On Thursday, a bunch of us ladies congregated for our monthly book club, in which we discussed The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty. This novel had so many characters and plot elements that we spent hours sharing our opinions and related personal experiences. By the time I remembered to take some photos of us in the outdoors common area, it was already dark!
Overall, I’d say the majority of the group really enjoyed the book, rating it about a 4/5. Some women were so enamored with Moriarty’s writing that they had already purchased other works of hers, including What Alice Forgot.
In case you were thinking of selecting this novel for your own book club, here were a few of the questions we posed to the group:
- Is secrecy ever justifiable in a romantic relationship?
- Would you turn a loved one into the police if he/she committed a heinous crime?
- Was justice served in the end of the story?
- What did the Berlin Wall symbolize in this book?
Our next selection for September is The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood. After several glasses of wine, it wasn’t difficult at all for me to convince the club to pick this recommendation of mine. I didn’t even have to share the summary–they wanted to follow the theme of the title and go into the book blindly!
I’m so excited to read this novel, since I’ve already purchased my tickets to attend Atwood’s upcoming book signing. I’ve only read The Handmaid’s Tale and The Penelopiad so far, and I’m looking forward to adding more novels of hers to my list!
What other stories would make good book club picks?