This month for book club we read "The Time Travelers Wife" by Audrey Niffenegger and I have to admit I was never very keen to read this book. I guess that is one of the beauties of book club you have to read books that you otherwise wouldn't, plus you get yummy food and cups of tea.
As I am sure you know the book follows the relationship of Claire and Henry, Henry who just happens to be a time traveler. Personally I found the book quite confusing even till the end I was still having to reread paragraphs to make sure I was keeping up. The book had a constant pace right until the last 100 pages or so where I felt lots of things suddenly happened.
What I did like about the book was the way Niffenegger established the relationship between Claire and Henry, you felt as though you really got to know the ins and outs of their relationship, the good as well as the bad. The book is essentially a love story and this theme is communicated well to the reader.
Ultimately, the thing that turned me off this book was the message that your future is a set path and you are unable to change what happens. I am not sure if other people found this about the book but I would love to hear your thoughts?
This month were reading The Book Thief by Markus Zusak which I am really excited about. Does anyone have any recommendations for books I could suggest for next month?