Decisions, Decisions… You Pick the Next Book Club Novel

Book Club Friends, I have officially hit an end of the school year wall.

The many things that came easy to me in September have become the most challenging parts of my day. Friday spelling tests? No, thank you. Packing lunches? Thank goodness snack packs were on sale last week, so I can avoid portioning out chips into little baggies. Even signing the daily reading log feels like a chore. While reviewing my son’s behavior report this week, I discovered he received a mark for “singing loudly while in the bathroom and disrupting the class.” I know it’s officially May when my primary thought was that I hoped he picked a nice song to sing…

All Moms hit this wall as summer approaches which is why the cleverly written blog posts about this subject go viral each year. Although I recently revealed that not much about my daily life changes when summer arrives, I must admit that there are two things I very much look forward to – less scheduled parenting (some days) and vacations. Both of which free up a little a little time for me to focus on my writing and read some really good books.

With so Many Books, How’s a Girl to Choose?

I follow the blogs and Facebook pages of my favorite Authors to receive news on upcoming book releases or new projects, and it seems like every day I hear about a new book release date or discover something I want to add to my reading list. As vacations approach or just a little down time presents itself for all of us, it seemed like the perfect opportunity to make our next Book Club selection . There’s only one problem – with so many new books coming out every day, how could I possibly choose?

Because my indecisiveness would prevent us from ever moving forward with our next book, I’ve decided to put that choice back into the hands of those of you who have been following the Jacksonville Mom’s Blog Book Club so diligently. You really knocked it out of the park when picking our very first book, The Husband’s Secret, so I’m highly confident in your next choice. I pulled four books from my Summer Reading List Blog for you to choose from.

Now You Decide

Gone Girl – Yes, I know. Many of you’ve already read this book, and I previously confessed to being one of the few people who just couldn’t get into it enough to finish. If you’re like me and looking to jump on this bandwagon or just want to revisit this popular book before the move release, this is your pick.

This is Where I Leave You – A movie release with Tina Fey and Jason Bateman has this at the top of my reading list. The good thing about reading books with dysfunctional families is that they typically make use feel just a little bit better about our own crazy families.

What Alice Forgot – The description of this book reminded me of the movie, Overboard, and I may or may not have watched that movie at least twenty times. Feel free to judge.

Someday, Someday, Maybe – I’ll be reading this book over the summer with or without all of you joining me because I just adore Lauren Graham from Parenthood and Gilmore Girls. Although fiction, Graham seems to be sticking with what she knows – “An aspiring actress trying to make it in mid-nineties NYC.”

You can make your book selection in the poll below. I can’t wait to see what you choose for us to get started on next week!

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2 Responses to Decisions, Decisions… You Pick the Next Book Club Novel

  1. Lacey Stephens May 16, 2014 at 9:25 am #

    I CAN’T wait for summer! I’m so over the daily grind of school. Although I’m sure ill want to ship my kids off half way through the first week of summer break! I’m not sure if my vote when through since I’m on my phone in a car with sporadic coverage but my vote is for This is Where I left you

  2. Renee Castillo May 22, 2014 at 8:09 pm #

    Only 7 1/2 more school days and 9 more work days to go…I cannot wait for summer and all the time I will have to read. Oh yeah, and to spend time with my kids…

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