Happy June! School’s out for the summer and you are likely longing for some ‘me time’ more than ever. Mom’s Book Nook is the ideal solution – perfect for busy moms with limited time, a virtual book club. Last month’s discussion of Summer Secrets was our most active yet, and many thanks to all who gave their book recommendations and weighed in to choose this month’s selection…
Mom’s Book Nook – Online Book Club
Laura from Sunny Day Family, Erika from Pray Species and I are just like you… busy moms who love to read, and desperately missed our monthly book clubs. But a lazy Sunday afternoon to chat about books was just no longer in the cards as our families grew. So we started Mom’s Book Nook to find a way to still bring our fellow book lovers together at a time and platform that worked: online from the comfort of our home after the kids went to bed.
Joining is simple – pick up a copy of this month’s book, read along with us and join our Facebook group to be part of the friendly book banter all month long and the official discussion of this month’s pick on the last Monday of the month (6/27) at 9PM ET.
June 2016 Selection
Confession. This one has been recommended to me more times than any other book I’ve read this year. My mother-in-law recommended it last fall, book club members have thrown it out monthly for the last year. But I was afraid to read a book about assisted suicide (not a spoiler since now that it’s coming out as a movie, the plot basics are generally well known). I am so glad I finally did (yes, I’ve already read it!). This month’s selection for book club: Me Before You by Jojo Moyes.
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About the Book
Yes, it touches on the political, moral and ethical dilemma of assisted suicide. But there is so much more. It is a beautiful love story, a story of family, an epic depiction of life among families from opposite sides of town, and choosing a life worth living. I loved it so much, I had to read After You, Jojo Moyes sequel to the story.
About the Author
Jojo Moyes was born in 1969 and grew up in London. After a varied career, including working as a journalist for ten years, she became a full time novelist in 2002, when her first book, Sheltering Rain was published. Since then she has written a further eleven novels, all of which have been widely critically acclaimed.
Jojo has won the Romantic Novelist’s Award twice, and Me Before You has been nominated for Book of the Year at the UK Galaxy Book Awards. Me Before You has since gone on to sell over 3 million copies worldwide. She lives on a farm in Essex, England with her husband, journalist Charles Arthur, and their three children.
Join the Mom’s Book Nook Community
Want to be part of the conversation? Join our discussion group on Facebook, where we meet at 9PM on the last Monday of the month to discuss this month’s selection (and share lots of great books recommendations, articles and more all month long). Find us on Instagram, where we interact with the author’s of our monthly picks, share our favorite quotes from the books, and connect with fellow book lovers. And you can find us on Goodreads too!
Ready to read with us? See you at 9PM on Monday, 6/27 for book club: Me Before You! In the meantime, I leave you with this…