Book Club | Our First Read Is….

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Today, I’m introducing a new series: Sweet Caroline Book Club. I’m always searching for recommendations for my next great read, so I thought it would be fun to share some of the books I’m reading and enjoying right here on Sweet Caroline.

Some book club suggestions will follow along with my real-life Book Club, like this month, while sometimes I’ll offer suggestions for other books I’ve loved (like Make it Happen by Lara Casey). Whatever the book may be, I hope this will become a place for suggestion swapping and book sharing!

Ready to hear what book we’re reading? Find out after the jump….

Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty!

My friend Amy has selected this for our February book club.  I’ve been absolutely loving it so far! Here is a plot summary and some reviews to give you a taste of what this book is about:

Check out the #1 New York Times bestseller Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty, called “a surefire hit” by Entertainment Weekly.

“The secrets burrowed in this seemingly placid small town…are so suburban noir they would make David Lynch clap with glee…[Moriarty] is a fantastically nimble writer, so sure-footed that the book leaps between dark and light seamlessly; even the big reveal in the final pages feels earned and genuinely shocking.” —Entertainment Weekly

“Reading one [of Liane Moriarty’s novels] is a bit like drinking a pink cosmo laced with arsenic… [BIG LITTLE LIES] is a fun, engaging and sometimes disturbing read” –USA Today

Sometimes it’s the little lies that turn out to be the most lethal. . . .A murder… . . . a tragic accident… . . . or just parents behaving badly? What’s indisputable is that someone is dead.  But who did what?

Big Little Lies follows three women, each at a crossroads:

Madeline is a force to be reckoned with. She’s funny and biting, passionate, she remembers everything and forgives no one. Her ex-husband and his yogi new wife have moved into her beloved beachside community, and their daughter is in the same kindergarten class as Madeline’s youngest (how is this possible?). And to top it all off, Madeline’s teenage daughter seems to be choosing Madeline’s ex-husband over her. (How. Is. This. Possible?).

Celeste is the kind of beautiful woman who makes the world stop and stare. While she may seem a bit flustered at times, who wouldn’t be, with those rambunctious twin boys? Now that the boys are starting school, Celeste and her husband look set to become the king and queen of the school parent body. But royalty often comes at a price, and Celeste is grappling with how much more she is willing to pay.

New to town, single mom Jane is so young that another mother mistakes her for the nanny. Jane is sad beyond her years and harbors secret doubts about her son. But why? While Madeline and Celeste soon take Jane under their wing, none of them realizes how the arrival of Jane and her inscrutable little boy will affect them all.

Big Little Lies is a brilliant take on ex-husbands and second wives, mothers and daughters, schoolyard scandal, and the dangerous little lies we tell ourselves just to survive.

Books are an amazing conversation starter, so I’d encourage you to post in the comments section about anything your heart desires. Have you read this book? What did you think? Have you read other books by this author?

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