National Read a Book Day is this Sunday, September 6. To help you get into the reading spirit, the All Points PR team has some page-turners to share from our office book club!
The All Points Book Club was started in June 2018, and since then, we’ve read:
- The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn
- Commonwealth by Ann Patchett
- Educated by Tara Westover
- The Incendiaries by R. O. Kwon
- Devil in the White City by Erik Larson
- Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
- Daisy Jones and The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid
- The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
- The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides
- A Spark of Light by Jodi Picoult
- The Authenticity Project by Clare Pooley
Our current book is The Guest List by Lucy Foley. Read on to learn more about a few of our team members’ favorites and why they enjoy being a part of our office book club:
Tracey: I was a bit weary to join the book club at first because although I enjoy reading, I’m not always great with a time limit or a book chosen for me. But, I LOVE being part of APPR’s book club. I’ve really enjoyed each book we’ve read and it’s gotten me reading a lot more often and branching out into different genres. I’ve particularly enjoyed The Silent Patient and The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo.
Maddy: My favorite part of book club is the selection – the variety of books is second to none. We went from a historical snapshot of the late ‘60s and early ‘70s rock ’n roll lifestyle (Daisy Jones and The Six) to a thriller (The Silent Patient), and haven’t turned away from books with heavier topics (A Spark of Light). All of these books led to great discussions that helped us understand the books better, get a chance to gush about how great they were and ask questions.
Marin: I joined book club to accomplish my goal of reading more for fun. I love having a fun lunch with my coworkers and hearing everyone’s very diverse opinions. My favorite books so far are Daisy Jones and The Six and The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, both by Taylor Jenkins Reid. I loved that each of these books created a compelling narrative inspired by bits and pieces of so many historical pop culture characters that we all know. I started The Guest List and finished it within a day – it’s a real page turner!
Alex H: I joined book club when I first started working at All Points. Not only did it push me to start reading again, but it was also a great way to connect with the team and have conversations unrelated to work. Of the books we’ve read so far, my favorite is The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo – I read it in about three days because I couldn’t put it down. Plus, it was one of the few books that everyone in book club loved, so it made for a really fun conversation.
Kate: Before starting at All Points, I definitely was not a “reader.” I hardly ever read books for fun and never understood when people would talk about the “power of reading” or how much they enjoyed reading as their leisure activity. After joining book club I have a new found love for books and reading! With one of our book clubs in particular, I didn’t think I would finish the reading in time, so I decided to finish it via audiobook instead. Ever since then, you can catch me listening to a book in the morning as I get ready for work, on my drive to and from and during lunch breaks. Now I’m listening to and finishing a new book every one or two weeks!
Bailey: As much as I enjoy reading a good book, it can often fall off my priority list. Our office book club helps to “force” the issue. So far, my favorite book we’ve read together is Educated. I’ve started our next book, The Guest List—so far so good. I like how each chapter offers a perspective from a different character and the switch between past and present. Looking forward to reading what happens at the wedding!
Amanda: I joined the APPR book club because I’m an avid reader and wanted to be exposed to more authors and genres. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed every book we’ve read and discussed together. My top three picks are Educated, Daisy Jones and The Six and The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo – I read this last book in one night and my mom tore through it in about three. It’s currently being passed around my family, from my aunts to my grandma – everyone loves it.