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.
Liane Moriarty was the author of a previous novel our club read, The Husband’s Secret. After an overall enjoyable read, we decided to try another one of her books.
Big Little Lies had received great reviews and I have seen it on a few different blogs I follow as a “must read”. It started out a bit slow for my liking, but started to pick up speed a third of the way through. 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.
Although I was a bit surprised it received a 4.15 out of 5 on goodreads, I found it to be an enjoyable read. I wouldn’t necessarily recommend it to others (there are many other books on my recommending list already) but I enjoyed the different story lines and how they portray the different struggles women go through in life.
The next book selected by the club was Now I See You: A Memoir by Nicole C. Kear. Read it and let me know your thoughts. I will be sharing mine soon!
Happy reading :)