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A Virtual Book Club

I don't really like going know, sometimes it's tough to find a babysitter, or put that bra back on, or stop at only one glass of wine - so when we put together a book club that virtually had you reading and chatting from home, I knew it would be a hit for me.  I love getting notifications on my phone telling me that so and so is talking about this or that and that I can be exposed to some great novels in genres I would never read.

For our March picks, I read all four:

The Alchemist : this is a book I have probably read 5 times, all in french.  There's something about this book that has me reaching for it once a year or so.  So many life lessons, so many philosophical's one of those books that has a million quotes that I want tattooed everywhere all over my life.

Between Shades of Gray : this is one that I wouldn't have picked up because of the heartbreaking nature. It's about the genocide of the Baltic people under Stalin's regime during WWII and it's one of those things that not many people know about because of how hidden it was.  The story is haunting and made me want to know more.  Definitely read this one!

Behind Closed Doors : This one is a thriller that drove me crazy because you kinda see where it's going but you can't do anything about it.  I don't gravitate to thrillers, but I still really liked it.  It wasn't nightmare scary, just creepy.

Summerland : Normally I love Elin's book and this one was really good but it also really bugged me.  Car accidents, dates...many things were similar to Kelly's accident and I somehow got stuck on that and couldn't separate it from the story.  I loved the mysteries in this one and how it all came together in the end.

If I were to recommend one of these to you, I would pick the Alchemist...but I'm biased, it's one of my favourite books ever.

Hop on over to the Blended Blog to see what others had to say.


  1. Katie Mitchell29 March, 2017 19:58

    Woo hoo!! All 4 books...that's awesome! And now makes me feel like a slacker! Lol Because of your review I want to pick up The Alchemist!

  2. I read the alchemist years ago and loved it so much.
    So excited to be reading along in April.

  3. What a great idea. Now I feel like I want to read the alchemist. And I enjoyed that Elin book but it is a tough read

  4. I agree - The Alchemist is one of my favorite books ever. I love our virtual book club.

  5. I love your quotes that you pulled out of the Alchemist- that is why it is a perfect re-read book. You can go back again and again and gleen something- this was a fun one. I totally agree on the creepy factor of Behind Closed Doors- I am not sure I would recommend it, but it was a fast read, and it did propel me forward to see what happened for sure!

  6. I've always wanted to join a book club. Love to read! I can never find any by my house :(


  7. I bet Summerland was a little too close to home right now. Glad you read and liked Between Shades of Gray. So impressed that you found time to read all four titles. I am hoping that I will be able to do that this month since I got a little head start!

  8. Yay books! I might have to put The Alchemist on my list to read after all the discussion on it.

  9. Ooohhhh I'll have to try these! I love thriller books especially so I'll have to find this at the library!

  10. Ya, I'm glad it was a fast read...I'm not typically drawn to those.

  11. Join our online one...then you can eat candy and stay home and read!

  12. I love all the different genres we're getting.

  13. I'm super happy you're with us.

  14. Definitely do that one at some point in many little lessons.

  15. Oh I love The Alchemist! I haven't read it in a while and I keep meaning to! Definitely going to add all of these to my to read list :)


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