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Putting my hopes pretty low for my #8inBoo readathon wish list. If I get any time to finish this, I’ll be extremely happy. My son is home from school today so I think we will spend it making jack o’lanterns, catching up on laundry and getting some pizza dough ready for make your own pizza night! Happy Friday everyone!! Hope you all have a good one❤️ . #8inbooTBR #readathon #busyfriday #mumsthewordoctober #mumsthewordbookclub #bookstagram #booksandcoffee #morningcoffee #booksandbeans #bookdepository #yegbooks #yegbooklovers #instagrambookclub #bookclubpick #YouMeEverything
Roll up, roll up! Our @mums_the_word_bookclub discussion of ‘You Me Everything’ by @catherineisaacauthor is on Sunday 28th October at 8pm. Join in as and when you can! See you all there 📚💕 #mumsthewordoctober #youmeeverything #mumsthewordbookclub #catherineissac #bookclubrules #whathappensinbookclubstaysinbookclub #octoberpick #whoisjoiningus
Very close to my last page of this read.... and I still can’t commit to what I think 🤔 * * * #shareyourfirstpage #youmeeverything #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #thatswhatsheread #mumsthewordbookclub #mumsthewordoctober #bookclub #readersgonnaread
#𝕞𝕦𝕞𝕤𝕥𝕙𝕖𝕨𝕠𝕣𝕕𝕠𝕔𝕥𝕠𝕓𝕖𝕣 • I started the October pick for #mumsthewordbookclub today and I’m really enjoying it! I find Catherine Isaac’s style really easy reading which is just what I need at the moment . . . #bookstagram #youmeeverything #mumsthewordoctober #booksandsunsets
🌟🌟🌟🌟 You Me Everything by Catherine Isaac "Everyone's future is uncertain. Most of us don't think about the fact that we could be run over by a bus tomorrow. We plod through life taking everything for granted." Jess and ten year old son William spend the summer in the Dordogne at the renovated château Jess's ex-boyfriend William's father Adam owns. Driven by her mother, who has Huntington's Disease, she hopes absent father Adam and William can forge a bond so they can play a bigger part in one another's lives. What follows is a sun-drenched, poignant tale of adventures, of friends of love and loss as new futures are forged in the French countryside. This was an enjoyable and evocative read, heart-warming but so sad in parts, a beautifully written family drama. Whilst I have no direct experience of Huntington's Disease, Isaac's writing dealt with it with dignity, meaning I have an understanding of how it can affect sufferers. #youmeeverything #catherineisaac #simonandschuster #mumsthewordoctober #mumsthewordbookclub #bookclub #bookstagram #bookstamums #metimemovement #whatheatherloves
What are you reading this weekend? 💖 I'm join in on the @mums_the_word_bookclub October read - You me everything by @catherineissac so this is what I will be reading over the weekend🙌 💖 This book has been compared to Me before you which I absolutely adored so fingers crossed it lives up to this😂💕💕💕 💖 Have you read this one? Or are you joining in on the #mumsthewordbookclub this month too? 💖 If not tell me what you are reading this weekend🙌 I would love to know😄💕💕💕 . . . . . . . . . #mumsthewordbook #octoberbookchoice #book #bookstagram #whatamireading #meyoueverything #newbooks #bookclub #instabooks #coffeelover #coffeeandbook #booknerd #bookishlove #lovetoread #librarybooks #bookdiscussion #coffee
The @mums_the_word_bookclub October pick arrived today in the post and I can't wait to start reading (I don't have kids, but I really love all the picks they've done so far!) Octobers pick is You Me Everything by @catherineisaacauthor 😊when I ordered the book How To Be Happy by @evawoodsauthor was suggested and I thought the cover was beautiful so I just had to get it! #ijudgebooksbytheircovers 🙈Have any of you read these? I also welcome reading suggestions, so let me know if you have any recommendations! If you are a book worm, I have a selection of double sided bookmarks available in my Etsy shop! . . . #bookmark #youmeeverything #catherineisaac #howtobehappy #evewoods #bookworm #flatlay #cacti #cactus #reading #readinggoals #bookmarker #bookmarksforsale #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #slaytheflatlay #etsy #book #leavemealoneimreading #readinglove #booklove #bibliophile #bookcover #bookcoverdesign #illustration #illustrator #bookloversunite #mumsthewordbookclub
