For those of you who live in the southesast, you are no doubt familiar with the Books-A-Million bookstore chain. But if you happen to live elsewhere, don't let geography curtail you from taking advantage of a great resource and excellent taste. BAM, as we like to call it, has reading group reommendations on their site that can be browsed (and bought!) by book club girls no matter where you live.
This month's main selection is Thrity Umrigar's The Space Between Us, which they describe as "a novel [that] shows how the lives of the rich and the poor are intrinsically connected yet vastly removed from each other, and vividly captures how the bonds of womanhood and pitted against the divisions of class and culture."
They also choose books along different themes. Their FaithPoint selection for this month is Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers, which is a "retelling of the biblical story of Gomer and Hosea as a tale set against teh romantic backdrop of the California Gold Rush."
Their Teen Book Club book is Bloom, by Elizabeth Scott, a novel about "a girl with decent grades, great friends, and a boyfirend every girl drools over. So why is she unhappy? It takes the arrival of Evan Kirkland in class for Lauren to figure out why."
And their Literary Book Club title for the month is Marisha Pessl's Special Topics in Calamity Physics, a "stunning debut novel [that] unfolds as a syllabus for a college literature course including thirty-six chapters named after everything from Othello to Paradise Lost and cluminating in a final exam."
I've added the BAM book club section to the resource list on the right so you can always easily find it.