July/August Book Club selection

Wait, July/August what?  No I am not loosing my marbles.  I am making a change.  There have been a lot of changes around here recently.  But hopefully this works better.  I’ve had a lot of feedback that it is hard to find time to read even though you love it.  Or that you have tried to read the book but things got busy and the month got away from you and by the meeting you only got half way through.  Believe me I get being busy.  So I decided to make book club a 2 month process instead of just monthly.  I hope that will help a little.

So the Selection for July and August is:

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The Help

by Kathryn Stockett

And here’s a synopsis for you:

Be prepared to meet three unforgettable women:

Twenty-two-year-old Skeeter has just returned home after graduating from Ole Miss.She may have a degree, but it is 1962, Mississippi, and her mother will not be happy till Skeeter has a ring on her finger. Skeeter would normally find solace with her beloved maid Constantine, the woman who raised her, but Constantine has disappeared and no one will tell Skeeter where she has gone.

Aibileen is a black maid, a wise, regal woman raising her seventeenth white child.Something has shifted inside her after the loss of her own son, who died while his bosses looked the other way. She is devoted to the little girl she looks after, though she knows both their hearts may be broken.

Minny, Aibileen’s best friend, is short, fat, and perhaps the sassiest woman in Mississippi.She can cook like nobody’s business, but she can’t mind her tongue, so she’s lost yet another job. Minny finally finds a position working for someone too new to town to know her reputation. But her new boss has secrets of her own.

Seemingly as different from one another as can be, these women will nonetheless come together for a clandestine project that will put them all at risk. And why? Because they are suffocating within the lines that define their town and their times. And sometimes lines are made to be crossed.

 

Hopefully giving 2 months will help with our busy lives and still let us indulge in some great novels.  I will post here and there about the book so we don’t forget.

And our winner from June’s Book club meeting is

Me

Baye!!

who wins this super cute upcycled statement necklace from JMP Designs

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Congratulations and happy reading to all!!

I’m linking here!!

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Comments

  1. Hey! I'm a winner. Thanks. I'm looking forward to the new book. I've heard great things about it.

  2. Jaime @ I'm a Mom not a Professional says:

    LOVE this book! Great pick

  3. Smallgood says:

    I'm game. I do think a month is a reasonable time. I'm disappointed my library went to a 2 week loan system. I can't read that quickly. :(

    I've wanted to read this book for nearly a year now, so I'm so excited.

  4. Love the book! Great choice :)

  5. My hubby just gave me this book for my birthday! I am so excited to read it.

  6. Thanks for entering my giveaway.

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    Thanks,
    Rajee

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