You, Me, Everything is October's Mum's The Word Book Club book. This critically acclaimed love story is Liverpudlian Catherine Isaac's first book under her own name. She has written nine previous books under the pseudonym Jane Costello. The blurb on the back says: "Jess and her ten-year-old son William set off to spend the summer at Château Roussignol, deep in the undulating hills and lush vineyards of the Dordogne. There, her ex-boyfriend Adam, runs an exquisite hotel in a restored castle and has had little to do with his son's upbringing. But Jess is in France for a more urgent reason than a holiday: she's fulfilling the wishes of her mother who, in the late stage of a neurodegenerative disease, is determined that William needs his father in his life. Over one heady, sun-drenched summer, bridges are built and secrets are uncovered, but there is one truth that nobody - especially William - must discover." #youmeeverything #catherineisaac #simonandschuster #mumsthewordoctober #mumsthewordbookclub #bookclub #bookstagram #bookstamums
It’s here... October’s book pick! 😍 We are very excited to announce our @mums_the_word_bookclub monthly read for October is You, Me, Everything by Catherine Isaac . After launching last month with the very intense Stay With Me we’ve gone for something a little lighter but hopefully just as enjoyable. 📚 We aren’t going to go into too much detail about the blurb/description of this book in this post as we have a special surprise post for you that we be up very shortly so do watch out for that! 📚 So, will you be joining us this month? Comment below and use the #mumsthewordoctober & tag us in your posts! Enjoy. 📚 #mumsthewordbookclub #youmeeverything #catherineisaac #bookclub #octoberbookchoice #bookclubmumma #busymamabookclub
Yey! It’s that time of the month where we get to discuss our @mums_the_word_bookclub September pick! 📚 We will be posting six questions over the evening for you to answer as and when you can! Don’t be shy - comment away. Respond to each other and keep the conversation going! Everyone welcome to join in! 📚 Please comment below and say hi! Let us know where you are joining us from! Let’s get those questions started - watch out for our next post! 📚 #mumsthewordseptember #ayobamiadebayo #mumsthewordbookclub #staywithme #bookclub #bookchat #bookclubrules #whathappensinbookclubstaysinbookclub #bookclubchat
September wrap up... with a couple missing from here because I returned them to the library! It’s been a good reading month for me, although I had a bit of a break in the middle with a dissertation deadline and a cold slowing me down! . In total, 5 books and 1 🎧: Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ When I Hit You by Meena Kandasamy ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Stay With Me by Ayòbámi Adébáyò ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood (currently reading but imagining it’ll be a 4/5 ⭐️) 🎧 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (obviously!) ———————————————————————— #bookstagram #booksofinstagram #bookstagrammer #readersofinstagram #readwhatyouown #readwhatyouownseptember #mumsthewordbookclub #september #bookclub #audiobook #aliasgrace #margaretatwood #littlefireseverywhere #celesteng #staywithme #ayobamiadebayo #whenihityou #meenakandasamy #prettygirls #karinslaughter
I’m on the move again... this time, moving to Luxembourg for 6 months for an internship! I’m hoping to have as cosy a set up there as I do at home though... dreaming of the warm nights in with a good book up ahead 📚 ———————————————————————— #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #booksofinstagram #readersofinstagram #booklove #bookworm #bibliophile #bookobsessed #readwhatyouownseptember #mumsthewordbookclub #travel #luxembourg #autumn #september
