This was the most recent book selected for a book club I belong to in DC (aka the Beltway Book Club). With a diverse group of women from the age of 22 to 33, it can sometimes be difficult to find a book that appeals to all members.
In a unanimous decision, Big Little Lies was this month’s pick! It had received great reviews and I have seen it on a few different blogs I follow as a “must read”. That was enough to convince me to pick it up!
I’ll be honest though… it started out a bit slow for my liking. But it started to pick up speed a third of the way through! You just have to give it a second to warm its engine :)
Even though it was a pretty easy read, it surprisingly dove into some pretty heavy topics such as domestic violence. With an unseen twist at the end of the novel, it left for a great group discussion of morals and what others would do in a situation like that.
One of the main discussion points on our Wednesday night book club was whether or not you could tell if your friend was being harmed or harming themselves. In the book, the close knit group of women were oblivious to the other women’s secrets and unsafe conditions. There had been so many missed signs and unasked questions by all of them. It really made you thing about how many signs you could have missed in your own life.
This wouldn’t be my usual read (the summary didn’t quite do it for me initially) but I really enjoyed the character’s story lines and how they portray the very different struggles women go through in life. This book would be the perfect beach read, and clearly it’s an awesome book club read!
Have you read Big Little Lies yet? What do you think of Liane Moriarty?