The Mod Woman 2018 Book Club - January Pick
Happy new year! I hope you all had a great holiday. I don't do resolutions as a general rule, but one of the goals that I have set for myself is to get back to being the voracious reader I once was. I used to read 3-4 books a month. Now? I'm lucky if I can get through one. And so I have come up with brilliant plan to create a book club here on The Mod Woman. Not only will it be a great way to get back to reading, but will also be a great way to connect with all of you. I created a group on Facebook for the book club where we can discuss the book of the month. If you are interested in joining please leave comment on the pinned post on the Mod Woman Facebook page and I will add you. At the end of January I will send out the Mod Woman newsletter with a full summary of my own thoughts on the book. Now that all the details are out of the way let's get to this month's club pick, All Grown up by Jami Attenberg
Andrea is a single, childless 39-year-old woman who tries to navigate family, sexuality, friendships and a career she never wanted, but battles with thoughts and desires that few people would want to face up to. Told in gut-wrenchingly honest language that shimmers with rage and intimacy, All Grown Up poses such questions as: - What if I don't want to hold your baby?- Can I date you without ever hearing about your divorce?- What can I demand of my mother now that I am an adult?- Is therapy pointless?- At what point does drinking a lot become a drinking problem?- Why does everyone keep asking me why I am not married? Powerfully intelligent and wickedly funny, All Grown Up delves into the psyche of a flawed but mesmerising character. Readers will recognise themselves in Jami Attenberg's truthful account of what it means to be a 21st century woman, though they might not always want to admit it.
I hope you will join me in reading more in 2018. Don't forget to add your name to the Facebook thread to join the book club group! Happy reading!