For the record, I really, really, really wanted to love this book. It was the book I was most excited to read this summer and I even recommended that we read it in my book club this past month.
However, I just couldn’t get into it! Don’t you just hate that?! It’s gotten the most amazing reviews and, while it is incredibly well written, I just couldn’t get into the story itself. As for book club, we really didn’t have the best discussion on it as I didn’t like it, Ashley loved it and Becca didn’t read it. Sigh. Instead, we ate the muffins I baked (used all the summer squash from my CSA bag instead of zucchini and they turned out great!) and drank Ashley’s champagne punch.
I mean, isn’t book club sometimes just an excuse to drink wine during the day and gossip with your girlfriends?
I don’t want to not recommend the book to you though, especially since Ashley apparently thought it was the best thing since the iphone kindle app. It was very “folksy”, which usually I love but this time couldn’t seem to sink my teeth into. On my way out though, I grabbed this and haven’t put it down since. I love all of Jodi’s books and thought I read every single one in the summer of 06 when I was stranded in a cubicle on an internship. I don’t know how I missed this one! It’s a real gem and the perfect summer-can’t-put-down read.
What are you reading right now? I need a good book to take to the lake next weekend!