The Cherry Cola Book Club
Author: Ashton Lee
Publisher: Kensington Fiction
Series: Cherry Cola Book Club, Bk 1
Length: 243 + "Recipes for Loyal, Hungry Readers" + A Reading Group Guide (Discussion Questions)
Why this book?:
It featured a book club. It has a bright, cheery, cozy, attractive cover. (I really love the cover.) I was in the right mood to pick it up (I put in a purchase request for it back when it was first coming out but never read it until now).
The librarian and library in trouble theme interested me. Oh, and the library programming aspect was especially interesting. The library will be shut down (crossed off the town's budget) if Beth can't show that the library is an integral part of the community and important to the voters. And the solution she decides on is a new book club.
In some ways the friendships built in this book reminded me of Jennifer Chiaverini's Elm Creek books (or at least the 1 I've read). On the other hand, I hesitate to call this women's fiction because it makes such a point of bringing up how men can read and participate in book discussions, etc. But mostly that's how it felt.
Anyway, I look forward to reading the next book, The Reading Circle.
Embedding was disabled (how stupid is that?), but if you'd like you can find a YouTube trailer about The Cherry Cola Book Club here [Trailer].