Is your book club at a loss for what to read next? Can't decide because there are just too many great books to choose from? Well look no further because we've created a new blog post series where each month, one of our booksellers will recommend a title that they think would make a great book club pick as well as some fun ideas for what to drink, eat, read, watch, and listen to inspired by the book to take your literary get-together to the next level!
Bookseller Deborah recommends Three Hours in Paris for your next book club pick!
Three Hours in Paris by Cara Black
Genre: Mystery & Suspense
“Cara Black has entertained us for over twenty years with her series featuring Aimee Ledue, a young, stylish PI who knows 1990's Paris inside and out. Who better to write a World War II thriller set in Paris starring young American widow Kate Rees who has been selected by the British and trained as a sniper with one goal: to assassinate Hitler on his brief, 3 hour stop in Paris.
If you love mysteries but also enjoy The Nightingale or The Alice Network, Cara Black has written a book for you!” - Bookseller Deborah
Book Club Guide:
There's nothing like a fun theme to elevate a social gathering. So to help you create the perfect setting, here are some fun ways to bring a little bit of the book’s atmosphere to your next book club meeting!
What to drink:
For a daytime meeting, french press coffee and tea are sure to please. Sparkling water, red wine, and/or classic french cocktails/mocktails are a no-brainer at any nighttime meeting.
If you want to dive deep into the the wines of France, take a look at French Wine: A History. If your barista skills are a little lacking, Craft Coffee can help you live your best coffee life.
What to eat:
Kate Rees doesn’t have much opportunity to sample Parisian cuisine, but that doesn’t mean you have to miss out! Consider a charcuterie spread full of classic French favorites. Ask your members to arrive with their favorite French cheeses, breads, spreads, and/or meats. Make it inclusive with gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan options.
For some charcuterie inspiration check out Platters and Boards by Shelly Westerhausen, with Wyatt Worcel, or take a look at À Table for a taste of France!
What to read next:
-The Alice Network by Kate Quinn
-The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
-Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear
-War Widow by Tara Moss
What to watch next:
-Agent Carter on Disney+
-Traitors on Netflix
-Bomb Girls on Amazon Prime Video
What to listen to:
Check out this Spotify playlist we made and transport yourself to 1940’s Paris!
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Created by Sarah B.
Edited by Nicole R.