It’s time to win one of the September Hachette Reading Group recommended titles for your book club…
This month the knowledgeable, book-crazy team at Hachette have recommend some of the latest books they’ve discovered that are suitable for reading groups. The best part is that you can enter the competition to win copies for your reading group, plus a delicious cheese platter to share when you all gather to discuss the book!
To enter, simply read about the recommended books and fill in the entry form below.
Here are Hachette’s recommended Reading Group titles for you in September…
Young Jane Young by Gabrielle Zevin
Aviva Grossman, an ambitious Congressional intern in Florida, makes the life-changing mistake of having an affair with her boss – who is beloved, admired, successful, and very married – and blogging about it. When the affair comes to light, the Congressman doesn’t take the fall, but Aviva does, and her life is over before it hardly begins. She becomes a late-night talk show punchline; she is slut-shamed, labelled as fat and ugly, and considered a blight on politics in general. How does one go on after this? In Aviva’s case, she sees no way out but to change her name and move to a remote town in Maine. She starts over as a wedding planner, tries to be smarter about her life, and to raise her daughter to be strong and confident. But when, at the urging of others, she decides to run for public office herself, that long- ago mistake trails her via the Internet like a scarlet A.
These days, Google guarantees that the past is never, ever, truly past, that everything you’ve done will live on for everyone to know about for all eternity. And it’s only a matter of time until Aviva/Jane’s daughter, Ruby, finds out who her mother was, and is, and must decide whether she can still respect her.
The themes of Young Jane Young couldn’t be more relevant – male entitlement; how women are internet ‘shamed’ for mistakes; how your past mistakes can live online for ever; and most importantly, how communities can come together and unite.
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
‘I read Little Fires Everywhere in a single, breathless sitting’ – Jodi Picoult.
The brilliant new novel by the author of the New York Times bestseller, Everything I Never Told You.
Everyone in Shaker Heights was talking about it that summer: how Isabelle, the last of the Richardson children, had finally gone around the bend and burned the house down. In Shaker Heights, a placid, progressive suburb of Cleveland, everything is meticulously planned – from the layout of the winding roads, to the colours of the houses, to the successful lives its residents will go on to lead. And no one embodies this spirit more than Elena Richardson, whose guiding principal is playing by the rules.
Enter Mia Warren – an enigmatic artist and single mother- who arrives in this idyllic bubble with her teenage daughter Pearl, and rents a house from the Richardsons. Soon Mia and Pearl become more than just tenants: all four Richardson children are drawn to the alluring mother-daughter pair. But Mia carries with her a mysterious past, and a disregard for the rules that threatens to upend this carefully ordered community. When the Richardsons’ friends attempt to adopt a Chinese-American baby, a custody battle erupts that dramatically divides the town and puts Mia and Mrs. Richardson on opposing sides. Suspicious of Mia and her motives, Mrs. Richardson becomes determined to uncover the secrets in Mia’s past. But her obsession will come at unexpected and devastating costs to her own family – and Mia’s.
Little Fires Everywhere explores the weight of long-held secrets and the ferocious pull of motherhood-and the danger of believing that planning and following the rules can avert disaster, or heartbreak.
To be in to win copies of one of Hachette’s August Reading Group recommendations, just enter your details below along with your preferred book title.
All entries must be received by 30th September 2017. Winner will be drawn on 1st October 2017 and notified by email. There will be 1 x prize pack containing a maximum of 10 x copies of the chosen title plus a $60 Sabato Cheese Selection Platter sent to the winner.
The winning reading group needs to send GrownUps a review of their chosen book (can be a group review or a little contribution from each person), plus a photo of their gathering …preferably with the book, wine and cheese in hand! You will then have your reviews and photo published on GrownUps for others to see.