Trust yourself, then you will know how to live. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Matchbook Book Club presents:
The June Edition
Is it really almost summertime already??
I am so very excited that June has arrived at our doorstep: I'm looking forward to brighter days and cherished moments where we can lay back and read our favourite titles under the sun.
HAPPY 5 YEARS, DEAREST MEMBERS!
We've landed a mini milestone in this little book club of ours. I'll never forget that we first met at this vegan place called Rawlicious in Yorkville, and that our first book was The Paris Wife!
Many meetings later, with new faces, and author visits, we are still going strong. From the bottom of my heart, thank you for believing in this book club and making it as incredible as it is.
Cheers to more good times ahead!!
Thank you to everyone who came out to our meeting and had a super lovely brunch at Provo! We discussed our previous pick, Restless! Overall, it was a good read by all with very intricate characters and plot- worth recommending to others.
Our next read in light of our travel theme, which was Barb's choice:
Summary: in this poignant and sparkling debut, a lovable widower embarks on a life-changing adventure
Sixty-nine-year-old Arthur Pepper lives a simple life. He gets out of bed at precisely 7:30 a.m., just as he did when his wife, Miriam, was alive. He dresses in the same gray slacks and mustard sweater vest, waters his fern, Frederica, and heads out to his garden.
But on the one-year anniversary of Miriam's death, something changes. Sorting through Miriam's possessions, Arthur finds an exquisite gold charm bracelet he's never seen before. What follows is a surprising and unforgettable odyssey that takes Arthur from London to Paris and as far as India in an epic quest to find out the truth about his wife's secret life before they met--a journey that leads him to find hope, healing and self-discovery in the most unexpected places.
Featuring an unforgettable cast of characters with big hearts and irresistible flaws, The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper is a curiously charming debut and a joyous celebration of life's infinite possibilities.