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Novel Kicks Book Club: The Last Days of You and Me by Debbie Howells

Welcome February.

At last, we can say goodbye to January, widely agreed to be the longest month of the year and say hello to the shortest, despite this year being a leap year.

The book I’ve picked for this month is, in my opinion, a wonderful tale of love and taking a leap of faith – The Last Days of You and Me by Debbie Howells.

Anyone can take part in our book club, whether you’ve already read the book or plan to read through the month. The best part, you can do it from the warmth and comfort of home. I’ve posted a question in the comments below to start discussion.

I am really looking forward to discussing this book with you.

 

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Novel Kicks Book Club: Fool Me Once by Harlan Coben

Hello 2024.

Happy New Year everyone.

I’m looking forward to another twelve months of wonderful books and discussions.

For January, I thought I’d pick a book that is causing a stir thanks to the new Netflix adaptation – Fool Me Once by Harlan Coben.

I’m  really excited about reading this book. As usual, our book club is open to all so, if you’ve already read it or will be reading along with me, you’re all welcome.

I’ve put a question in the comments below to start off the discussion. Looking forward to talking about this book with you.

 

About Fool Me Once – 

You think you know the truth. The truth is you know nothing.

If your husband was murdered.

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Novel Kicks Book Club: Hogfather by Terry Pratchett

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! 

December is my favourite month. I get to put up the Christmas tree, decorate the house and put on my Christmas playlist on repeat.

It also means Christmas themed novels.

For this month, I thought I would go with something a little different and that is Hogfather by Terry Pratchett.

I have seen the TV adaptation of this but never read the novel. I am told from a reliable source, my husband who adores this series, that despite this being book 20 in the Discworld series, enough information is given in order to keep up. Whether that’s true… well, let’s find out.

As usual, I have put a question in the comments to kick off discussion. Anyone can join our book club, whether you’ve read the novel already or, like me, you’ll be reading it for the first time. You can take part from the comfort of your sofa so grab the book, a hot chocolate or any drink you fancy and enjoy.

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Novel Kicks Book Club: Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell

Hello November.

A new month means a new Book Club novel. 

With the bad weather, it does feel like Autumn has properly arrived. 

I don’t usually need an excuse to curl up with a book but right now, a book, tea and a blanket feels like bliss. 

This month, I have chosen a book by one of my favourite authors, Lisa Jewell. This month’s read is Then She Was Gone. The cover just feels very autumnal to me. 

As usual, our book club is open to all, whether you’ve already read it or plan to pick it up for the first time and the best thing – you can take part from the comfort of that comfortable chair. This is one of the novels that’s been on my TBR list for a long time and so I can’t wait to get started. This book sounds compelling. 

I’ve posted a question in the comments below to kick start the discussion. See you there. 

 

About Then She Was Gone – 

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Novel Kicks Book Club: Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery

“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.”

Hello October.

I will always have a soft spot for October. OK, i’m a little bias as it’s my birthday month but I adore the changing colours of the leaves, the build up to Halloween (I blame a Canadian in my life for my new love of this holiday. I am very much a Christmas girl normally. Haha,) and the excuse for a comfortable blanket, a hot chocolate and a book.

As you would have already seen from the title, this month’s book pick is Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery.

The quote above is from this novel and I’m ashamed to say, it’s a novel I have never read. This month, I want to change that and I hope you’ll also join me.

As usual, anyone can join, whether you’ve already read the novel or will be reading along with me. I have placed a question in the comments below to kick off the discussion. I really hope to see you there.

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About Anne of Green Gables – 

Anne Shirley is an eleven-year-old orphan who has hung on determinedly to an optimistic spirit and a wildly creative imagination through her early deprivations.

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Novel Kicks Book Club: Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah

Firefly LaneI’m very excited to be posting a new Book Club title.

It’s summer and fingers crossed, we get some lovely days to sit and relax with a book in the garden but even if we don’t, I am hoping you’ll join me in reading this month’s choice.

The book I have chosen this month is one I have been looking forward to reading since I saw the Netflix show.

It’s Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah.

Usually, I try to read the book before seeing any kind of TV/film adaptation but having heard so many good things about the TV series, I couldn’t resist. What about you? Do you prefer to read the book before adaptation?

Our book club is open to anyone, whether you’ve already read the novel or will be reading along with me and taking part can be from the comfort of the sofa, armchair – wherever you read.

I’ll put a question in the comments below to kickstart the discussion. Looking forward to seeing you there.

 

About Firefly Lane – 

It is 1974 and the summer of love is finally drawing to a close. The flower children are starting to realise that you cannot survive on peace and love alone.

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Novel Kicks Book Club: The Stranger in the Lifeboat by Mitch Albom

Hello February.