Book #59 of 2018 was Stay With Me by Ayobami Adebayo. ☆ SYNOPSIS: ☆ 'Yejide is hoping for a miracle, for a child. It is all her husband wants, all her mother-in-law wants, and she has tried everything - arduous pilgrimages, medical consultations, dances with prophets, appeals to God. But when her in-laws insist upon a new wife, it is too much for Yejide to bear. It will lead to jealousy, betrayal and despair. ☆ Unravelling against the social and political turbulence of 80s Nigeria, Stay With Me sings with the voices, colours, joys and fears of its surroundings. Ayobami Adebayo weaves a devastating story of the fragility of married love, the undoing of family, the wretchedness of grief, and the all-consuming bonds of motherhood. It is a tale about our desperate attempts to save ourselves and those we love from heartbreak'. ☆ I devoured this book in less than 24 hours. A beautiful story that deals with so many different emotions. ☆ Yejide and Akin are a prosperous couple living a good life in Nigeria. They are deeply in love and desperate to complete their family with a child, however, no matter how hard they try, they are unable to concieve. The story is told from the points of view of both Yejide and Akin and reveals the pressures that are placed on their relationship by both family and society as they take more and more desperate measures in their attempts to satisfy their own need, and society's demands, for a child. ☆ There are several plot twists throughout the story, just when you think you know where the story is going Adebayo throws another curve ball. Yejide and Akin are gradually torn apart by the events in their lives and you will share their pain! ☆ I've given this 5🌟on Goodreads as there are no options for .5🌟. Although this was an excellent read, it isn't a contender for my book of the year, so 4.5/5🌟 ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ #staywithme #ayobamiabedayo #canongatebooks #booknerd #booksmakemehappy #booksofig #booksofinstagram #bookstagram #books #booklover #bookworm #bibliophile #ilovebooks #ilovereading #bookaholic #bookish #bookishmum #read #reading #reader #mumsthewordseptember #mumsthewordbookclub
I don’t know what I’m enjoying more about this set up: my book or this adorable moomin mug. Either way, a great Friday afternoon ☕️ ———————————————————————— #bookstagram #booksofinstagram #bookstagrammer #readersofinstagram #booklove #bibliophile #bookobsessed #readwhatyouownseptember #moomin #staywithme #ayobamiadebayo #autumn #september #readaholic #bookworm #bookaholic #mumsthewordbookclub
Today's prompt is least favorite author. I couldn't think of anything to post so here is a small #bookstack of what I am #currentlyreading . Have you read any of these? . . . . #readwhatyouown #bookstagram #booksarelife #booknerd #biblophile #read #bookaddict #instabook #mumsthewordbookclub #bookwormproblems #okiereads #persistbookriot #thespookersbookersclub #goldfinchreadalong
This story is about Yejide and Akin and their quest to have a family, it is set in Nigeria in the 198o's amongst all the political turmoil of that time. It's a heart wrenching tale of a mothers love for her child and the desperation of heartbreak. It's a sad and touching read. I wouldn't have seen this book had it not been the choice for this months @mums_the_word_bookclub #books #bookstagram #bookreview #clairet144books #mumsthewordseptember #mumsthewordbookclub #bookclub
🌟🌟🌟🌟 Stay With Me by Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀. "If the burden is too much and stays too long, even love bends, cracks, comes close to breaking and sometimes does break. But when it's in a thousand pieces around your feet, that doesn't mean it's no longer love.". Set in 1980s Nigeria, the focus of the book is Yejide and Akin's marriage, told from both of their perspectives. It tells of how they want children, how their families (especially Moomie, Akin's mother) relentlessly pressurise them to have children and how it erodes their love. I took a while to get into the story, which is set against the backdrop of the social and political turbulence of coups and military rule, but I once I did I read it in a couple of days, truly invested in Yejide particularly. I loved the folk and moral tales that were interwoven, with sympathy and humour that added lightness. My heart bled for Yejide's tragedies because she endured so much and because I wanted so much for her that her world could not give. Her strength was marked against the weakness of Akin and his secrets. Yejide was dealt cruel blows and made crushing decisions, burdened by Nigeria's view of women as only mothers and wives. I struggled with the ending, without spoiling it for anyone who hasn't read it, how Yejide could have made the decision she did. Heartbreaking. This is a beautifully written and powerful debut novel. It made me hug my husband and my children a little closer. #staywithme #Ayọ ̀bámiAdébáyọ̀ #mumsthewordseptember #mumsthewordbookclub #bookclub #librarybook #bookstagram #whatheatherloves
