Book Club: Us by David Nicholls

Henpicked’s book of the month for December 2019…

Thank you for all your book reviews and interesting discussion about Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger.

If you haven’t shared your thoughts yet, please do join in the conversation at the bottom of the article on Disqus. What did you think of it? Would you recommend it to a friend? We know some of us haven’t finished yet but we’d still like to hear from you.

For this month we’ve chosen Us by David Nicholls.

Douglas Petersen understands his wife’s need to ‘rediscover herself’ now that their son is leaving home.

He just thought they’d be doing their rediscovering together.

So when Connie announces that she will be leaving, too, he resolves to make their last family holiday into the trip of a lifetime: one that will draw the three of them closer, and win the respect of his son. One that will make Connie fall in love with him all over again.

The hotels are booked, the tickets bought, the itinerary planned and printed. What could possibly go wrong?

Here are the reviews:

“I was having to ration myself for fear of coming to the end too soon.” Mail on Sunday

“The kind of book that reminds us what it means to be alive.” Good Housekeeping

Us is a perfect book.” Independent

“I loved this book. Funny, sad, tender: for anyone who wants to know what happens after the Happy Ever After.” Jojo Moyes

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We’re looking for 10 book champions so if you would like to volunteer, please let us know. We give each a FREE copy of the book of the month in return for hearing what you think of it.

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, enjoy!

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

Happy reading!