I don’t want to admit when I read a book last. (Honestly, I don’t think I could even figure it out if I tried.) These days I am more of a magazine girl, devouring reading material in short bites here and there. But oh how I love falling into a good book.
I used to make it a rule to always read the book before seeing the movie, because there is so much more time to go in-depth into the story. Some of my all-time favorite movies were those I read the book first — Jurassic Park, Harry Potter — sigh, I told you it has been a long time since I’ve read a book. But I am about to read a new book — and I am giddy with excitement!
This Is Where I Leave You is a best-selling novel by Jonathan Tropper, and before the movie version opens on September 19 I’m gonna read the book. Not only do I have plans to read the book, I have plans to host my very first book club.
Don’t you just love discussing a good book with friends?
I am also very excited because I have a craft project up my sleeves to create while we discuss the book. Fun times.
Join the #TIWILY Virtual Book Club
Deciding to host a book club was inspired by Warner Brothers Pictures virtual book club. Each Wednesday and Friday, you too can join #TIWILY discussion to talk about the book on the This Is Where I Leave You Facebook page. In addition to a fun online discussion, participants who take part in the conversation will have a chance to win signed movie posters and a trip to the premiere in Hollywood!
You can also follow along with the book club conversation by following the #TIWILY and #TIWILYbookclub hashtags on Twitter.
This Is Where I Leave You
When their father passes away, four grown siblings, bruised and banged up by their respective adult lives, are forced to return to their childhood home and live under the same roof together for a week, along with their over-sharing mother and an assortment of spouses, exes and might-have-beens. Confronting their history and the frayed states of their relationships among the people who know and love them best, they ultimately reconnect in hysterical and emotionally affecting ways amid the chaos, humor, heartache and redemption that only families can provide— driving us insane even as they remind us of our truest, and often best, selves.