Meant to start this book that I won from @littlefreelibrarystpetersmo , but fell asleep at 8:45 last night instead 🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️ Looking forward to digging into it this weekend! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Speaking of winning things, have you entered our giveaway yet?? You know you want to! It's so easy! Last post (all white) for details. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #lauraslittlelendinglibrary #currentlyreading #currentread #amreading #coverlove #weekendreads #weekendreading #booklove #booknerd #bibliophile #ilovebooks #ilovereading #booknerds #bookworm #booklife #igreads #igreaders #bookstagram #instabook #readeveryday #beautifulbooks #readersgonnaread #bookaddict #bookobsessed #hydrangea #staywithme #reader #mumsthewordbookclub #giveawaywinner
Join us here at @mums_the_word_bookclub on Sunday 30th September at 8pm (GMT) for our Book Club discussion of this months book choice - Stay with Me by @ayobamidebayo 📚 Don’t worry if you can’t make that time! Add your comments and thoughts to the questions posted when you can! The discussion is on going and welcomes everyone’s input! 📚 Who is joining us? See you there book lovers 😍 📚 #mumsthewordseptember #mumsthewordbookclub #ayobamiadebayo #staywithme #bookclub #onlinebookclub #jointhediscussion #everyonewelcome
Stay with me by Ayobami Adebayo is the September bookclub read for @mums_the_word_bookclub. I decided to listen to this in audiobook form because I have so many physical books on my TBR but I really wanted to be involved in the book club and I like to listen to audiobooks while commuting to and from work and when I work out. Stay with me took place in Nigeria between the 1970s till present day flipping back and forth through time. The narration is a bit different because it flips back from English to their native tongue. It was fascinating how much emphasis the culture puts on having children and if you don’t have children you are kind of made to feel less than. The pressure for the main characters, Akin and Yejide, to have a child was so important that Yejide tried everything from going to the dr, potions, herbs and even religious men and after 4 years of trying nothing was happening. Akin’s mother ends up pushing him into getting a second wife so that Akin would have a child with her. This appalled me because they thought it was the wives fault and no way it could be the mans. The things that this couple had to go threw was just sad and I felt so much empathy toward Yejide. I rated this 4 stars because although it was a great Story, some parts seemed unnecessary. Also, the switching back and forth through time got confusing to me. #mumsthewordbookclub #bookclubread #audiobook #adultfiction #4starread #polygamy #nigeria #staywithme #ayobamiadebayo #idratherbereading #booknerd #bookstagrambookclub #bookstagrammer #bookstagram #reviewpost #bookreviews #book29of2018 #goodreadsreadingchallenge2018
Morning! I have to admit this book wasn’t even on my radar until @mums_the_word_bookclub chose it to launch their new monthly bookclub. I really wanted to join in and was so happy when I managed to get a copy from my local library, with pretty yellow pages too! I’m glad I read it, as it’s taking me out of my reading comfort zone, but I didn’t love it. It was a 2.5 stars for me up until part 4 and that pushed it up to 3. Just when you think you have this book figured out, something else happens. It’s always interesting to read about different cultures. This book is set in 1980’s Nigeria, where it was acceptable and even encouraged that men had multiple wives. And I’m always happy to read different female authors, this being her debut. An interesting read, but not one I would revisit. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #bookstagramuk #books #bookcover #bookish #booksofinstagram #reading #goodreads #bookworm #booklover #bibliophile #librarylove #bookphotography #bookcommunity #booksinthewild #bookoutside #mumsthewordseptember #mumsthewordbookclub
