Book Club Pick's For the Month of March

Hello Lit Babes,

 Once a month these cool book clubs select an awesome book.  Here are March's book club picks from Belletrist, Reese's Book Club x Hello Sunshine and Oprah's Book Club.

Reese's Book Club Pick

Reese's Book Club x Hello Sunshine picked Erotic Stories For Punjabi Widows by Balli Kaur Jaswal.  I am really looking forward to this story with it's exotic theme and women characters of all ages.  This sounds sexy, thought-provoking and funny.  Let me know if you have picked it up and your thoughts below.

From the back cover...

Every woman has a secret life . . .

Nikki, a modern daughter of Indian immigrants, has spent most of her twenty-odd years distancing herself from the traditional Sikh community of her childhood, preferring a more independent (that is, Western) life. When her father’s death leaves the family financially strapped, Nikki impulsively takes a job teaching a “creative writing” course at the community center in the beating heart of London’s close-knit Punjabi community.

The proper Sikh widows who show up are expecting to learn English, not short-story writing. When one of the widows finds a book of erotica and shares it with the class, Nikki realizes that beneath their white dupattas, her students have a wealth of fantasies and memories that they’ve held in for far too long. Eager to liberate these modest women, she teaches them how to express their untold stories, unleashing creativity of the most unexpected—and exciting—kind.

As the class grows, a group called the Brothers, who have appointed themselves Southall’s “moral police,” threaten to reveal the class's scandalous stories and the mysterious secrets lurking beneath this seemingly sedate, tight-knit community.

A lively, sexy, and thought-provoking East-meets-West story about community, friendship, and women’s lives at all ages, Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows is a reader’s delight.

Belletrist Book Club

For this month's pick Belletrist chose The Ghost Notebooks:  A Novel by Ben Dolnick.  The Washington Post describes it as, "An elegant, eerie new novel . . .  Powerful."

This novels is a supernatural story of love, ghosts, and madness as a young couple, newly engaged, become caretakers of a historic museum.  Here is the description:  When Nick Beron and Hannah Rampe decide to move from New York City to the tiny upstate town of Hibernia, they aren't exactly running away, but they need a change. Their careers have flatlined, the city is exhausting, and they've reached a relationship stalemate. Hannah takes a job as live-in director of the Wright Historic House, a museum dedicated to an obscure nineteenth-century philosopher, and she and Nick swiftly move into their new home. The town’s remoteness, the speed with which Hannah is offered the job, and the lack of museum visitors barely a blip in their consideration.  Who doesn't like a love story with ghost.  Sounds hauntingly romantic.

Oprah's Book Club

We are waiting for Oprah's pick for the month of March.  We loved her pick for February, An American Marriage.  

Oprah, if you are reading this, please tell us your book club pick for March.  The suspense is killing us.

Happy reading,

The Literary Babe

P.S. - Our next book giveaway will be April 1st!  Stay tuned.

P.P.S. - I was fortunate to receive my first ARC (Advance Reader's Copy) and it was amazing! It is a debut novel by author Julie Clark and it was a stunning debut!  Will tell you more in my next post!


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