September Book Club has arrived.
Synopsis provided by Goodreads:
Twenty-seven-year old Anne Elliot is Austen’s most adult heroine. Eight years before the story proper begins, she is happily betrothed to a naval officer, Frederick Wentworth, but she precipitously breaks off the engagement when persuaded by her friend Lady Russell that such a match is unworthy. The breakup produces in Anne a deep and long-lasting regret. When later Wentworth returns from sea a rich and successful captain, he finds Anne’s family on the brink of financial ruin and his own sister a tenant in Kellynch Hall, the Elliot estate. All the tension of the novel revolves around one question: Will Anne and Wentworth be reunited in their love?
I’m beginning to use Book Club as a way to force myself to read books that I was supposed to read a long time ago. I’ve only read Pride and Prejudice and Emma by Austen, but I’ve heard that despite the popularity with those books, Persuasion is her best work.
Last month (last two months…) I chose a monster of a book, so hopefully I learned my lesson!
If you’re new to Book Club:
I choose a book at the beginning of the month, we have the month to read it, and at the end I’ll post a review of sort. In the review post we can discuss the novel.
Also, always open to suggestions for next month’s book.
So, join…because talking about books is fun.