Where do I start with this book? Firstly, I read it cover to cover in 24 hours. I have NEVER done this before. Secondly, I have only posted about it now as I felt I needed time to take it all in. And finally, if you were unsure about whether to take part with us for our @mums_the_word_bookclub September discussion then I urge you read this book and join us at the end of the month. 💕 @ayobamidebayo has written a beautiful & heart achingly emotional novel which is worthy of all the awards it has been bestowed. A full review will follow at the end of the month but until then all I can say is - this is a must read! #staywithme #ayobamiadebayo #aworkofart #fantasticread #mumsthewordbookclub #mumsthewordseptember #fiction #mustread
I am so excited to start this months @mums_the_word_bookclub September pick - ‘Stay with Me’ by @ayobamidebayo I won’t lie, I’m a little nervous as it is our first book choice so the pressure is on! ☀️ I will hold my hands up and say it isn’t the sort of book I would normally go for. But hey, isn’t that the beauty of a book club - to push yourself to read away from your norm!? That’s another reason why I love working with @busymamabookclub on this venture. Since we started chatting she has opened me up to so many new authors and titles I wouldn’t have normally chosen. My husband thinks she is a bad influence - but I think she is ok with that! 🤣 ☀️ So, who is joining us this month to read our first book club pick? Have you already read it? What did you think? #mumsthewordbookclub #mumsthewordseptember #onlinebookclub #bookclubmumma #busymamabookclub #everyoneswelcome #staywithme #ayobamiadebayo
Good morning tribe! So pleased to be finishing my second #busymamabookclub & #mumsthewordbookclub for September. The book that was chosen is ‘Stay With Me’ by Ayòbámi Adébáyò. On goodreads this is described as an electrifying novel and I can most certainly attest that this has been quite an emotional read, filled with family drama and the lengths one would go to, to keep a family together. Thank you to @busymamabookclub & @book_club_mumma for choosing this book for us. They have truly chosen a good one this month. And as you can see, I love the cover of this book so much I couldn’t stop taking photos of it. ✨ ✨ ✨ QOTD: Do you take part in real life book clubs or online book clubs? What do you think about your book club picks? . ✨ ✨ ✨ #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #booklover #booklove #bookworm #booknerd #bookdragon #bookphotography #bookporn #currentlyreading #tuesday #bookish #books #bookoftheday #bookoftheweek #bookofthemonth #staywithme #ayobamiadebayo #nigeria #family #novel #bibliophile #mumsthewordbookclub
It's a two post kinda day again, I finished another book WHOOP! 🎉 This one was the @mums_the_word_bookclub pick for September so I won't say too much and spoil it for others. Stay With Me by Ayobami Adebayo was not a usual read for me. Set in Nigeria during the 80's onwards it follows Yejide and Akin through their marriage and struggles to produce a baby and heir. I found this really easy to read despite the subject involved and the sometimes political aspects depicted. I liked it and am glad of the book club for pushing me out of my comfort zone. 🌟🌟🌟🌟 from me #bookreview #bookreccomendation #bookclubreads #mumsthewordbookclub #bookaddict #bookstagram #staywithme
Indulging in a RARE lay in this morning to finish ‘Stay with Me’ because ‘Dear Mrs. Bird’ finally came in and is waiting for me liberate her from the library’s hold shelf. Coffee is hot in my Yeti, my trusty side kick is happily in for the duration, the house is clean and laundry is caught up for the win!! For me this is a reading sweet spot... wrapping up one I am loving and another I’ve been looking forward to waiting in the wings📚💞 What are you loving and waiting to read currently? . . . #currentlyreading #currentread #booksinbed #readingbuddy #staywithme #dontcallmeimbusy #mumsthewordseptember #mumsthewordbookclub #metimemovement #bookstagram #bookstragrammer #booklover #lovetoread #readmore #readmorebooks #simplepleasures
