Overbooked Mommas Book Club

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Welcome to the Overbooked Mommas! 

Be Leisurely is excited to announce our official book club launch! As promised…we will have two members pick a book…one more serious, the other fun…both equally amazing, so that you can pick your poison and we can get the discussions started!

If you want to join our virtual book club, type “Book Club” in the comments, and I will add you to our page!

March 2020 Book Club Pick

Happy March Overbooked Mommas! This month, we are back on the suspense train with this gripping novel…The Hunting Party by Lucy Foley!

The Beautiful One
The Golden Couple
The Volatile One
The New Parents
The Quiet One
The City Boy
The Outsider

One of these friends is a murderer…and one won’t make it out alive!

When old friends with complicated pasts reunite at New Years in the remote Scottish wilderness…what unfolds is a perfectly written mystery thrill ride!

This novel has been getting a lot of buzz, particularly from authors we have “read” in our book club picks!

Happy Reading!

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February 2020 Book Club Pick

Happy February Overbooked Mommas! This month, our book club novel, The Summer Wives by Beatriz Williams has got it all!

A vintage novel set against the background of a picturesque island…this is the story of high society vs. the local families who work the island, a forbidden love, and a woman named Miranda who sets out to prove her love’s innocence after he has escaped 18 years of prison for a murder conviction.

Miranda will stop at nothing to clear the name of the innocent, even if it means digging up and exposing all of the families’ vault-tight secrets on Winthrop Island!

This one has pages of positive reviews and accolades…including huge praise from last month’s book club author Elin Hilderbrand!

Happy Reading Ladies!

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January 2020 Book Club Pick

Hey Overbooked Mommas! I hope you had a fabulous holiday season! So…we took December off, because if you were like me, the holidays flew by…I looked up, and it was January! I couldn’t have read a new book even if I wanted to!

I am excited to get back to it and start a New Year filled with fresh new authors, novel, stories, and plots! I came across this little gem on a night away with the hubby!

Winter in Paradise by Elin Hilderbrand is exactly what I needed! It appropriately starts on New Year’s Day, and is the story about a husband living a double life, two brothers who may just fall in love with the same woman, and the drama, romance, and intrigue that forces you to fly through the pages!

I started it a couple of days ago, and I am almost done! Also, this is a first book in a series! An easy and fast paced read, I thought this would be a good one to jump off 2020!

Happy New Year and Happy Reading Mommas!

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November 2019 Book Club Pick

I went on a girls’ trip and thought…”Wouldn’t it be cool to pick a random book from one of bookstores at the airport? I mean, how many times do we leave the house and forget our vacation book? And….the winner of the Airport Bookstore Roulette is…Ghosted by Rosie Walsh!

This story is about Sarah and Eddie, who fall in love instantly, but their love is shattered when Eddie leaves for a vacation and never returns! Although her friends tell her to forget about him, she can’t seem to let it go…because she knows that something has happened to him!

If you like Liane Moriarty novels (i.e. Big Little Lies)…not only has she promoted this book, but it seems to have the same vibe.

A suspense meets love story…this book is supposed to be “riveting” and “an accidentally stayed up until 4 a.m. because it’s impossible to put down kind of novel!”

Oh…and a big shout out to the carpet at BNA (Nashville Airport)…they will soon renovate and tear up this carpet, which has become a star of its own right!

Happy Reading Ladies!

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OCTOBER 2019 Book Club Pick

Happy October Overbooked Mommas! Let’s “fall” back into page turning suspense this month with this soon to be motion picture…The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn!

I have been holding this one for a few weeks, just waiting to release it for our October read…because it is getting A LOT of attention!

This novel is about a reclusive woman, named Anna Fox, who…when gazing out her window one night…sees something shocking inside the neighbors’ house across the street! What follows is a twist and turn at every corner…where nothing is as it seems!

So put the kiddos to bed, light some pumpkin spice candles, and curl up in your favorite pjs as you delve into this “diabolically gripping” thriller!

Happy Reading Mommas!

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SEPTEMBER 2019 Book Club Pick

Happy September Mommas! I hope that everyone had a fabulous holiday weekend! I am happy to announce this month’s book pick! A few members have asked to shake it up and divert a little bit from the thrillers…so here you go!

This sweet book comes at a perfect time…it’s all about starting over and begins in the fall season…very fitting as we slide into all things dressed in plaid and surrounded by pumpkin spice!

Evvie Drake Starts Over by Linda Holmes is about a widowed women from a small town in Maine who is the only person NOT grieving over the loss of her husband. When she takes in a new tenant, a former baseball player name Dean, who has lost his “gift”…what ensues is a realistic, charming, and witty portrayal of a classic love story among two people who are flawed and wounded. 

This one should bring the smiles and the feels! Happy Reading! 

