It's hard to believe, but I actually do find time every once in a while to read. After devouring all four Twilight Series books back in January, I kind of took a break. I thoroughly enjoyed the books, and was afraid the next thing I read would just not do it for me.
And then I joined a book club with a neighbor of mine (the same one I run with). I was interested in this book club (there are others in my neighborhood) because it was going to be small, only meet every other month, and they actually stressed the fact that we would actually talk about the book. I am guessing the "other" book club in my neighborhood does not talk about the book much.
The woman who started it I did not know, but her oldest daughter is a first grader as well at Ashley's school, and she lives on the street behind my house. She gave us two choices for the book, and I didn't like either choice at the time. The group ended up choosing Pope Joan by Donna Woolfolk Cross. I took the book with me on our trip to the beach at the end of June, thinking that I would have to struggle through it.
But I didn't. I actually couldn't put the book down. I am pretty sure I had never read a historical fiction before, but this one was really good. The best part? The author called us last night at our book club meeting and discussed the book, the upcoming movie, and answered questions for over an hour. Pretty impressive, I think.
So if you are looking for something new to read, definitely check this book out.