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December Book of the Month: The Virgin Suicides

November 22, 2017

Reading for November is almost over and reading The Handmaid’s Tale was quite a ride– review soon! Now, I’m announcing that the book of the month for December is The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Euginides.

I’m in love with this book for so many reasons, but no spoilers yet. Here’s the book’s synopsis:

First published in 1993, The Virgin Suicides announced the arrival of a major new American novelist. In a quiet suburb of Detroit, the five Lisbon sisters–beautiful, eccentric, and obsessively watched by the neighborhood boys–commit suicide one by one over the course of a single year. As the boys observe them from afar, transfixed, they piece together the mystery of the family’s fatal melancholy, in this hypnotic and unforgettable novel of adolescent love, disquiet, and death. Jeffrey Eugenides evokes the emotions of youth with haunting sensitivity and dark humor and creates a coming-of-age story unlike any of our time. Adapted into a critically acclaimed film by Sofia Coppola, The Virgin Suicides is a modern classic, a lyrical and timeless tale of sex and suicide that transforms and mythologizes suburban middle-American life.

Reading starts December 1st.


Week 1 – Chapters 1 and 2

Week 2 – Chapter 3

Week 3 – Chapters 4 and 5

Week 4 – Review and break for holidays.

Hope you enjoy this next read. Get The Virgin Suicides on Amazon today!

Disclaimer: the links above are affiliate links, which means I get a little percentage from amazon if you purchase. Thank you for your support!

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