Our Stop by Laura Jane Williams (+ my book club pick for May!)
I’m a little late on this post, but HAPPY MAY! I know April was a trip for all of us, but I hope you got to read something good while the world was going crazy around us! I personally realized that I was having trouble concentrating on reading, but as soon as I cracked open this sweet book called Our Stop, I knew this was exactly the type of book I needed in my life. Is it groundbreaking? No. Is it a delightful romantic comedy? Why yes it is!!!
My Book Club pick for May
Before we dive into Our Stop more, let’s talk about the month ahead. My book club pick for May is Untamed by Glennon Doyle! I’ve been following Glennon for a while now and love her tidbits of wisdom on social media. After hearing her talk about Untamed on Brene Brown’s podcast, it sounded like it was right up my alley. Shortly after that, I found out that she reads the audiobook, and I was sold. I’ve been listening to it while I cook or walk Luna, and even though some of it isn’t as relatable for me (example: thoughts on motherhood/parenting), the majority of it is inspiring and comforting and such an empowering piece to listen to during this uncertain time. I already can’t wait to talk about it with you guys!!
If you’re not into audiobooks, or this book doesn’t peak your interest, I am also reading The Selection, which is $0 if you are an Amazon Prime member with a kindle. I was worried it might be a little too YA, but the gals in my Facebook group assured me that it’s a really fun read… and after starting it a few nights ago, I agree!
about Our Stop by Laura Jane Williams
Okay, back to Our Stop by Laura Jane Williams! This oh so sweet book reads like your favorite romantic comedy movie. Nadia is our leading lady, and she is extremely lovable and relatable. She tries to get on the 7:30am train each morning, but very often oversleeps and scrambles to get to work on time. Little does she know that Daniel, our leading man, never misses that 7:30am train. One day, Nadia sees a Missed Connection ad in the newspaper and she realizes that someone on her train wrote it about her… (Spoiler: it’s Daniel!)
The book follows these two characters as they communicate back and forth, almost meet (on purpose and by chance), and even inspire a hashtag by invested strangers online. It is sweet and genuine, and I don’t even care if you can probably guess the ending already. It was delightful!
our stop book club questions
So… there hasn’t been a lot of activity on the book club threads in my Facebook Group, but I still have hope because the thread about the Little Fires Everywhere miniseries was a great conversation! In other words, if you’ve read the book, I would love love looooove to hear your thoughts about it!
- What did you think about Nadia’s “plan to change her life”? Have you ever done something like that?
- Would you ever/have you ever written a Missed Connection ad? Have you ever thought one was written about you?
- Do you have any experience with anyone like “Awful Ben”?
- If you were casting a movie version of this book, who would you cast as the main characters?
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