Yesterday, was my monthly book club meeting, and I would say that it was the best meeting yet. It seems as though the book club has finally hit its stride which is great! I could not last another month of quick, meaningless, did I waste my time, meetings. Therefore I was so glad that this month wasn't like that
As you may know, this month the book was The Last House Guest by Megan Miranda.
So, this month my book club tried something new. Instead of just going through a list of pre-arranged book club questions that come up from those lists, (and speeding through those questions), everyone was tasked with coming up with a question or two, and then they were all put into a bowel and pulled out of the bowl one by one to be discussed. It turned out to be our most lively discussion to date, and the meeting lasted a whole 45mins, which for the book club I'm in is a record.
I don't know if it was a different format, or that after the first few meetings we seem to be hitting our stride. The shyness and the awkwardness is all gone in favor of real discussion, but it worked. We had a great time, and for the first time since the book club began, I'm actually exited about the December meeting for the meeting itself compared to be excited to looking forward to simply getting out of the house once a month.
As for the book itself, it was alright. Of all 3 of the books that I've read so far for the club, this one is squarely in the middle. Daisy Jones and the six, is number one and City of Girls is in the last place, I am convinced that no other book can be as bad as City of Girls. But as for The Last House Guest, I found it to be quite slow for most of the book, the last few chapters were the best and most action-packed. If only more of the book was like that. I'd give it three stars for being readable and the fantastic last few chapters. It loses stars because of character development and time jumping.
Next book up on the book club's list is I'm Fine and Neither are you, by Camille Pagan