Cate and I have decided to set up our own book club! Cate really loves reading and has way too many books! You only need to see her book cover video to see her passion for reading and collecting fiction. On the other hand, I will put my hands up and confess that I don’t read that much.
I want to read more and share Cate’s enthusiasm but we are very different readers. I am a lazy reader and prefer books that don’t make you work too hard to unravel the story. Personally, I prefer shorter books and I read little bits at a time and can go weeks in-between. Whereas Cate will quite happily read big meaty books all day, she loves a wide range of authors and genres. It’s probably why she has a great vocabulary and is 100% the smartest Crafter sister.
Every month we are going to put forward two books for the book club. This month we have chosen The Circle and Moondust and you can join us here.
Cate’s Pick of April:
The Circle came on my radar after I watched the trailer for the upcoming film adaptation starring Emma Watson and Tom Hanks. The concept feels very much of our time and it’s an interesting look at our post-modern society that is very much shared with potentially thousands of people over the internet (via social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram). Like any story/film about the internet or technology, The Circle feels like it’s going to be a study on the dangers of information and the transparency that the internet could potentially create in the near future, with a whole lot of conspiracy and suspense thrown in.
Charlotte’s Pick of April:
I was browsing Waterstones and spotted Moondust. I love Sci-fi and the book is all about the moon. So straight away I knew I wanted this to be my first book club pick! The story is about a base on the moon that mines Lumite (a power source for Earth). The main character is a young girl Aggie who was the sole-survivor of a huge explosion that happened ten years prior. Aggie is suddenly thrust into the limelight to help keep the peace and support for the company. But she starts to doubt things after meeting a prison miner. I feel like this is going to be an interesting read. I think it will throw up some questions as to what could happen when we run out of fuels on Earth and the importance of questioning those in charge.
Watch our Book Club video: