Okay I’m going to ramble for a moment as a prelude to this post… feel free to skip ahead if you’d like. So we’ve set up a new policy in my household called “no TV Tuesday” which, as silly as it sounds, was much needed. A and I have noticed that our go-to action is “relazing” (no that’s not a spelling error) where we plunk down after dinner and tap away on our computers and watch television. While I seriously enjoy my tv time it was starting to feel a bit overwhelming and creatively stifling. But I want to make sure I stick with it – so I’m going to start a little book club here and read on Tuesdays. I’d love for you to join in!
How This Will Work:
Each month I’ll give you all a few book options to vote on so we can decide together which book to read. Once mid-month I’ll set up a post with a few questions so we can check in (on top of regular posting) and then at the end of the month post the discussion questions and next month’s choices!
This Month: In the Unlikely Event by Judy Blume
Can you believe I’ve never read a Judy Blume book? Yep somehow I skipped that childhood moment. I got another chance recently! My POPSUGAR box a couple of months ago contained the latest book from Judy Blume, and in case you hadn’t heard, it’s a book for adults!
The blurb reads:
In 1987, Miri Ammerman returns to her hometown of Elizabeth, New Jersey, to attend a commemoration of the worst year of her life. Thirty-five years earlier, when Miri was fifteen, and in love for the first time, a succession of airplanes fell from the sky, leaving a community reeling. Against this backdrop of actual events that Blume experienced in the early 1950s, when airline travel was new and exciting and everyone dreamed of going somewhere, she paints a vivid portrait of a particular time and place—Nat King Cole singing “Unforgettable,” Elizabeth Taylor haircuts, young (and not-so-young) love, explosive friendships, A-bomb hysteria, rumors of Communist threat. And a young journalist who makes his name reporting tragedy. Through it all, one generation reminds another that life goes on.
I personally can’t wait to give Judy Blume a read, I’m really interested to hear from those of you who read her novels as children. What do you think of her latest work?
You can pick up a print copy here!0