Our book discussion in August will be moderated by Real Simple editorial assistant and blogger Nykia Spradley. This month, at the suggestion of club members, we’ve included a choice by Jodi Picoult. (Is there a book you would like the club to read? Add it to the list here .) Vote for your favorite of the following four books by Sunday, July 26:
The Help, by Kathryn Stockett: A gripping story about the relationship between several young white women and their black hired help in the 1960s segregated South.
The Elegance of the Hedgehog, by Muriel Barbery: A view of life, privilege, and power, as seen through the eyes of a 54-year old French concierge and a precocious but troubled 12-year-old girl.
The Girl Who Played With Fire, by Stieg Larsson: Larsson’s thriller follows a journalist who’s attempting to expose an extensive sex trafficking operation between Eastern Europe and Sweden, implicating well-known and highly placed members of Swedish society, business, and government.
Change of Heart, by Jodi Picoult: A tale of a mother’s tragic loss and one man’s last chance at gaining salvation.