I just finished reading The Reading Group by Elizabeth Noble.
I loved it!
The author is British, so I had a fun time of getting used to “new” words like ‘bollocks!’ and ‘knickers’ and I had the darnedest time figuring out what a ‘pram’ was.
All in all, I was sad to finish the book, which is always a good sign. I felt like I was friends with the characters, which I think is evidence of good character development, and I actually cared about the different happenings in their lives.
I won’t lie, in the beginning I had a difficult time because there seemed to be so many characters, but eventually, it all just became easy to read, like it was natural to follow 6 different story lines.
The basic premise is that these 5 women start a reading group and the books they’re reading seem to mirror the goings-on in their everyday lives. It was actually quite interesting.
I found that in the beginning I was interested only in one or two of the characters, but toward the early-middle of the book, I was captivated by them all!
Definitely a good read. I’d recommend it to anyone (who is a woman of course)!