Travelling with work today so just a quick post to show that I'm joining in with the @mums_the_word_bookclub this month. I managed 100 pages on the way to the airport and snuck this photo whilst in the security queue. It definitely isn't a book I would normally pick up, but im liking it so far, thank you to this book club for prompting me into it 😊 #bookclubreads #mumsthewordbookclub #businesstravel #airportwaiting #bookworm #bookaddict #bookstagram
#day4 of my book buying ban. Tuesday morning. I’m feeling okay. I’m good. Taking it one day at a time. Haha, I know I speak like an addict but you know buying books can be quiet a sweet addiction. Then again, if books are my drugs, it’s the least harmless drug out there. My plan is working, especially since I visited my local library - which I’ve not done in a year - a whole year! - and I’ve borrowed my #mumsthewordbookclub book choice for September, along with this little poetry book. Y’all know how much I love poetry, and especially poems by Carol Ann Duffy. She’s like one of my top poets. A book about love and passion, is awaking scandalous thoughts in me. Love her poetry, have I already said that? And I love the fact that I’ve borrowed this one. Yay for library picks!!! . . . QOTD: When was your last visit to your local library? Did you borrow something? What’d you get? . . . #bookoftheday #carolannduffy #rapture #eroticpoetry #poetry #poetrycommunity #poetryporn #poetryofinstagram #passion #bookish #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #booksofinstagram #bookworm #booknerd #bookaddict #bookdragon #bookphotography #bookporn #books #poetrylovers #tuesday #redandwhite #red #white #poetryisnotdead
* G I V E A W A Y * We are overwhelmed by the love and support everyone has shown for @mums_the_word_bookclub since we launched a few weeks ago! So, as a little thank you - we would like to start another giveaway. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ To everyone who uses our hashtag #mumsthewordseptember or tags us in a post or story - you will automatically be entered into our giveaway. We have already started taking note of people who have been spreading the love and your names are down! Unlimited entries so tag away people! 💕 #mumsthewordbookclub #mumsthewordseptember #bookclubmumma #busymamabookclub #bookclub #giveaway #bookstagramgiveaway #tagus
My #mumsthewordbookclub book arrived today 😁 I can't wait to sink my teeth into this. The synopsis sounds fanatic - check it out if you can 😊 How was your Sunday? Are you looking forward to packing your little ones off to school this week? #bookporn #booklover #bibliophile #bibliomania #bookworm #bookwormlife #alwaysreading #bookstagram #bookishlove #igreads #bookish #booknerd #bookgeek #bookdragon #instabooks #booksofinstagram #bookaddict #bookstamums #ilovebooks  #bookstagrammer #readerlife #bookishfeatures #bookstafeatures #booklove #mumsthewordseptember
I have been excitedly anticipating today to find out what the launch book was for @mums_the_word_bookclub and then very pleased when I was able to get a copy at my local library ...all before lunch📚🎉 Grab a copy and join in!😊 . . . #mumsthewordbookclub #mumsthewordseptember #staywithme #ayobamiadebayo #booklover #currentlyreading #currentread #readersofinstagram #bookclub #bookworm #lovemylocallibrary #hmcpl #librarybooks #librarygirl #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #lovemylibrary #locallibrary
Here it is in all it’s green glory 💚💚💚 @mums_the_word_bookclub September book pick! You have nooooo idea how long it took @book_club_mumma and myself to choose this....😂 endless messages back and forth ‘what about this one...’ ‘do we want something light?’ ‘can’t do that one as it’s WW2 like Dear Mrs Bird’ ‘do we want a new release or something older?’ Etc etc until finally we read the blurb for Stay With Me by Ayobami Adebayo and just knew INSTANTLY it was the one!!! Head on over to the book club feed to find out more about the book. We hope you will join us in reading this stunning book! Our hashtag for the month is #mumsthewordseptember so use it whenever you post to join in!
