Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Book of the Month Club: October

Right now, I am plugging away at my August and September Book of the Month picks.  I am enjoying A Gentleman in Moscow so much!  In my reading life, I've realized that I either skim through books quickly or read them slowly to soak them in.  As far as A Gentleman in Moscow is concerned, it's a slow read.  I love being transported back in time to pre-WWII Russia.  Amor Towles's writing style is beautiful and very enjoyable.

I thought I'd share my October pick, since the month is almost over!  ;)

If you've never heard of Book of the Month, it's a monthly book club that gives you five hardcover book selections each month.  They have a panel of five judges who each pick one book for the month. Each month they have five new judges.  This is my third month with Book of the Month, and I have enjoyed it immensely.  The selection has been wide and varied so far, which is exactly how I like my book choices.  :)

This month, I chose The Wangs vs. the World by Jade Chang.  This book caught my eye amongst the choices, because I love reading about other cultures (hence my grad program being 'multicultural and transnational literature').  Per the synopsis, this book is about a wealthy Chinese-American family that loses it all and takes a trip across the US.  This sounds very promising, and it's described as being hilarious.  My only hope is that it is not like The Nest, in that it's about a wealthy family that actually has everything they need yet still complains about ...everything.  You know what I mean?  I just hope this book isn't full of first world problems.

Have you read this?  If you have, what do you think?  The reviews I've read haven't been amazing...

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