Read With Us: Wild Game
Have you started reading the latest Read With Us book selection yet?
(I haven't yet. But I will soon!)
As a reminder, for this go-round, we'll be reading Wild Game: My Mother, Her Lover, and Me by Adrienne Brodeur.
According to the book description on Goodreads:
Wild Game is a brilliant, timeless memoir about how the people close to us can break our hearts simply because they have access to them, and the lies we tell in order to justify the choices we make. It’s a remarkable story of resilience, a reminder that we need not be the parents our parents were to us.
The book created a lot of buzz late last year, being named to several "best of 2019" book lists, including NPR, The Washington Post, Slate, Library Review, and others. I first heard about the book when Gretchen Rubin and Elizabeth Craft selected it as one of their Happier podcast book club selections. I thought it sounded intriguing . . . and then when I listened to the podcast episode discussing the book, I knew I wanted to read it.
I hope you'll pick up a copy and Read With Us!
You've got several weeks to grab the book and get reading (I hear it's very engaging and a fairly quick read at 256 pages). I noticed yesterday that it's available for Kindle for $2.99 (hurry, though; that price may go up at any moment), and a quick search at my library showed that it's currently available on the shelves (your local library results may vary, but I'm betting it's not currently a "hot read").
We'll be discussing the book on all three blogs (different questions; different discussions) on Tuesday, August 11.
C'mon along! Read With Us!
Here's a link to the Happier podcast book group discussion in case you're interested in hearing that before (or after!) you read the book. It's fascinating to hear the "inside scoop" provided by author Adrienne Brodeur, who appears on the podcast with Gretchen and Elizabeth.
Oh I'm definitely going to listen to that podcast! I did a little digging myself while reading. I enjoyed the book and it's certainly summer reading!
Posted by: Patty | 07/07/2020 at 09:10 AM
Not to pat us on the back too heartily, but I think this may have been the perfect choice for the summer Read With Us! I found it un-putdownable, and am looking forward to some lively discussion!
Posted by: Bonny | 07/07/2020 at 09:50 AM
I finished it the other week and am looking forward to the discussions!!
Posted by: Vera | 07/07/2020 at 10:01 AM
I'm nearly finished!!
Posted by: Vicki | 07/07/2020 at 10:38 AM
I thought the book was great and I look forward to the discussion!
Posted by: Debbie | 07/07/2020 at 12:19 PM
I hope you will love it!
Posted by: Carole | 07/07/2020 at 02:09 PM
I used OverDrive for the first time and read it this weekend. Good Choice and it was a quick read.
Posted by: Suzanne | 07/07/2020 at 06:40 PM
I finished last week and agree that it's a great selection. I'm looking forward to our discussion!
Posted by: Sarah | 07/08/2020 at 07:28 AM