Announcing the March selection for Be Your Own Book Club: Never Let Me Go by Kazou Ishiguro. Amazon labels it a psychological thriller, but I've run into other descriptions calling it science fiction. Most loudly, I've heard people saying that knowing a lot about this story makes it harder to enjoy. That was when I stopped reading the comments. Here is the blurb from Goodreads:
As children, Kathy, Ruth, and Tommy were students at Hailsham, an exclusive boarding school secluded in the English countryside. It was a place of mercurial cliques and mysterious rules where teachers were constantly reminding their charges of how special they were. Now, years later, Kathy is a young woman. Ruth and Tommy have reentered her life, and for the first time she is beginning to look back at their shared past and understand just what it is that makes them special--and how that gift will shape the rest of their time together.
The covers are lovely, and I'm a reader who tends to appreciate that.
I'm excited to be reading literary fiction after being deep in YA Fantasy for the past few months. I'm excited to be reading something that was suggested by a book club member. I'm excited to be reading with you!
One other tidbit I heard about this book is that it sparks a lot of discussions, and I'm trying to find a better forum for us to chat back and forth. I liked sharing on Twitter and in Facebook comments, but I think a message board might be the ultimate. Any thoughts about that?
I'm ALWAYS up to hear what you want to read. Here are some other suggested titles for upcoming months:
Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit by Jeannette Winterson
Anything by Jojo Moyes
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer
Station Eleven by Emily St John Mandel
Attachments by Rainbow Rowell (one of her novels about adults as opposed to teens)
Why By Happy When You Can Be Normal? by Jeannette Winterson.
I have more books I'm interested in on this Pinterest board: bookmark
Are you going to read along this month?