The Two Person Book Club Continues!

As I blogged earlier, my Husband and I have a two person book club. We are both avid readers but we found, once we had two little ones running around, we have less and less time to read. My Husband works at a job where he has the drive to a client, the drive between clients during the day and the drive home to listen to music or the radio. He decided one day to use that time to finish a book on tape. I found the same book in our library and started to read while the kids ate lunch. Sometimes they eat for an hour and I am just sitting there watching them chew, making sure they don’t choke. So now I use the time for reading. It gives us, as parents, something to talk about other than parenting. I find it enjoyable to be able to give each other our reviews of what has happened in the book so far and what we think of the characters. This system has worked wonderfully for us! When I started to list all that we have read today, I found out we had read a lot more than I originally thought! Some were amazing books (Life of Pi, The Great Gatsby, House Rules), some were just fun (Bossypants, How to Be Good, Freaky Deaky) and others felt like a punishment (Divisadero).


I have realized that I could be reviewing the books as we go! So I promise to start…. here is just a simple list of which ones we have read so far. If you are wondering about any specific title, I recommend Goodreads as a great resource to get a synopsis and reader reviews; or you can leave a comment and I will answer.


Okay, here goes:

1. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo trilogy – Stieg Larsson

2.Life of Pi- Yann Martel

3. House Rules- Jodie Picoult

4. Freaky Deaky- Elmore Leonard

5. Beautiful Creatures and Beautiful Darkness- Garcia and Stohl

6. The Great Gatsby- F. Scott Fitzgerald

7. Bossypants- Tina Fey

8. How To Be Good- Nick Hornby

9. Norwegian Wood- Haruki Murakami

10. The Time Traveler’s Wife- Audrey Niffenegger

11. Divisadero- Michael Ondaatje


We just finished “Beautiful Darkness” by Garcia and Stohl. I found one of the main characters, Lena, so grating that we are taking a break from it and reading another classic. Our current book is “Shirley” by Charlotte Bronte. I will review it when we are done! I just started but I have to say, the biblical references and ancient slang is really slowing me down. And I grew up loving Shakespeare and Jane Eyre so that says a lot I think!



Have a good weekend!



1 Comment

  • vincenzofrancesco June 18, 2014 at 02:50

    Shirley is an awesome novel. Looking forward to your review. Cheers


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