Mystery/Suspense

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Unique Gifts for Book Lovers

Gift Ideas for Your Book Club

Has your book club decided this is the year for a gift exchange? While a book is always a solid choice, you’re looking for something a little more unique. Or perhaps you are frantically searching for a gift for that book lover in your life who seems easy to please, but you know what they really want is a gift sprinkled with the magic of Hogwarts and as unique as Mr. Darcy’s love. (Raises hand guiltily).
Here’s a list of such fun and unique gifts for book lovers and book clubs that you’ll have whomever you’re shopping for, smiling from ear to ear.

The Mystery of Mrs. Christie Book Club Questions and Food Ideas

The Mystery of Mrs. Christie Book Club Questions and Food Ideas

If you’re a fan of Agatha Christie, you probably know that in 1926 Mrs. Christie went missing for 11 days. When she surfaced, she claimed to have no memory of what happened during that time and to this day it remains a mystery.

That is until Marie Benedict hypothesized perhaps the most logical reason for Mrs. Christie’s disappearance in her latest novel The Mystery of Mrs. Christie. While I was skeptical that Benedict could offer a plausible story for Mrs. Christie’s disappearance after all these years, I’m happy to tell you that she does!

The Maidens Book Club Questions and Food Ideas

The Maidens Book Club Questions and Food Ideas

After his wildly popular debut, The Silent Patient, Alex Michaelides has finally released his sophomore novel, The Maidens. Another thriller, The Maidens, takes place in England, primarily on the Cambridge campus.

The novel follows a Mariana Andros, a grieving widow and a group therapist, who becomes obsessed with a series of murders that occur at Cambridge. Her main suspect is Greek tragedy professor, Edward Fosca. So readers who love the recent themes from Greek mythology taking the book world by storm (think Circe and A Thousand Ships, among others), will love this thriller rife with Greek mythology references.

Elizabeth is Missing Book Club Discussion Questions

Elizabeth is Missing Book Club Discussion Questions

In present day England, Maud is slowly losing her memory and her independence, but she won’t let it stop her from finding out exactly where her best friend, Elizabeth, has gone. Certain that Elizabeth is in grave danger, she resolves to find her despite the fact that no one–not her daughter or son, not the police, nor Elizabeth’s son–will listen to her.