Batten down the hatches . . . we've got a live one here!
Yep. Our past Read With Us selections* have run the gamut from memoir to historical fiction to books by authors of color. Good books, interesting books -- but this time . . . Bonny and Carole and I looked to recent releases.
We looked at lists of books up for awards in 2020 this time, walking right into the Best-of 2020 lists. And we chose . . .
It turns out, all three of us had this book on our "to read" lists -- and according to Goodreads, it looks like a lot of you do, too.
It's one of those . . . rather chewy . . . books. Y'know. Lots to think about and digest.
Overreliance on technology.
So. Nothing comfortable, then.
(Especially during a pandemic. But hey.)
But great for book groups! Apparently it's very well written (I haven't read it yet), with a storyline that sounds sort of reminiscent of Jordan Peele's Get Out. It was a finalist for the 2020 National Book Award. And . . . well. . . it's already in development for a Netflix series with Denzel Washington and Julia Roberts.
Lots of potential.
Certanly lots to discuss.
This book is getting a lot of buzz.
We want to check it out -- and we hope you'll join us for what looks like a really interesting read.
One potential drawback: it's a new release, so there aren't really any "deals" out there if you're looking to purchase the book. It was recently released in paperback, though (about $17 on Amazon), and it's available for Kindle ($14.99). I've been on my library's hold-list for some weeks now, but I'm finally next-in-line.
We'll be talking more about the book and providing some background information in January. Mark your calendars now for our blog book discussions AND a Zoom discussion on Tuesday, March 2 (probably 6:30pm Eastern time).
Read with us!
Previous Read With Us book selections:
Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
Fever by Mary Beth Keane
I'm Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika L. Sánchez
Wild Game by Adrienne Brodeur
The Women of Brewster Place by Gloria Naylor