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AUGUST 2019 Book Club Pick

Happy August 1st Overbooked Mommas! I am excited to announce this month’s virtual book club pick…Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens!

I have been hearing about this book for months from a plethora of fellow book lovers both on social media and in person!  

Where the Crawdads Sing is a coming-of-age story set in a quiet town on the Carolina Coast. There is murder, suspense, and it is said to be a spell-binding novel where both nature’s beauty and heartbreak collide.

A lot of people have called this book a one-of-kind read…and it has been coined the “new southern novel!”

I am excited to dive head first into this one ladies! Happy Reading!

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JULY 2019 Book Club Pick

Happy Tuesday ladies!! I hope that everyone enjoyed their 4th of July! Now that the holiday has passed, it is time to announce the July book pick for the Overbooked Mommas Virtual Book Club…The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides!

This one is going to be a doozie! This recommendation came from a fellow book club member (shout out to Brooke Carter) , and when I went to the book store to buy it today…three different people raved about how intense and spell-binding it was! And all of them said how the ending was insane!

This novel is ALL suspense and ALL thriller…maybe even a little twisted and dark. It tells the tale of a famous painter, named Alicia, who is married to an in-demand fashion photographer. All seems happy in their grandiose life until one fatal night when Alicia shoots her husband five times in the face…then never speaks another word!

This one is said to be a total page turner, and likely to be read in 24 hours! It is also Alex Michaelides first novel.

Hold on tight Mommas! I think we are in for a crazy ride!

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JUNE 2019 Book Club Pick

Happy Tuesday ladies! I wanted to go ahead and release June’s pick for the Book Club! I hope that everyone enjoyed the last four book picks…I have heard good things from multiple people on each of the different novels! I only have one pick for this month, because I know how busy summer vacation can be! 

I am excited about this next one…Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng, because not only it is a Reese Witherspoon and National Book Club pick, but Reese has already signed on and cast it as a mini-series (coming out on Hulu) following Big Little Lies (season 2)! I always love when I can look forward to a series or movie after reading a good book! 

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng is about a picturesque suburban town that gets turned upside down when someone new moves to town. Author Jodi Picoult said she read this novel in a single sitting! Happy Reading!

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MAY 2019 Book Club Picks

Overbooked Mommas! May 1st is here, and after speaking with a few book club members…we will use this month as our “catch-up” month!

If you haven’t gotten to read as much  as you would have liked in March and April…here is your chance!! Stock up…and pick from these four fabulous novels! We will have a discussion and virtual wine night in June!

Summary below for each:

Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate

This novel has been picked repeatedly by book clubs nationally and labeled as one of the most compelling reads this year! The story is based on a notorious real-life American scandal…and is said to be raw, riveting, and a tear-jerker!

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I Owe You One by Sophia Kinsella 

This novel is an easy read, hilarious, and an all around good time! This story is said to be an irresistible combination of love, empowerment, and proof that a complicated family can prevail!

OR

The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen 

This book has been called twisted and delicious…it is said to leave the reader making many assumptions about the characters…the jealous ex-wife and her new beautiful and younger replacement. But as the story unfolds, things are not what they seem. As the teaser states…assume NOTHING. This novel has been graded as Reading Group Gold!

OR

Who Do You Love by Jennifer Weiner 

This is the tale of two people, Rachel and Andy, who meet for the first time when they were eight years old. What ensues is a love story that spans decades, ultimately begging the question, “Do soul mates really exist?” This novel is said to make you laugh, cry, and experience all the “feels”!

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APRIL 2019 Book Club Picks

Happy April! Ladies! I have two new book club picks for you coming in HOT!! 

Who Do You Love by Jennifer Weiner

This is the tale of two people, Rachel and Andy, who meet for the first time when they were eight years old. What ensues is a love story that spans decades, ultimately begging the question, “Do soul mates really exist?” This novel is said to make you laugh, cry, and experience all the “feels”!

OR

The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks/Sara Pekkanen

This book has been called twisted and delicious…it is said to leave the reader making many assumptions about the characters…the jealous ex-wife and her new beautiful and younger replacement. But as the story unfolds, things are not what they seem. As the teaser states…assume NOTHING. This novel has been graded as Reading Group Gold! 

Happy Reading Mommas!

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MARCH 2019 Book Club Picks

Before We Were Yours, by Lisa Wingate

This novel has been picked repeatedly by book clubs nationally and labeled as one of the most compelling reads this year! The story is based on a notorious real-life American scandal…and is said to be raw, riveting, and a tear-jerker!

OR

I Owe You One, by Sophie Kinsella

This novel is an easy read, hilarious, and an all around good time! This story is said to be an irresistible combination of love, empowerment, and proof that a complicated family can prevail!

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