Today is the official kick-off to February, which means a new book selection for The Dirty Book Club: I Married You for Happiness, Lily Tuck
This month’s choice was suggested to the book club by yours truly (we all bring our suggestions, then the members vote). I wanted to read this book for several reasons:
- It’s a National Book Award winner
- It was listed as one of Publisher’s Weekly’s “Best Books of 2011
- It’s not chic lit (nothing against chic lit, I love it! I just wanted to try something different)
- According to reviews on amazon, the book is full of symbolism that may not be evident unless the reader is willing to look for the deeper meaning.
I’ll be honest, I feel confident that some people in my own book club will either hate this book, or be bored. But I wanted to challenge the group to reach a little deeper this month. I also think many of us will be moved by the beautiful writing, the simplistic honesty of the story, and the deep intimacy shared by a husband and wife.
Read Along with The Dirty Book Club…
As always, we welcome everyone to read along with us. Some of you have set up your own hometown “chapters” of the DBC, and I think that is just amazing! Feel free to send any photos or blogs you do, and I will try and incorporate them into my DBC blogs. It’s an online book club for women! How FABULOUS!
Speaking of which…Hilary in Louisiana has been reading along with the DBC! She even posted a blog about January’s book, What Alice Forgot, so be sure to check it out! And if you’re in the Baton Rouge area, perhaps y’all should get in touch and read together! Just an idea…