Book #51 Release

November 3, 2009

Hot off the press is our next book selection called Knit the Season: A Friday Night Knitting Club Novel also by Kate Jacobs, an author whose novels have never disappointed the Chicken Lit’ers. So what exactly are people saying about this book? See for yourself:

“The third installment of The Friday Night Knitting Club, Knit the Season is a feel-good holiday book that celebrates friendships, family, new milestones, and unlimited possibilities for the future.” – Natalie @ Book, Line, and Sinker

“As a fan of the Friday Night Knitting Club novels, I was so excited to see that Kate Jacobs decided to write a holiday novel book this time, KNIT THE SEASON. This novel is exactly what I’ve come to expect from this series — a wonderful story about women and the beauty of their friendships. I find these books to be so enjoyable, and I love how they just warm my heart!” – Julie Peterson @ Booking Mama

Now with our own reviews, so READ ON and don’t forget to stop by and let us know your thoughts on the book #51 web page under ‘Books‘.

BTW: Got any knitting projects you want to share?

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Book #50 Release

October 18, 2009

Does this post subject actually read Book #50? Why, yes it does! So how about if we celebrate this blessed milestone with a novel written by one of our tried & true favorite authors, Kate Jacobs? The book is called Comfort Food and will be our third Jacobs book selection. Here’s just a sampling of the buzz going around about this selection:

“Kate Jacobs’ breezy follow-up to her bestselling The Friday Night Knitting Club is a satisfying read that showcases Jacobs’ skill in creating endearingly flawed characters… the kind of book you rush home to finish.” – USA Today

“Gus and the show’s cast, with their humor, moods, and romance, are the sparks that bring this warm and irresistible story to life. Highly recommended.” – Library Journal

On with celebrating our milestone – read away! Please do remember to post your thoughts/comments on the book #50 web page under ‘Books‘ any time.

Psst: Did you know Kate Jacobs is releasing yet another novel soon?
It’s true!


Book #40 Release

July 2, 2009

*knock knock* Still there? If so, you’ll be pleased to know we have yet another author to add to our Chicken Lit Bookclub Newbie list! Book #40 is How to Be Single written by Liz Tuccillo. Notably, she has received quite the praise from one of our favorite authors with this review:

Liz Tuccillo’s debut novel is part fascinating, hands-and-lips-on anthropological study and part whirlwind trip around the world. But most of all, How To Be Single is a tribute to female friendship with a double dose of hilarity and heart!
~ Claire Cook, author of Summer Blowout, The Wildwater Walking Club and Life’s a Beach

Prepared for an adventure? But of course you are, don’t be silly. So go ahead and get your copy/download and post your take on the book #40 web page under ‘Books‘ in the right-hand sidebar, at your convenience of course.


Book #39 Release

June 1, 2009

Guess what, readers? New author alert! Our book #39 selection is called Just Breathe by Susan Wiggs and has received favorable reviews such as this:

An emotionally wrought story that will have readers reaching for the Kleenex once moment and snickering out loud the next.~ Publishers Weekly

Got your box of Kleenexes? Keep it handy! Then just post your own personal review on the book #39 web page under ‘Books‘ in the right-hand sidebar, no timeline needed.


Discussion #2: The Wildwater Walking Club & Final Wrap-Up

May 20, 2009

That’s right – we’re actually ready for discussion #2 and final wrap-up of book #36, The Wildwater Walking Club. So let’s get this chat started with these questions:

  • What do you think the three women’s reaching out to Annalisa, who is essentially a stranger, says about them? About women in general?
  • How does each of the three main characters—Noreen, Tess and Rosie—change during the course of the novel? What triggers these changes?
  • Have you ever had to decide whether to tell a teenager’s mother you saw her/him sneaking out/smoking a cigarette/ etc.? Where do you think you should draw the line between doing the right thing and minding your own business?
  • Do you believe men like Michael-Don’t-Call-Me-Mike are essentially redeemable? Why or why not?
  • Rating time: How do you rate The Wildwater Walking Club using our famous scale from 1-10 (1=complete garbage, 10=top notch)?

So? What shall we read next? Got any ideas for our next selection?


Discussion #1: The Wildwater Walking Club

May 16, 2009

So how about if we get started with discussion #1 for book #36, The Wildwater Walking Club? If you’ve read through chapter 18, then give us your take on these starter questions:

  • Noreen takes a buyout from Balancing Act partly because of Michael’s influence. Have you ever let a career decision be influenced by a man you were dating? Kind of dating?
  • If you were Rosie, would you have uprooted your family and moved them to the lavender farm to help your father? If not, which of your siblings might have stepped up?
  • Balancing Act sneakers and slogans include: Dream Walker. (You’ll Swear You’re Walking on Clouds.) Step Litely. (Do These Sneakers Make Me Look Thin?) Feng Shuoe. (New Sneakers for a New Age.) If you were creating your dream sneaker, what would you name it and what would its slogan be?
  • Do think clotheslines should be outlawed or encouraged? Why?
  • Which character in The Wildwater Walking Club is most like you? Which one would you most like to hang around with?

Or maybe you have other questions you’d rather discuss? Bring it on!


Book #36 Release

May 12, 2009

This time around we are reading The Wildwater Walking Club, another fine (so we hope!) novel by Claire Cook. After getting the biggest kick out of reading two other Claire Cook novels, we thought Why mess with a good thing? So even though this novel is not exactly a summer beach read, it does look to be inviting with twists and turns walking-style.

Now just download an audio book, check out a copy from the library, shop at a local bookstore, or click on over to Amazon in support of our club: The Wildwater Walking Club. Then, keep a watchful eye on the discussion timeline posted on the book #36 web page under ‘Books‘ in the right-hand sidebar. Dates are always negotiable, so there’s absolutely no stress in keeping up with discussions. That’s a promise!

The Wildwater Walking Club looks just peachy. Why not jump in?