I’m having a hard time sleeping this week. I’m totally engrossed in SING YOU HOME by Jodie Picoult that I don’t want to go to bed. I’m really enjoying it and I’m excited to hear what you think.
There are so many interesting things going on in the book – I really had no idea when I bought it. There’s marital problems, divorce, infertility, custody over unborn babies and religious intolerance just to touch on a few…
We will have lots to talk about!
Who is in for the first ever BBTO online Book Club?
So far we’ve got:
Stacey in Florida
Heather in Ottawa (are you in?)
Below are a few questions to begin the conversation this week. I’ve borrowed them from Jodie Picoult’s website which you can visit to find out lots of interesting things about the author and how this book came to be.
Questions for BBTO Book Club Week 1:
1. “The music we choose is a clear reflection of who we really are”. (p. 135) What songs would be on a mix tape that describes you?
2. Every life has a soundtrack. Name a song that brings back a memory of a time or place. Does it matter how much time has passed?
3. “There was no room in my marriage for me anymore, except as genetic material.” (p. 51) Why does Max give up on his relationship with Zoe? Is his weak, or callous – or in any way justified? How has his experience of infertility and IVF affected him? How do Max and Zoe differ in their handling of disappointment and grief? Do you think they would have stayed together if they hadn’t lost their baby?
4. The author skillfully presents the struggle couples with fertility issues have with IVF. Any insights to share?
Either post your answers in the comments section for all or email them to me HERE.
And for those in Toronto I am hoping we can meet up in April to talk about this book, future picks and swap some really good books. Let me know if you're in!
|Author Jodie Picoult|