Good morning fellow bookworms and welcome back to this month’s Indigo Book Club! Okay, time for a quick travel update! I’ve visited London, Scottsdale AND Parksville this past month – and you better believe this month’s novel accompanied me to each of my destinations! I think I might be permanently jet lagged……but at least my wacky sleep schedule gives me more time to read!!! The Book of M: A Novel was my selection for our book club this month and I’ve been devouring it NON-STOP.
The Book of M: A Novel is set in a dystopian alter-world. The novel itself is filled with moments of love, sacrifice and courage. The Book of M: A Novel revolves around the concept of memories. When the alternate society is afflicted by a dark occurrence, some of its inhabitants begin to lose their memories. With each memory lost, their world grows into a more insidious and terrible realm. In the midst of this chaos, the two protagonists – Max and Ory – loved each other with a ferociousness that made my heart ache. I was rooting for them the entire novel and I know you will be too.
The Book of M’s focus on the concept of memory allows the reader to consider the role that our memories play. Are they always accurate? How do our memories shape who we are? Most importantly, who would we be without our memories? Ah, I had shivers reading this novel! I love anything that makes me stop and think.
So far, June – also known as June-uary to my fellow Vancouverites 😉 – has been full of rain and clouds. I’m not complaining….. there’s something so cozy about curling up under a blanket with a good Indigo book. In my case, I’ll be curling up with The Book of M: A Novel. What do you guys think of dystopian novels? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below!
Our friends over at Indigo are giving away a $50 gift card to one of you lucky readers! To enter the contest, leave me a comment on my Instagram post telling me where you’ve made most of your favourite memories. (I‘ve made so many special memories by the ocean) For those of you that have read (or are reading) this novel, I can’t wait to hear your opinions.
Thank you to Indigo for sponsoring this post, all comments and opinions are my own.
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