, I find that I have pushed one of my favorite hobbies aside.. reading. No more! This is the year of me – living in fantasy worlds, going on detective hunts, and learning new skills. No matter the place or adventure, reading is my greatest escape and I want more of it.
One book a month is what we’re aiming for. You don’t have to go overboard and read a book a week (although my mom does this and she’s brilliant), but once a month I can handle. The genre of books that I tend to enjoy are fictional, thrillers with a mystery element and juicy. If you enjoy these types of books as well, then I would love for to join me in this fun year of reading!
- Look for bi-monthly posts on this subject – one will be introducing the book and discussing why we chose it, and at the end of the month we will post our opinion along with a discussion… including your comments and feedback.
- For the first post each month – no spoiling comments allowed! We want everyone to have a fair chance of enjoying without ruining the ending/details on this post. We would love to have a great discussion on the book in the second post of the month.
Emma (my daughter) loves to read and picked our first book. January’s read is called “The Woman in the Window” by A.J. Finn. You can purchase the book pretty much anywhere, but I linked a copy on Amazon. You can purchase the book in a hardback version, on kindle, or even listen to it on audible! I love listening to books while driving. It already has a movie deal in the works as well.. and it just came out this month.
Known as the thriller of the year, the story revolves around Anna Fox, a recluse who lives in her New York City home alone. A tragic accident caused her to become a agoraphobic, which means she is afraid of the world outside her front door. She drinks too much, watches black & white movies all day, and spies on her neighbors through the zoom on her camera lens. The Russell family moves into the home across the street: a man, woman, and their teenage son. They are kind to her and seem like the perfect family. One night, while Anna is watching her neighbors through the window, she sees something she shouldn’t.. and things begin to spiral out of control. What is real? What is imagined? Is someone dead?
Seems very ‘Gone Girl’ or ‘Girl on the Train’ esq. (which we are very excited about because we loved both of those books!) Let us know what you think of the book choice and if you’re going to read it. Also, do you like our monthly book club idea? We love to hear your feedback.
The discussion on this January’s post was posted! Click here to read about it & find out what February’s book is.