Launching the LinenMe Bookclub in World Book Week!

In World Book Week we are delighted to launch a new online bookclub here at LinenMe. Now, much as we’d love to, obviously we can’t actually sit together in a cosy kitchen drinking coffee and talking about books. But we would like to make this new blog series a regular gathering where we share our thoughts about a book, and hear yours too. To thank those who leave comments on here we will enter all names into a prize draw to win a copy of the next month’s book (see below for the first title). Our previous book giveaways have been very popular so we know there are lots of book fans amongst you. And perhaps some of you will discover reads you might not have picked up otherwise.

How the Bookclub will work

The Book Club posts will have an in-depth review of the book, which will be selected from different genres to make sure we cater for everyone. So expect the latest heart-wrenching memoir, sumptuous cookbooks, thrilling crime, uplifting novels and a splash of poetry. We will let you know at the end of each post what the next month’s book is going to be, so you’ve got time to read it beforehand. If you have any suggestions for books you’d like us to include then do let us know.

Next month we will be featuring Educated by Tara Westover. This incredible memoir tells the story of Tara’s upbringing in a survivalist Mormon family who didn’t believe in school or Western medicine, and how she ended up studying for a PhD at Cambridge University. It’s a wonderfully written book that explores issues of family, trust, domestic abuse, education, home and love. It will hook you from the start.

book club educated - World Book Week

In the meantime, tell us what you’ve been reading, and what you’d like us to feature in the coming months on the Book Club, for a chance to win your very own copy of Educated.

Happy reading!

 

11 comments

linenme 2019-03-19
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We are delighted to announce the winner of a copy of Educated, this month’s Book Club book: Becca, a copy will be winging its way to you later today. Looking forward to discussing the book with you all next month. Happy reading!

Hanne 2019-03-13
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Thank you for starting the book club. I’m going to Lithuania tomorrow and have downloaded the book through the app Storytel. Sounds like a book of my choice and I will let you know how I liked it! ❤️

linenme 2019-03-19
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Thanks for your message – do let us know what you think of the book in the comments on the next Book Club post!

m 2019-03-10
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Happy to learn about your book club plans. I read “Educated” recently and was overwhelmed and inspired to learn how Ms Westover overcame enormous obstacles to achieve her goals. An amazing book other readers are bound to enjoy.

Thank’s to Mark’s comment I’m going to look for “The Know-it All.” It sounds equally captivating.

linenme 2019-03-19
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Thanks for this, glad to hear you enjoyed ‘Educated’. Looking forward to discussing the book more next month.

Becca Menig 2019-03-10
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Though it’s been out quite a while now, When Breath Becomes Air/Paul Kalanithi is one of the most moving books I’ve read.
I also loved Blood, Bones, and Butter/Gabrielle Hamilton and The Paris Wife/Paula McLain.

linenme 2019-03-19
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These all sound amazing, thanks for the recommendations!

Sandra Haywood 2019-03-10
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If you like biography I suggest Dancing to the Precipice by Caroline Moorhead It is the biography of a most extraordinary women Lucie de la Tour du Pain An eye witness account of the French Revolution As based around Lucie’s memoir written for her only surviving son

linenme 2019-03-19
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This sounds gripping and wonderfully rich. It’s lovely to loose yourself in a historical book, particularly when it’s based on a real person’s life story.

mark 2019-03-08
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I’m loving ‘The Know-it All’ by A.J. Jacobs. It’s a non-fiction book about a man who tries to become the smartest person in the world by reading all of the Encyclopaedia Britannica.

linenme 2019-03-19
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Thanks for the recommendation, Mark!

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