Friday, April 9, 2010

Book Club: Dear John by Nicholas Sparks

I'm sure you've seen the trailers for the movie and you've probably heard of Nicholas Sparks.  So without further ado, our book club thought the book was...meh.  As reviews go, there's not much for me to say.

Was it a bad book?  No. 
Was it an easy read? Yes. 
Was it a page turner?  No. 
Was it a sappy love story?  Yes.
Did it give us much to talk about at book club last night?  No. 
Did we still have plenty to talk about at book club other
than that book?  You bet!

I don't know why I didn't join a book club years ago.  We have such an eclectic group of women and the conversation is never dull.  What we realized is just how many of us have read wonderful books that no one else in the group has heard of.  We voted on our next 2 books: House Rules by Jodi Picoult followed by The Book Thief by Markus Zusak.  We decided that after reading those 2 we are going to let each woman in the group take a month and recommend the book for that month.  The thinking is that we will all branch out of our norms and try reading some of these authors that we never would have tried on our own.  I'll let you know how it goes.


  1. You'll *love* The Book Thief! Wish I was there with you girls!

  2. A friend of mine raves about her book club. I wish I had more time to be part of one!