It's always an exciting day when we release the next Read With Us title . . . and today's the day!
(Although if you joined us for last week's Zoom discussion of Matrix, you've already heard the news. We've decided to make it a "perk" for those who join the Zoom to announce the next book at the close of our call.)
So. Without further ado . . .
our next selection is . . .
Agatha of Little Neon by Claire Luchette.
Right about now, you may be asking yourself . . . Are they on a nun kick, or what?
And I guess you might say that, yes.
Yes we are.
I stumbled onto Agatha of Little Neon somewhere right after the holidays. It was the first book I finished in 2022 . . . and it's a gem! Debut author Claire Luchette writes a delightful yet poignant story about modern-day sisters. The language is deceptively simple, the characters reveal themselves slowly (they sort of . . . unfold on the pages), and the whole thing is fresh, engaging, and insightful. It grabbed my heart. And . . . it also offers a really interesting counterpoint to Matrix.
We'll be talking more about the book and providing additional background information throughout February. Then . . . mark your calendars for our blog book discussions/Zoom discussion on Tuesday, March 15 (7:00 pm Eastern time; Same Bat Time, Same Bat Channel). It is a quicker turnover than usual for a Read With Us selection, but the book is relatively short at 273 pages, and - trust me - it's a quick read!
We hope you'll be as excited as we are to meet Agatha and her sisters. And - whether you read Matrix with us or not - we hope you'll join us for the discussion in March. (Although we will be doing some compare-and-contrast kinds of things in our discussion, this book absolutely stands on its own and Matrix is not "required reading.")
C'mon along as we continue our nun kick!
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
Leave the World Behind by Rumaan Alam
Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stuart
Unsettled Ground by Claire Fuller
Matrix by Lauren Groff