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Book Club: Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

Because our drive for this book came from the Emmy nominations and wins for the HBO limited series of the same name, we decided that this month we would read the novel and binge watch the show as a way to debrief! One of our members pointed out an ironic quote from the book that relates to several bookworms – “It didn’t take Celeste long to realize that this was going to be the sort of book club where the book was secondary to the proceedings. She felt mild disappointment. She’d been looking forward to talking about the book. She’d even embarrassingly, prepared for book club…marking up a few pages with Post-it notes and writing a few pithy comments in the margins” (Moriarty 263). The funny part is, that is what happened haha. Beginning at 6pm, we knocked out 3.5 episodes (we met on a Tuesday and we are all avid This Is Us fans so we had to stop at 9pm!).

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WWW Wednesday (59)


The Three Ws are:

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?

Currently Reading: Evergreen Avenue by Amelia Keldan and Zoo by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge

Recently Finished ReadingBig Little Lies by Liane Moriarty and The Mountain Between Us by Charles Martin

Reading Next: My Life in France by Julia Childs and The Secret History by Donna Tartt

What is your WWW Wednesday?

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Gilmore Girls Book Club: One Day We’ll All Be Dead And None Of This Will Matter by Scaachi Koul 

If there was any other way to combine reading and the love of Gilmore Girls, this group of women clearly know how to do it right. Introducing the Gilmore Girls Book Club! A colleague of mine found a list for 13 Books Coming Out for Gilmore Girls Fans in 2017 and gauged interest from us and the rest is history. To clarify, none of these books are directly related to the Gilmore Girls nor are they on the Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge. They are books reminiscent of small town living and the quirky and lovable characters we’ve grown up with.

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October 2017 TBR

  • Quattrocento by James K McKean
  • The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides
  • The Tenth Circle by Jodi Picoult
  • My Life in France by Julia Childs
  • True East by Raymond Ahrens
  • Zoo by James Patterson
  • Without Merit by Colleen Hoover
  • Origins by Dan Brown
  • Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
  • Into the Water by Paula Hawkins
  • Diana: Fer True Story in Her Own Words by Andrew Morton
  • Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

What is on your October TBR List?

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Guest Post: Journey Towards Reading

I am excited to welcome my dear friend, Michael, as a guest blogger for Incessant Bookworm this morning! Michael and I were colleagues for over 2 years and deepened our friendship over books. We have changed jobs since then but have kept up with each others’ lives (including our bookish habits). Please welcome him and enjoy his guest post 🙂

With the start of a new season, I find myself in a place of reflection.  Over the past year I have embarked upon a journey-to read more than I ever have.  This wasn’t a journey I decided to start on January 1, 2017.  Instead it’s one that has been slowly building over the past few years.  Now this may not seem like some montage of a young professional reading books to conquer his Goodreads goal list, with the Rocky soundtrack and you’d be right.  The reality is that few stories start out this way because they don’t show the growth, development and insights gained.  My journey to read the most I had ever in my life has taught me about the strength of communities and how books can connect you with people you didn’t think you’d start a friendship with.

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