Eeeeekkkk! Too excited to announce our very first @mums_the_word_bookclub monthly read. After ALOT of discussion over which book to choose, we decided that this was the book to launch the club: ‘Stay with me’ by Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It is Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀’s debut novel and we hope you will join us this month in reading what hopes to be a superb and captivating choice - making for a great discussion at the end of the month! So, who is with us? #mumsthewordbookclub #bookclub #septemberbookclubpick #busymamabookclub #bookclubmumma #mumsthewordseptember
Drum roll please...😃 📚 We are very excited to announce our very first @mums_the_word_bookclub monthly read. After ALOT of discussion over which book to choose, we decided that this was the book to launch the club: ‘Stay with me’ by Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀. 📚 ‘Stay with me’ was shortlisted for the 2017 Baileys Prize for Women’s Fiction amongst many other accolades to date and has been described by Margaret Atwood as: “Scorching, gripping, ultimately lovely” 📚 ‘Stay With Me’ is a story of the fragility of married love, the undoing of family, the power of grief, and the all-consuming bonds of motherhood. It is a tale about the desperate attempts we make to save ourselves, and those we love, from heartbreak. 📚 It is Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀’s debut novel and we hope you will join us this month in reading what hopes to be a superb and captivating choice - making for a great discussion at the end of the month! So, who is with us? Comment below and use the #mumsthewordseptember & tag us in your posts! Enjoy. 📚 #mumsthewordbookclub #staywithme #ayobamiadebayo #bookclub #septemberbookchoice #bookclubmumma #busymamabookclub
It’s September TOMORROW?! Like, for reals, where has this year gone? I’ve popped together a pile of possible to-reads for the month... keeping it casual though as I’m beginning to enjoy following my reading mood and not being so strict on sticking to a plan. So I may read all these books or I may not 🤷🏻‍♀️ we shall see! I know for sure I’m definitely reading The Death of Mrs Westaway as I’m seeing Ruth Ware speak at @marlboroughlitfest and I’d love to get through The Lido too as I’ve heard such good things. I want to start reading some Man Booker long-listed books so Everything Under is in there (plus it’s beautiful 😍). Then I was kindly send astroturf by @quercusbooks and it sounds so intriguing so hoping I can get round to that too! Celeste Ng is on the pile as you all went CRAZY on my post about her (400+ likes!!) so I need to see what the fuss is all about! I’ve also chucked an Ian McEwan in there as I’ve really enjoyed his writing so far and this one was a 50p charity shop bargain. Finally it’s not pictured but of course the very first @mums_the_word_bookclub will be on that pile too (I know what it is but I’m not giving the game away 😉 you have to tune into the club page tomorrow to find out!) Right I’ll stop nattering on now! What are you most excited to read in September? Any of my choices take your fancy? Let’s chat ☺️
Thank you to everyone who has taken part this evening! If you haven’t yet joined in - please feel free to add your comments whenever suits you as this discussion can continue on! Good night all 📚💕 #busymamamonthlyread #mumsthewordbookclub #dearmrsbird #ajpearce #picadorbooks #bookclubmumma #busymamamonthlyread #bookclubofinstagram #bookclub #bookclubdiscussion #bookclubdiscussionquestions #bookclubmumma #busymamabookclub
So - here we go. Question 4 - what do you think?! We are loving the discussions going in - feel free to join in at any point! 📚💕 #busymamamonthlyread #mumsthewordbookclub #dearmrsbird #ajpearce #picadorbooks #bookclubmumma #busymamamonthlyread #bookclubofinstagram #bookclub #bookclubdiscussion #bookclubdiscussionquestions #bookclubmumma #busymamabookclub
We will just pop this one here so you can all take a gander, have a think & then add your thoughts! Come on- don’t be shy! 📚💕 💕 #busymamamonthlyread #mumsthewordbookclub #dearmrsbird #ajpearce #picadorbooks #bookclubmumma #busymamamonthlyread #bookclubofinstagram #bookclub #bookclubdiscussion #bookclubdiscussionquestions #bookclubmumma #busymamabookclub
Right, let’s get this book club meeting under way! Question 1: please answer in the comment section below! 📚💕 #busymamamonthlyread #mumsthewordbookclub #dearmrsbird #ajpearce #picadorbooks #bookclubmumma #busymamamonthlyread #bookclubofinstagram #bookclub #bookclubdiscussion
