Friday, March 23, 2012

Book Club Friday!

 This week I'm linking up with Heather for her Book Club Friday!

Heather is about to have a baby (!!) but has recently been put on bed rest so I am sure she will love all of your wonderful recommendations on books if you have them!

If you remember, a few weeks ago I did BCF about The Bungalow by Sarah Jio, so when Emily's book club at The Many Thoughts of Reader chose Sarah Jio's first book, The Violet's of March for their March read (convenient, no?) I was really excited!

I devoured this book in a about a day (just like The Bungalow!) and absolutely fell in love with the story and the way that Sarah Jio tells a story!

From Goodreads:

In her twenties, Emily Wilson was on top of the world: she had a bestselling novel, a husband plucked from the pages of GQ, and a one-way ticket to happily ever after.

Ten years later, the tide has turned on Emily's good fortune. So when her great-aunt Bee invites her to spend the month of March on Bainbridge Island in Washington State, Emily accepts, longing to be healed by the sea. Researching her next book, Emily discovers a red velvet diary, dated 1943, whose contents reveal startling connections to her own life.

A mesmerizing debut with an idyllic setting and intriguing dual story line, The Violets of March
announces Sarah Jio as a writer to watch.

This book was almost as much about the island it was set on as it was the story and since reading this book I have not been able to stop thinking about visiting this place! It sounds like the perfect place to just relax and do pretty much nothing for a week! Between the mystery of the story and the allure of this island I was hooked by the first chapter and after both this and The Bungalow, Sarah Jio is among one of my favorites! 

Definitely look into this one if you want a fast, engaging read!

What is your go-to book that you recommend to everyone?


Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

I really enjoyed this book, too! It was a fast, captivating read. Becky also lent me The Bungalow so I will check that out as well!

4 books that I frequently recommend are Without Reservations (travel memoir), Every Last One, and City of Thieves, and The Art of Racing in the Rain.

Heather said...

This one sounds awesome!!!

Kyria @ Travel Spot said...

I haven't read that one. I am on a no-buying-books-spree this year and they didn't have this one at my local library. I will have to get it someday! I have been failing on the Book Club the past couple of months!

I'm sure you already read The Glass Castle? It was disturbing but good. Also, Corelli's Mandolin is probably one of my favorite books. A Greek Island, WWII, love between a mismatched pair, Politics....

Victoria said...

i am so excited to read this one,it is on my list already :)

happy friday!

Kelly (She Wears a Red Sox Cap) said...

I loved, loved this book! I flew through it too and read most of it on a glorious Saturday morning, ah memories of two weeks ago haha.

Anyway, I want to read Bungalow but I am waiting for it at the library :)

Christina said...

I go to Bainbridge Island all the time! I want to read it now!

Stopping by from the Boob Club link-up :)

Shoshanah said...

I really want to pick up both of Sarah Jio's books!

Becky said...

Yes! So glad you loved it! And I agree, it totally makes me want to visit Bainbridge Island! Sarah's 3rd book comes out in September - I can't wait!