Hello again book lovers! I hope you are enjoying this relatively mild winter we've been having, but still finding plenty of time for curling up on the couch with a good book! As we head into our fifth month of DC Refined's Book Club, we've selected a novel from a new-to-us author that we are completely obsessed with -- we've now read both of her books and still want more! If you've missed our first four digital book clubs, catch up now on Facebook and then be sure to tune in next month for our digital discussion.
In case you need a refresher, the rules are simple: Each month we will choose a book to read and announce it to you all on social media, along with the date by which you must finish the book if you want to participate in our digital meetup. We will then "meet" on Facebook Live, along with a member of the WJLA on-air team, to host "book club." We will start the discussion off, but we encourage you all to ask your own questions or leave your own comments on the Facebook Live video so we can interact with you. Throughout the month we will check in with those of you participating with page goals and to solicit your comments along the way.
So what's up next? For February, we've selected "The Woman in Cabin 10" from New York Times bestselling author Ruth Ware. Ware previously penned "In a Dark, Dark Wood (also amazing and highly recommended), which is being adapted for film by Reese Witherspoon. Set at sea, Ware has crafted a novel so suspenseful that we dare you to just try and put it down once you've started! I promise we will branch out from the mystery novel genre soon, but this one was too good to resist.
In this tightly wound story, Lo Blacklock, a journalist who writes for a travel magazine, has just been given the assignment of a lifetime: a week on a luxury cruise with only a handful of cabins. At first, Lo’s stay is nothing but pleasant: the cabins are plush, the dinner parties are sparkling, and the guests are elegant. But as the week wears on, frigid winds whip the deck, gray skies fall, and Lo witnesses what she can only describe as a nightmare: a woman being thrown overboard. The problem? All passengers remain accounted for—and so, the ship sails on as if nothing has happened, despite Lo’s desperate attempts to convey that something (or someone) has gone terribly, terribly wrong…
To recap, if you want to participate in DC Refined's Book Club, grab a copy of Ruth Ware's "The Woman in Cabin 10" and get to reading! Our Facebook Live discussion will be February 14 with Meteorologist Eileen Whelan, so you have a little less than a month to finish reading. We've been having so much fun with our digital book club so far, and hope you have too! If you're interested in reading along with us, comment on our Facebook page or tweet/Instagram using #DCRBookClub. We often bring in special guests as well, so stay tuned to our Facebook page for any and all big announcements. And if you'd like to make a book club suggestion, please reach out to us on social media!