Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Book Club Pick: The Last Song

This month's Book Club pick is The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks. I know his books are whimsical and cheesy, but I love them. I have read almost all of them. I am a hopeless romantic so I just get lost in his books and end up finishing them in like two days.

I am excited because this Sunday I am having the girls over to my house to discuss. I am going to prepare so yummy eats for us, so check back later this week for the recipes. Right now I am thinking about a carmelized onion tart and elegant spring mix salad. Very much chick food to go with our chick lit.

Here is the background on the book from the Nicholas Sparks website:

"Seventeen year-old Veronica “Ronnie” Miller’s life was turned upside-down when her parents divorced and her father moved from New York City to Wilmington, North Carolina. Three years later, she remains angry and alienated from her parents, especially her father… until her mother decides it would be in everyone’s best interest if she spent the summer in Wilmington with him. Ronnie’s father, a former concert pianist and teacher, is living a quiet life in the beach town, immersed in creating a work of art that will become the centerpiece of a local church. The tale that unfolds is an unforgettable story about love in its myriad forms – first love, the love between parents and children – that demonstrates, as only a Nicholas Sparks novel can, the many ways that deeply felt relationships can break our hearts… and heal them."

I am about halfway through at this point, and it is very much the typical Nicholas Sparks fare. This one is aimed at a more of a younger audience since it is mostly about Ronnie, an almost 18 year-old trying to find herself.


  1. This sounds like a great book for our book club. I'm recommending we put it our reading list. I'm just finishing another great book that I'm sure our book club will enjoy it's called Mystic in a Minivan. The book was created by a mom of three young kids, who was inspired to tell a story as a result of her spiritual practice. She uses many of the tools in the book and it has transformed her life in a magical way. It was really good!

  2. Hi Betty,
    Thanks for the suggestion. Our next pick is "She's Come Undone." It's a little bit of an older book. I believe Oprah picked her for her club back in 1997. Thanks for reading.