June's Book Club pick was "And the Mountains Echoed" by Khaled Hosseini, author of "The Kite Runner" and "A Thousand Splendid Suns". The book was set in Afghanistan, just as his others were, and told the tragic tale of the interwoven lives of several people living in the transitional years before, during and after the Taliban in Afghanistan. The story was EXTREMELY sad, the book club was a little up in arms about reading such a depressing book (sorry girls!), but Hosseini writes so poignantly and with such talent, that the terrible tale of others disaster and misfortune is still a compelling tale. We all cried, right? I hope so.
I always enjoy a story that has the "Crash movie effect". In other words, everyone's lives are interconnected and woven in such a complicated and interrelated plot. In the end, the sad tales of one's life are related so closely to the plot of another and it is so very intriguing to me at least!
What did you guys think?
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Next up, "The Light Between Oceans" for July. (It's realllllllly good!)
Also, have you checked out this blog (Joy the Baker)? She has a great round up of Book Club ideas and a collaborative summer reading list! I love it. We may have to continue this Book Club for years and years, to get through all of these books! :)