Had our book club meeting this week. Our book this month was Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Stout; I read and reviewed the book here.
For the most part all the members enjoyed the book, a couple didn't but that's not unusual, not everyone likes the same thing.
The main character was Olive. She was a no nonsense, crusty woman, who spoke her mind, didn't suffer fools gladly, but underneath had a softer side that occasionally peaked out. I said I could so relate to her and thought I saw a lot of me in her. Turns out a few others felt the same way.
So now if someone is grumpy, we're going to call it an "Olive" moment. Turns out there was an HBO series as well that was based on this book, which you can read about here.
Have you ever read a book and thought "that character is my twin?"
Our November book choice is "Ru" by Kim Thuy