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Sunday, October 23, 2011

October 2011 Meeting

I can't believe it's been 2 years since we started our book club!  It's been so much fun reading new books and getting together with each other for the past 2 years... can't wait for many more!

In October we read One Day by David Nicholls
It’s 1988 and Dexter Mayhew and Emma Morley have only just met. But after only one day together, they cannot stop thinking about one another. Over twenty years, snapshots of that relationship are revealed on the same day—July 15th—of each year. Dex and Em face squabbles and fights, hopes and missed opportunities, laughter and tears. And as the true meaning of this one crucial day is revealed, they must come to grips with the nature of love and life itself.
When I picked this book I had no idea that it would be such a great book for book club discussion!  We talked a lot about the book, how it was written, how it ended, the characters relationship, etc.  I don't think any of us have ever read a book that was written in this format, the chapters were all about one day of each year, July 15th.  So, sometimes it took a while to realized what had happened between Emma and Dexter since the last year but that was part of what I think many of us liked about it.  This book has also been made into a movie that we are excited to see.  I think it will make a great movie!
I think those of us who read the book would recommend this to others as a great read that might leave you a little shocked at the end but still worth the read.

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