The Meryl Streep Movie Club: A Novel of Love, Family, and Movie Night
This would not have been a book that I would have regularly picked up. But I have just been asked to join the She Reads national book blogging network. (Yay!) and while I won't be "official" until November, the club is reviewing this book for September. I thought I'd check it out and then see who else in the network agreed with me...or didn't. Ya know, kinda get a feel for who may have similar views or review writing style.
First of all, I love Meryl Streep. I mean who doesn't? She is so versatile and has starred in so many movies that it is hard not to have been moved by her acting or works at one point or another.
But....I wouldn't have picked up this book because I personally tend to gravitate towards works that are a bit "grittier" or slightly dark. This book is all about relationships. The four women have strained feelings for each other as well complications with their men, but they bond over Meryl Streep movies. I usually can figure out what happens next in a story like this, but I did get a few surprises. I was also happily transported to a coastal inn while reading the book. ]\This story will probably do well if it is made into a movie. It would be comparable to "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants." Or it would be perfect for Lifetime.
Someone that picked this book up on their own after reading the back cover would not be disappointed. This book follows a formula and guarantees "a happy ending."