BOOK CLUB: While You Were Reading

Author: Ali Berg & Michelle Kalus
ISBN: 9781925750560
RRP: $24.99
Publication Date: July 2019
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Copy: Courtesy of the Publisher

Ali Berg and Michelle Kalus are the authors of The Book Ninja, which we read for book club last year. The creators of Books on the Rail are back with a second romantic comedy novel and I look forward to reading it. It promises to be witty and insightful.

Synopsis from the Publisher’s website:

Meet Beatrix Babbage – 29-year-old dog-earer of books and accidental destroyer of weddings.

After ruining her best friend’s nuptials, Bea relocates to the other side of the country in search of a fresh start, including meeting new people, living life to the fullest and finally pulling off balayage.

But after a few months, life is more stagnant than ever. Bea’s job is dead-end. Her romantic life? Non-existent. And her only friends are her books, her barista and her cleaning lady.

​Then Bea stumbles across a second-hand novel, inscribed with notes. Besotted with the poetic inscriptions, Bea is determined to find the author … and along the way, she finds herself entangled in one hell of a love quadrangle.

Funny, poignant and insightful, While You Were Reading reveals that there’s no such thing as perfection, the value of true friendship and, most importantly, the power of not living in fiction, but still reading it … Often.

Ali Berg and Michelle Kalus can be found on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and their website.

While You Were Reading is published by Simon and Schuster and is available now from Angus & Robertson Bookworld, Booktopia and where all good books are sold.

Thanks to Simon & Schuster 15 of our Beauty and Lace Club Members will be reading While You Were Reading so please be aware there may be spoilers in the comments below.

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