We will be introducing something new at the book club for this year. Each month in addition to the main book club selection, we will introduce flight books. Inspired by wine flights, they are books that pair well with our main book selection. These books are great to check out if you want to keep reading on a topic, or if want to pick up some extra books to add to your reading experience. If you have already read one of our monthly book picks, it could be fun to pick up a flight book instead.
Here are our January flight books with a quick blurb about each and how they relate to our book club selection: All Signs Point to Paris:
Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin Can platonic love be deeper and more rewarding than romance? What if that is your destiny?
The Measure by Nikki Erlick. If your fate was decided for you, would you want to know?
Simple Passion by Annie Ernaux. At only 80 pages, this is the place to start if you want to test the waters with Annie Ernaux, the 2022 Nobel laureate for literature. She really “goes there” with this work of auto-fiction that details her affair with a younger Russian married man.
The Bonjour Effect by Julie Barlow and Jean-Benoît Nadeau This is humorous guide to cracking the French culture code written by two Canadians who have spent a decade traveling back and forth to Paris as well as living there.
My Life in France by Julia Child When I asked our January Speaker, Susan Heinrich of the Midlife Globetrotter for flight book suggestions, she quickly came up with Julia Child’s delightful autobiography about her time spent in France. Fun fact: this book was the inspiration for the movie Julie & Julia.