Friday Morning Bookclub

April 1, 2020

Book Recommendations From One Of Our Members

Filed under: Uncategorized — susanbright @ 10:38 pm

Here are two  books that I have read during this stay at home and read period:

Hunting Party
The Hunting Party by Lucy Foley is a quick page turner of who done it and why. From the opening chapter, we know that someone has been killed. As old college friends and partners get together for a secluded New Years getaway, each discovers many things they never knew about each other. While old baggage and feelings are uncovered amongst the college friends, you will be guessing until the end what truths will be revealed.
A great escape book for being stuck home at night. When I read the acknowledgments, I learned that this book is being made into a movie.

The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes is a historical fiction, based on women who brought books to people by horseback in Kentucky from 1935-43. These women, know as packhorse librarians brought books and magazines to people who lived in the remote parts of the Appalachian Mountains. Some people had never read a book and the idea of a free book or magazine to read was unknown. These librarians faced many challenging obstacles. Although, I thought the book started off slow, midway in, I started to understand the struggles of life back then that I had never knew before. This book is also being made into a movie.

What books have you read during your stay at home and read period?




  1. I thought that The Giver of Stars was a wonderful book. I am happy to hear it is being made into a movie. Thanks for the info.

    Comment by Georgie — April 1, 2020 @ 11:05 pm | Reply

  2. I agree that Thee Hunting Party was a page turner. I just finished The Couple Next Door and The Woman in the Window. Both were page turners.

    Comment by Betty — April 2, 2020 @ 9:15 pm | Reply

    • Thanks Betty, I love a good mystery. I enjoyed both The Couple Next Door and The Woman in the Window. I recently read The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware and The Family Upstairs. Also page turners! Happy reading!

      Comment by susanbright — April 2, 2020 @ 9:33 pm | Reply

  3. Thanks for your reviews Ilene. I have not read The Giver of Stars but I did read The Book woman of Troublesome Creek which was also about the Kentucky Packhorse librarians. It would be interesting to hear from someone who read both books.

    Comment by susanbright — April 2, 2020 @ 9:25 pm | Reply

  4. The Hunting Party was my last read read for 2019 . Frankly , I was not impressed by it to say the least . Now thinking about it , the book has enough material for being made into an decent suspense movie . Perhaps , it was the writing and some structuring that did not sit well with me . . .Looking forward to your take on the book . .

    Comment by sharonstephens26 — April 14, 2020 @ 2:51 am | Reply

    • Hi Sharon, I have not read The Hunting Party, but it is on my list. I will let you know my thoughts after I read it. Anyone else have any thoughts on the book?

      Comment by susanbright — April 14, 2020 @ 10:26 am | Reply

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