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As y’all may have guessed by now, Jennifer and I are very close. We love to talk, shop, cook, thrift and a multitude of other fun things.
Years ago, we watched the movie “Jane Austen Book Club”. Did you ever see this film? The story focuses on a book club that was formed to specifically discuss the six novels by Jane Austen. Each of the book club members lives parallel the experiences in the themes of each novel.
We decided that to further educate ourselves and in an effort to share something together we were going to read Jane Austen’s’ classics. We excitedly chose and started with “Persuasion”. Personally, I started reading the novel that evening. I didn’t get very far. Of course the novel is written in proper, Old English of the 1800’s. I had a headache by the end of the first chapter 🙂 I didn’t want to confess to Jennifer that I was too lame to continue to read this fabulous classic. About a week later Jennifer asked how far along I was in the book…I had to come clean and tell the truth. She laughed out loud and said she quit reading it as well. So, like any great mother and daughter – we watched the movie Sense and Sensibility! Love this version of the movie…
When we came up with our Summer reading list, we each agreed that we like books that are fairly easy reads and provide an escape in time for a bit. We hope that you will follow along with these selections for Summer Book Club.
One family, two sisters and a lifetime of secrets. A third child in a family that only wanted two, Muriel Sullivant has always been an outsider. Short, dark haired and round, she worships her beautiful blonde sister, Pia and envies the close bond she shares with their mother, Lidia. Growing up in their shadow, Muriel believes that if she keeps all their secrets – and she knows plenty,mother will love her too.
The Invention of Wings…
Set in South Carolina, the real Sarah Grimke is the daughter of an elite Charleston family. She yearns for a life beyond the limiting walls of her wealthy family. She fought for abolition and women’s rights. Sarah fights for the freedom of her families urban slave Hetty “Handful” Grimke – “We can do little for the slave as long as we’re under the feet of men”. Follow along in Sarah and “Handful’s” journey.
A novel chronicling the 1837 real-life unsolved murder of Jenny Bonnet, a bicycle-stealing, pants-wearing San Francisoco woman. Her friend sets out to solve the whodunnit, and Donoghue’s unveiling will keep you planted in your seat.