So we have held our first book club meeting and what a success it was. 15 of our members attended to discuss our first book – S.J.Watson’s debut novel, Before I Go To Sleep.
The majority of our group found it a fascinating read with just 2 feeling neither positive nor negative about the book. We looked at how the book explored Christine’s life and whether realistically she might have written a synopsis of her daily diary to stop having to spend so much time each day reading it through.
We looked at how we might feel if we woke up every day having no knowledge of who we were and concluded that we found the book to be extremely well written. We all felt uncomfortable at times reading Christine’s thoughts.
Members of the group felt that perhaps Christine would just ‘know’ she was a mother but weren’t sure how she would just feel it.
When we were asked if we liked the main character, Christine, the overwhelming feeling was that we were just glad we weren’t in her position. Even more scary then that the author, after writing the book, discovered a case in the US very similar to this one.
The Ending of the book caused great discussion in that most of us would have been disappointed if everything had turned out completely fine. We did agree that we wanted a sequel to find out what happened next!
All-in-all a super choice for our first book group read and so onto book number 2…
We had a discussion about what we might like to read next and decided we vote on some suggestions, so over to you, voting closes on Monday 9th April so we can announce the winning book at the next meeting.