Book Club Briefs

Book Club Briefs are succinct book suggestions for people on the go.

They are also good for people like me, who leave things until the last minute (or completely forget) and are looking for a book to suggest for next month’s reading while sitting in their car in front of the house of the current host.


If you are looking for a light read, this is not the book for you. But, if what want is a book where race, culture, feminism, friendship, and mental health all intersect with a touch of humor, you need Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams. Personally, I found that the publisher’s description does not do justice toContinue reading “Queenie”

The Girl He Used to Know

At first glance, this is a novel about love, heartbreak, and second chances. Annika and Jonathan were college sweethearts who planned a future together, however, they soon discover that life doesn’t always go as planned and they go their separate ways. Ten years later they reunite. Both a little wiser, they make a second attemptContinue reading “The Girl He Used to Know”

The Girls

Set in California in the summer of 1969, The Girls is a story about 14 year-old Evie who is disenchanted with her middle-class life, boys, parents, and friends. Desperately seeking connection, she falls under the influence of Suzanne, and is drawn into a Mansonesque-like cult. Authors:Cline, Emma Title:The girls Publisher:New York : Random House, 2016Continue reading “The Girls”


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