I mentioned last week how I’ve rediscovered a love for reading and the peacefulness that I find in it. It feels so good to be spending time disconnected from my phone, my laptop, the TV, sitting down in a nook in my room reading. I forgot home much I loved this feeling. Reading during college was so impossible for me. School was so much and there was always so much to do. My passion for reading, though, is back and in full swing.
Book choice is always important. There are so many books I want to read, but picking out one can be another barrier to reading. I joined a book club about a month ago and was assigned a book: This Is How You Lose Her by Junot Diaz
From Good Reads:
On a beach in the Dominican Republic, a doomed relationship flounders. In the heat of a hospital laundry room in New Jersey, a woman does her lover’s washing and thinks about his wife. In Boston, a man buys his love child, his only son, a first baseball bat and glove. At the heart of these stories is the irrepressible, irresistible Yunior, a young hardhead whose longing for love is equaled only by his recklessness–and by the extraordinary women he loves and loses: artistic Alma; the aging Miss Lora; Magdalena, who thinks all Dominican men are cheaters; and the love of his life, whose heartbreak ultimately becomes his own.
I really enjoyed the book- so much that now my roommate is reading it! Fingers crossed, she’ll finish it in time for our book club meeting!
I want to encourage you to read it too! I made a Free Printable that you can find here that can help you as you read the book. This short guide will serve as your road map as you go through the book- a reminder of key people and progression through the book. I’ve also included some discussion questions to help you if you’re interested in starting your own book club!
1. Have you already read this book? What do you think of it?
2. Do you want more printables coming your way? Let me know in the comments!
Emilie is an Army Wife, Data Engineer, and CrossFitter with a love for working through her thoughts in this space on the internet. She lives with her husband Casey and their pup Bo in Savannah, GA.