Back to January though. I didn't place Lucky You in my book box, but it's on my radar. I chose Janet McNally's Girls in the Moon and Kathleen Rooney's Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk. McNally's book is about girls who sing, if I can recall. I'll find out when I read it! Rooney's Lillian Boxfish Takes A Walk was perfect for me! Lillian Boxfish walks around NYC on NYE in 1984. Not the safest course of action for an eighty-five year old! As she walks, reflections on her career and marriage are interspersed with her interactions with new/old friends she encounters. Loved Lillian's wit and spunk and that Rooney pulled that off without writing a gimmicky "feisty old lady" book. Plenty to think about here with regard to gender, motherhood, marriage, aging, careers, desire, city life, and more. Rooney teaches at DePaul University so I imagine if I pay attention, I could probably attend a Chicagoland reading.
Here's the pic I snapped of my January BOTM box when it arrived. Gillian Flynn's The Grownup was a bonus! Note that I am still brightening my kitchen with arrangements I put together with grocery store bunches.
Are you a BOTM Club member? What did you choose in January? Report on February's selections coming soon.