Well, book club this week turned out to be on the lighter side. Just 4 of us, and only 2 who had finished the book.
Honestly though, it’s unfortunate that more people didn’t read it. The book we chose, The Beach House by Mary Alice Monroe, was great.
If you’re looking for something lighthearted and easy-to-read, that also has depth, this is it. It’s a simple premise about a woman who leaves her busy life in Chicago to visit her mom at her childhood home down in South Carolina. It intertwines family, friendship, romance and self-awareness with a unique parallel to the journey of sea turtles and their offspring. You felt like you knew every character, and were happy to be a part of their lives.
It was one of those books you just finish with a sigh and a smile.
I say it’s the perfect book to relax with. And my solo survey of one would agree.
Next Up… Little Bee by Chris Cleave
(here’s hoping I can conjure up a bigger focus group of opinions for this one ;)