February TBYL Book Club

I’m so happy!

I’m thrilled that such a wonderful group of people have joined up to the very first TBYL Book Club, and all of you seem so eager to read and discuss…I’m over the moon!

We’ve been reading Sonya Hartnett’s Of a Boy this month, and now we’re ready to start chatting about the book on Monday (23.1.12). Some eager readers have already started to discuss – this little novel really does seem to get under the skin – and if these early conversations are any indication as to the discussions to come, it’s going to fantastic.

If you’d like to join in the conversation, you can find the club here.

As the month draws to a close, it’s time to start thinking about February’s read. We’ve chosen a challenging but intriguing novel, and one I’ve talked about before.

In February the club will read Room by Emma Donoghue.

When I read this book last year, I was really glad that I was challenged to take it on. It was an incredibly insightful novel, put together skilfully and not nearly as horror-mongoring as I thought it might be. It’s as much about the psychology of isolation, as it is about the crime itself. Told from five-year-old Jack’s perspective, this tale is painfully poignant but also inherently hopeful.

Join the club!
Read the review…
Buy the book!

I hope you’ll join us online for February. Remember, it’s free, you can opt in and opt out as you like, and it’s a great way to connect with fellow bookish people.

Join us: Facebook and Twitter

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