I am super excited to get started on the book this month. It’s one that has been on my TBR pile for a long time. I am a huge fan of this author since reading Tuesdays with Morrie.

This month’s book is The Stranger in the Lifeboat by Mitch Albom.

As usual, this book club is open to anyone who wants to take part whether you’re new to the book or have read it before. It’s all from the comfort of your arm chair, sofa, bed. I would also say garden but maybe not at the moment.

I have posted a question in the comments to get the discussion going. I look forward to discussing this book with you.

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About The Stranger in the Lifeboat – 

Adrift in a raft after a terrible shipwreck, ten strangers try to survive while they wait for rescue.

After three days, short on water, food and hope, they spot a man floating in the waves.

They pull him on board – and the survivor claims he can save them.

But should they put their trust in him?

Will any of them see home again?

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Novel Kicks Book Club: The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

Hello 2023. 

Is it just me or did December come and go very quickly?

I know it’s January but it’s also a new year and a further 12 months of discovering new books or maybe visiting one you’ve not read in a while.

This month’s book club title is by an author who I absolutely adore. The novel is The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman.

This book has been on my TBR list for so long and I am looking forward to reading it and hopefully discussing it with you in the comments. Anyone can take part, whether you’ve read it or plan to read this month and the best part… it’s all online.

I’ve posted a question below to get the discussion going.

 

Here’s a little about the book: 

This is what he remembers, as he sits by the ocean at the end of the lane:

A dead man on the back seat of the car, and warm milk at the farmhouse.
An ancient little girl, and an old woman who saw the moon being made.
A beautiful housekeeper with a monstrous smile.

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Novel Kicks Book Club: Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Penguin, April 2022.

Hello fellow book lovers.

I am very excited for this month’s book, Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid.

This is an author that has been on my TBR list for a long time (I have heard so many good things about The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo.)

I chose this one for July as the cover of this novel screams summer. I can just imagine sun, cold drink and this book.

Our book club is completely open to everyone and anyone. You can join in at any point in the month whether you’re reading along with me or have already read it.

I have posted a question below in the comments to kick off the discussion and I look forward to seeing you there and talking about this book.

 

Here’s the blurb: 

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Novel Kicks Book Club: The House in the Cerulean Sea by Travis Klune

April is here. That is quite hard to believe, right? 

The book I have chosen this month is one that I’ve been wanting to read for a long time. I have heard so many great things about it. Plus, look at this cover.

I have picked The House in the Cerulean Sea by Travis Klune.

I am hoping you’ll join me reading and talking about this book. Anyone can take part in our book club whether you’re yet to read it or have already read it. I have put a question in the comments below to get the discussion rolling.

About the book: 

He expected nothing. But they gave him everything . . .

Linus Baker leads a quiet life. At forty, he has a tiny house with a devious cat and his beloved records for company. And at the Department in Charge of Magical Youth, he’s spent many dull years monitoring their orphanages.

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Novel Kicks Book Club: The Night She Disappeared by Lisa Jewell

Hello February. 

I am very excited about the book club pick this month. It’s The Night She Disappeared by Lisa Jewell. 

I don’t know about you but, even by the blurb, this book sounds brilliant and I can’t wait to get started.

Anyone can take part in our book club, at any point in the month, whether you’ve already read the novel or will be reading along with me. As usual, I’ve posted a question below in the comments to start the discussion. See you there.

 

About The Night She Disappeared…

‘Mum, there’s some people here from college, they asked me back to theirs. Just for an hour or so. Is that OK?’

Midsummer 2017: teenage mum Tallulah heads out on a date, leaving her baby son at home with her mother, Kim.

At 11 p.m. she sends her mum a text message. At 4.30 a.m. Kim awakens to discover that Tallulah has not come home.

Friends tell her that Tallulah was last seen heading to a pool party at a house in the woods nearby called Dark Place.

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Novel Kick’s Book Club: The Gift by Cecelia Ahern

Gabe is the homeless man who sits outside Lou’s office. When Lou invites Gabe into the building and into his life, Lou’s world is changed beyond all measure.

A Christmas story that speaks to all of us about the value of time and what is truly important in life.

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Novel Kicks Book Club: Longbourn by Jo Baker

Hello April. 

I know we can’t be outside enjoying the longer evenings for very long, if at all but I am pleased to see the beginning of British Summer Time.

A new month also means a new book and this month, I have chosen Longbourn by Jo Baker.

If you’re a fan of Pride & Prejudice, this is told from the point of view of the servants at Longbourn; which of course is the home of the Bennetts.

It sounds so good and I can’t wait to discuss it with you in the comments below. I have included a question to kick off the chat. Remember, anyone can take part.

Here’s a link if you want to check out the book on Amazon UK.

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