**Disclaimer; No spoilers.**
Let me start by explaining what made me pick this book up to buy. The author also wrote the book to one of my favorite lifetime movies called The Clique. If you haven’t seen it you should definitely give it a try. But I’m not here to explain The Clique, I’m here to tell you about The Dirty Book Club.
The Dirty Book Club is definitely not a book for teenagers. This book is a contemporary young adult novel, leaning more towards the adult side. The story follows a group of women who had been best friends for a very long time. Each woman having a different personality then the other. Every full moon these ladies meet to talk about the books they have read and how they can relate to them. The books however are more on the Fifty Shades of Grey-side, if you catch what I’m talking about. At the end of each meeting they take a draw from a cigar or cigarette, blow out the smoke at the same time, the smoke intertwines as one in the air.
Sound weird? Let me give you the summary from Goodreads;
M.J. Stark’s life is picture-perfect. She has her dream job as a magazine editor, a sexy doctor boyfriend, and a glamorous life in New York City. But behind her success, there is a debilitating sense of loneliness. So when her boss betrays her and her boyfriend offers her a completely new life in California, she trades her cashmere for caftans and gives it a try.
Once there, M.J. is left to fend for herself in a small beach town, with only the company of her elderly neighbor, Gloria, and an ocean that won’t shut up. One afternoon, M.J. discovers that Gloria has suddenly moved to Paris with her friends to honor a fifty-year-old pact. And in lieu of a goodbye, she’s left a mysterious invitation to a secret club one that only reads erotic books.
Curious, M.J. accepts and meets the three other hand-selected club members. As they bond over naughty bestsellers and the shocking letters they inherited from the original club members, the four strangers start to divulge the intimate details of their own livesâ€¦ and as they open up, they learn that friendship might just be the key to rewriting their own stories: all they needed was to find each other first.
My Rating 5/5
Reason for my rating; This book shows the importance of friendship. It showcases the importance for women to have close girlfriends, no matter how different you may be. I don’t think I’ve ever read a book to make me literally laugh out loud as much as this one did. I actually passed this book off to my best friend who recently moved to show her a prime example of friendship when she needs it most. If you’ve seen the move Book Club that was recently released, this books synopsis is similar but I do like it better! As they say, the book is better then the movie.
Until Next Time…