For our first My Purse Strings Virtual Book Club selection, we will be reading Jodi Picoult’s SMALL GREAT THINGS.
The book is 481 pages.
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I’m a Kindle reader, so I’ve linked to the Kindle edition. Of course, you may take this book out of the library or purchase the hardcover or paperback editions. You can also listen to the audio version and if you sign up for Audible, you can get two free audiobooks.
Why I Selected SMALL GREAT THINGS
I chose this book to launch our book club for a few reasons. Jodi Picoult’s books are easy reads with believable, developed characters and storylines. Yet, her books cover real-life dilemmas, ethical and controversial situations. In other words, these books make you think and stay with you long after you’ve finished reading. And, you’ll want to talk about it with someone.
This book made its debut at #1 on the New York Times Best Sellers list and has over 7,000 glowing reviews on Amazon.
Julia Roberts and Viola Davis will star in the upcoming film. I would love to compare the book to the movie with you all when it comes out!
What is SMALL GREAT THINGS About?
I don’t like to know too much about movies or books before I read them, just enough to give me an idea of whether I will enjoy it or not. After all, I only have so much free time and I don’t wish to waste it.
This book deals with racism, and everything that comes along with it: “privilege, prejudice, justice, and compassion.” In fact, the title comes from a Martin Luther King Jr. quote: “If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way.” It begins with the birth of a boy, whose parents, white supremacists, refuse to allow a skilled African American nurse to touch their child. The child later goes into cardiac arrest with the nurse in the room. It is what happens or does not happen that is the scope of this novel.
My Purse Strings SMALL GREAT THINGS Virtual Book Club Date & Time
Date: Thursday, February 15
Time: 8:30 pm (EST)
In the future, most My Purse Strings Virtual Book Club meetings will take place on Wednesday evenings. But since Wednesday falls on Valentine’s Day, I moved it for all you lovebirds.
Please RSVP on my Facebook page if you are attending, unable to attend, or may attend. Facebook will export the event to your calendar. I’ll send reminders of course.
How Does My Purse Strings Virtual Book Club Work?
For detailed information, please read all the Rules here.
But in a nutshell, you must:
- Like my Facebook page–That’s where the discussions will happen live.
- Subscribe to the blog–That’s where I post the questions beforehand, announce the books, and do a round-up post linking to our Facebook chat. This way, if you can’t make it to the Book Club meeting, you can always see what you missed out on and even contribute to the conversation later on. To make it even easier, you can subscribe to the blog directly on my Facebook page.
Share this with your friends and family. I’m excited to finally participate in a book club with friends all over the country and even overseas.
Looking forward to chatting with you all soon. Happy reading!
Once announced, all My Purse Strings Virtual Book Club books will become available on my Amazon shop.