Hey, everyone! How’s your day going? I hope your week is going well so far and you’re enjoying that lovely sunshine outside. The first month of Casually Christiana Book Club is done and we’re onto the next month! WOW. It’s a little scary how fast the time is going. BUT, I am so excited to share my latest #ccbookclub selection with you all!
For August, I have chosen The Paris Wife by Paula McLain. I’ve never read anything by Paula McLain before, so I am incredibly excited to read this book. If you’re anything like me, you LOVE the 1920’s, Paris and Jazz. This books takes readers to this era with Hadley Richardson, soon to be married to Ernest Hemmingway. Sounds great, right? I can’t wait.
For this month, here are 11 prompts to think about as you read:
- What do you think of Paula McLain and her writing?
- What did you like best about this book?
- What did you like least about this book?
- Hadley and Ernest don’t get a lot of support from their family and friends when they decide to get married. What seems to draw the two together? What are some of the strengths & challenges of their initial attraction and relationship?
- How do you see Hadley grow throughout the book?
- How is Hadley challenged and restricted by her gender?
- How do you think the time & place (Paris in the 1920’s), affect the Hemmingway’s marriage?
- What was one of your favorite quotes from the book?
- What songs does this book make you think of?
- Who’s your favorite character and why?
- Did you like this book? Would you recommend it to others? Why or why not?
I have a feeling this book is going to have so many topics to discuss and think about, and I can’t wait. If you want to join in on book discussions, join the Casually Christiana Facebook group by clicking here! We’ll talk about the book, share answers to the prompts, ask questions, see what others think and meet some great friends along the way. Otherwise, you can comment on these blogs! Just like July, at the end of the month, I will post another blog answering some of these prompts and sharing some thoughts from group members, too.