Whenever I sit around a table with all my girl friends, getting ready to chat about that month’s book club book, I find myself thinking about this book. No, not because they’re angry housewives, or even because they sit around eating bonbons, but because I feel so blessed to have found such an amazing group of supportive, like minded women to call friends.
Much like the women in Lorna Landvik’s book, our book club is a great excuse to get together regularly, to talk about the book, but also to connect on a deeper level than the quick hellos we exchange as we pass each other on the way to and from school or the grocery store.
This book is funny, it’s real, it’s pretty much timeless. It’ll make you love your friends even more than you already do. And reading it will remind you that good friends can give you the strength to get through anything life throws at you.
When I read this book, 8 years ago, I didn’t have the kinds of local friends I have today, and I didn’t yet know how much I would come to lean on them when I did find them. I’m grateful for great books that showed me what I had to look forward to.
Read this book if: You love stories about great friendships. You enjoy stories with strong characters and “real” life situations that you could encounter every day of the week. You like stories that stick with you years after you’ve turned the last page.
Would this make a good book club book? This book falls squarely in the Women’s Fiction genre, but it covers a lot of really deep if not really thought provoking topics. Read this if you want to talk about the power of friendship and the need for a strong support system to get through life.
Want to read the other books on this list? Here they are!
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