Book Forty-Six

My goal for several years has been to read 50 books in one calendar year – 52 weeks – but I have always fallen off the rails around 25 books. This year, I’m twice as determined. I will be posting short reviews of each book with my thoughts and any recommendations I received for the book as well as a link to purchase the book from Amazon, (though I recommend checking your local library first). If you have questions, leave a comment! If you want to follow my journey, find me on Goodreads.

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My college pal, Caitlin, mailed me this book after finishing it. We’ve long shared books and crochet patterns and so much more. I appreciate her so much.

The Friday Night Knitting Club follows a group of unintentional friends whose common threads stem from a knitting store in New York City opened some years earlier by a single mother trying to survive adulthood. I loved the characters and their development over the course of the novel. Georgia, the main character, has gumption and follow-through that are enviable, not to mention her Scottish grandmother, “wise” or, as she says, just sensible. (I can’t get away from Scotland in books these days. Must be a sign.) Anita reminds me so much of a dear friend of mine, creating a safe place for growth and security, seeing the greatest potential in her people. I felt one kind of way about this for the first 2/3 of it. The last hundred or so pages threw me for a loop, but were beautifully written. Kate Jacobs handles loss in the most tangible, heartbreaking way.  I wanted to call all of my people afterward and tell them I love them. This little tapestry of lives made me so thankful for my own friendships that have emerged out of the most unexpected places.

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Goodreads rating: 3.41/5
My rating: 4/5 stars
Days read: November 7-20
Recommend: yes, then knit a sweater!

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