Book Club: The Light Between Oceans by M L Stedman

Front cover of The Light Between Oceans against a background of a lighthouse and coastline

Henpicked’s book of the month for November 2016

We had a fabulous month of reading and discussing The Girl on the Train last month. A huge thank you to our book champions and to all the Henpicked community for their comments and input. If you have any further thoughts please drop them into Disqus at the bottom of the article.

We’re really excited to announce that The Light Between Oceans by M L Stedman will be our book of the month for November. It’s a New York Times bestseller, has fabulous reviews and is a tender love story with a difference. Here’s a couple of its reviews:

‘Extraordinary and heartrending’ MARKUS ZUSAK, author of The Book Thief’.

A boat washes up on the shore of a remote lighthouse keeper’s island. It holds a dead man – and a crying baby. The only two islanders, Tom and his wife Izzy, are about to make a devastating decision. They break the rules and follow their hearts. What happens next will break yours.’ New York Times

Unforgettable‘ Guardian

Lots to talk about! Like Girl on the Train, the film is due out next month too. But let’s read the book first.

We’re looking for book champions so if you would like to volunteer, please let us know. We give each of our champions a FREE copy of the book of the month and once you’ve read it, we’d love to hear your views!

Just like last month, we’ll let our book club subscribers have some key points about the book to think about throughout the month and in the meantime, please do get reading!

Feel free to jump into the discussion about the book at any time during the month using Disqus which is ready and waiting for you and shows up at the bottom of this page – it’s free to sign up and once you are logged in, you can comment on any of the articles on the Henpicked website.

This month’s other book suggestions

Thank you to everyone who made suggestions for our book of the month. We had a good selection of books and these included Elizabeth is Missing by Emma HealeyVinegar Girl: The Taming of the Shrew Retold (Hogarth Shakespeare) by Anne TylerA Spool of Blue Thread also by Anne TylerThe Children Act by Ian McEwan

Last month’s book suggestions

The Mandibles by Lionel Shriver, The Miniaturist by Jesse Burton, The Book Thief by Markus Zusak and Us by David Nicholls. It wasn’t easy to make a choice! Do please keep the recommendations coming.

Please share news of our book club with your friends and encourage them to sign up and join our book club. You don’t need to be a member to comment but signing up will ensure that you receive our regular newsletters so that we can keep you updated with events.

We welcome you all and remember there is no right or wrong with reading – everyone’s opinion counts. Happy reading during November!