We had our second meeting last week to discuss our first book: The Wonder Spot, by Melissa Bank. I give this book 2 stars. boo. I am shocked to see that on amazon 95 reviews averaged 3.5 stars. Comments from our club meeting: "the book lacked substance", "nothing really happened", "it was like a flat road", "the main character was whiny", "anticlimactic". My personal main criticism is that the main character lets a lot of sh*tty people in her life. The entire time I was reading it I wanted to jump into the page and slap her across the face and scream, "Wake up, it's your life, no one else cares"... Anyway...the reason this book gets a 2/5 from me is because I actually finished it. Not just because I had to for book club; I really was hoping something exciting would happen. If I can say anything positive, I did enjoy parts of the authors style. She writes some pretty funny metaphors that had me lol. If I didn't have mommy-brain this morning I would write some of them down for you. Oh well.
The club agreed we need something a little meatier for our next read, something like The Time Travellers Wife, by Audrey Niffenegger. So we decided on Secret Daughter: A Novel, by Shilpi Somaya Gowda. Hopefully this book will live up to it's amazon rating of 4.5 stars. So far I'm 18 pages in and loving it! Seems like it's going to be a real tearjerker for me.