Good evening/morning, everyone! We are excited to start our book club discussion for ‘Dear Mrs Bird’ as part of what was the #busymamamonthlyread . For our new book club members (welcome!) this is where Mums the Word Book Club developed from & rounds up the August’s pick. If you cannot join us for this discussion - remember - 1st September we will be launching our first official book club read! Just a few things to note about the discussion: 1.) Please remember this is an open, honest and supportive discussion about an Authors piece of work. You may agree or disagree with others but please keep it polite. 2.) Comment on each others comments to get a discussion going. This is how questions evolve and get interesting! 3.) Keep an eye out for the next question. We will aim to post every ten minutes or so. 4.) If you are reading this after 8pm - feel free to add to the questions at any point! 5.) Enjoy! So - who is joining us? Right - let’s get on with the questions! How spiffingly marvellous we say! #dearmrsbird #ajpearce #mumsthewordbookclub #bookclub #bookdiscussion #bookclubchat #busymamabookclub #bookclubmumma
Dear Mrs Bird by AJ Pearce. I read this as part of the #busymamamonthlyread @mums_the_word_bookclub this month. I was expecting it to be a light, easy read. I was very surprised at how emotional it was, I had tears in my eyes a few times! Although it is written in a humorous way, it’s covers love, relationships, friendship and loss during the war in a very believable way. I enjoyed this much more than I originally thought I would and am looking forward to more from @ajpearcewrites 🐦📖
Calling one and all 💕 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It is not too late to join us here on Friday to discuss this months book pick (which is the last installement from #busymamamonthlyread ) Dear Mrs Bird by @ajpearcewrites ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We will be posting discussion questions onto the feed and would love as many of you as possible to join us! Eek - we are looking forward to it- we hope you are! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Ps - don’t worry if you can’t make this discussion - our first official @mums_the_word_bookclub pick will be announced on the 1st September (as will the winner of our giveaway!) #mumsthewordbookclub #jointhebookclub #jointhediscussion #dearmrsbird #ajpearce #bookclubpick
#Repost @mums_the_word_bookclub with @get_repost ・・・ So, to kick start our Book Club we would like one lucky new follower to win a copy of Septembers #mumsthewordbookclub pick. All you have to do is - follow both @busymamabookclub and @book_club_mumma & this page (@mums_the_word_bookclub ) Comment on this post & share a link to the Book Club in your stories for 24 hours and boom - you are entered into the giveaway! Best of luck! #giveway #newfollowers #jointhebookclub #bookstgram #thankyou
Eeekkk- so excited to announce a new venture I’m involved with here on the wonderful community that is bookstagram! Having collaborated this month with @busymamabookclub on her monthly read - we loved it so much we decided to make it a permanent thing and boom our new book baby @mums_the_word_bookclub was born! A book club open to EVERYONE! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Each month we will be selecting our book club pick and hope lots of you will join us in reading it. At the end of each month, over on the Book Club page, we will have our very own online discussion answering questions and thoughts on the book! So- add yourself to the page and get involved in the discussion - we would love for EVERYONE (open to all - not just Mums!) to join us! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Ps - we are currently running a giveaway to launch the new book club and its followers- where you are in with a chance of winning Septembers book choice! Visit our feed for more information! Good luck! #mumsthewordbookclub #newbookclub #bookclub #newpage #giveway #busymamabookclub #bookclubmumma #bookstagram #welovebooks
So, to kick start our ‘Open to All’ Book Club we would like one lucky new follower to win a copy of Septembers #mumsthewordbookclub pick. All you have to do is - follow both @busymamabookclub and @book_club_mumma & this page (@mums_the_word_bookclub ) Comment on this post & share a link to the Book Club in your stories for 24 hours and boom - you are entered into the giveaway! Best of luck! #giveway #newfollowers #jointhebookclub #bookstgram #thankyou