I'm so happy you're thinking of joining our Virtual Book Club! It's been a strange time; a time when we haven't been able to see or hug our friends and we've all had to adapt to connecting virtually. Books have provided a brilliant distraction for me. I believe there's no better way to escape reality than curling up on the sofa with a great book!
Why join our Book Club?
Here at Seventeen Minutes, we're all about encouraging you to take time for you and I hope joining this book club will motivate you to do just that! Our titles will be modern, diverse and will hopefully engage some live discussion. In these times, it's lovely to read alongside other people, share opinions and indulge in some good old-fashioned self-care.
How does it work?
Each month, we take it in turns to choose the book. One month, I pick; the next, I ask for your suggestions, put a shortlist together and give you the choice over on Instagram stories for the final book pick.
The books are always be available as paperback and you can buy them right here. This way, you can treat yourself to anything else you fancy at the same.
We have a monthly discussion on Instagram to talk about the book and there'll be a few surprise Instagram lives along the way.
This month's pick is... The Midnight Library by Matt Haig.
From the author of How to Stop Time and The Humans comes this poignant, unique novel about regret, hope and forgiveness - and a library that houses second chances.
Shortlisted for the British Book Awards Fiction Book of the Year 2021
Between life and death there is a library.When Nora Seed finds herself in the Midnight Library, she has a chance to make things right. Up until now, her life has been full of misery and regret. She feels she has let everyone down, including herself. But things are about to change. The books in the Midnight Library enable Nora to live as if she had done things differently. With the help of an old friend, she can now undo every one of her regrets as she tries to work out her perfect life. But things aren't always what she imagined they'd be, and soon her choices place the library and herself in extreme danger. Before time runs out, she must answer the ultimate question: what is the best way to live?