Let’s Read a Book Together!

Instead of wrapping up March’s bestsellers like I usually do, I thought we could do something different.

Yesterday was heavy. For a few hours, it knocked the optimistic wind right out of me.

Right before everything changed, a friend of mine organized a book club for our neighborhood and our inaugural meeting was scheduled for what ended up being the first weekend of shutdown – which obviously didn’t happen.

But it got me thinking, maybe we can read a book together?.

Reading is my favorite way to escape, and right now nothing sounds better than a good, lighthearted book.

April Book Club Pick

Evvie Drake Starts Over

Evvie Drake Starts Over

Evvie Drake Starts Over by Linda Holmes is a New York Times Best Seller and Jenna’s Book Club Pick on the Today Show was at the top of many lists titled “Happy Books to Read Right Now.” 

“Charming, hopeful, and gently romantic . . . Evvie Drake is great company.”—Rainbow Rowell, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Eleanor & Park

The book has an almost 5 star rating on Amazon, below is the summary – I honestly can’t wait to read it: 

Evvie Drake Starts Over 

“In a sleepy seaside town in Maine, recently widowed Eveleth “Evvie” Drake rarely leaves her large, painfully empty house nearly a year after her husband’s death in a car crash. Everyone in town, even her best friend, Andy, thinks grief keeps her locked inside, and Evvie doesn’t correct them.

Meanwhile, in New York City, Dean Tenney, former Major League pitcher and Andy’s childhood best friend, is wrestling with what miserable athletes living out their worst nightmares call the “yips”: he can’t throw straight anymore, and, even worse, he can’t figure out why. As the media storm heats up, an invitation from Andy to stay in Maine seems like the perfect chance to hit the reset button on Dean’s future.

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When he moves into an apartment at the back of Evvie’s house, the two make a deal: Dean won’t ask about Evvie’s late husband, and Evvie won’t ask about Dean’s baseball career. Rules, though, have a funny way of being broken—and what starts as an unexpected friendship soon turns into something more. To move forward, Evvie and Dean will have to reckon with their pasts—the friendships they’ve damaged, the secrets they’ve kept—but in life, as in baseball, there’s always a chance—up until the last out.

A joyful, hilarious, and hope-filled debut, Evvie Drake Starts Over will have you cheering for the two most unlikely comebacks of the year—and will leave you wanting more from Linda Holmes.”

Seriously this sounds perfect, a sleep seaside town, romance, BASEBALL? I’m in. (Also, my heart hurts I miss baseball so much) 

How this Works

  • Buy the book. I ordered the actual hard copy book because I want to read this with ZERO chance of me getting a news update on my phone. 
  • We’ll use our private Facebook Page to host an online Book Club Party the weekend of April 18th. (We’ll confirm the specific date closer to the weekend.) 
  • That’s it! 

 

We’ve built a really lovely group of women within this community. This is just my way of trying to keep spirits up as best as possible, create some much needed connection and come together in a time that none of us ever imagined. 

We’ll get through this together. 

Let me know in the comments if you’re in!

 

 

Let\'s Read a Book Together!

44 thoughts on “Let’s Read a Book Together!”

  1. I’m in! I love to read 🙂 Ordered the book from my local independent bookstore, to try and support my local small business, but then found out it was half price on Amazon 🙁 Oh well, I’ll count it as my good deed for the day!

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  2. I”m in too! Man, could I use a good book right now! As always, right on point, Megan, this looks like a great selection. Thank you, looking forward to reading this.

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  3. I am in. Just ordered the hard copy book as well from Amazon. I love this group. Always kind. Always supportive. Always helpful! So many of the forums are filled with negativity and mean-spirited posts. Love that this group is here!

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  4. I’m in, too. My husband passed away unexpectedly last year and I find myself a young widow, as well. Looking forward to reading about Evvie’s journey.

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  5. I’m in! I just finished “The Handmaid’s Tale” by Margaret Atwood, and “The Deepest Well” by Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, and I think I need to read something a bit brighter. Looking forward to discussing the book with some online ‘friends’.

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  6. I’m in, I love reading and am doing a lot of it lately. I also was supposed to be joining a book club in April, which also did not happen. I love this idea and might start an online book club with those ladies too. I can read more than one book at a time!!

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  7. I am in (and I don’t read for leisure much anymore). I want to create a habit – thanks for the prompt. You know I think everything you suggest is a great idea 🙂

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  8. Wonderful idea! Please count me in too. A light read, with a group of like minded readers sounds like the perfect connection. Thank you so much Megan.

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  9. I’m in. Just checked the book out from the library. I was worried that I wouldn’t get to read it before book club, there was like a 3 week wait. I’m excited to start reading it.

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