Wednesday, February 27, 2013

The End of Your Life Book Club ~ Connie's Thoughts

I just finished The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe a few hours ago.  I struggled to get through this book because I had so little in common with the author and his mother.  Please read Mimi's review before reading my thoughts.  She does an excellent job of explaining the book and we feel the same way about many aspects of it.

There are things that I did like about the book.  As a book lover, I loved that this was a way for Will and Mary Anne to become closer in the final years of her life. While I was reading this book, I discovered that my daughter could read much more than I realized.  I started fantasizing about the book club that we could have together for years to come!

Like Mary Anne, I love to share my favorite books with friends and recommend books when I think they can benefit from them.  I hope that my friends remember my love of reading when I'm gone.

I'm looking forward to reading many of the books that were mentioned in the book and was thrilled to find a list of them in the back of the book.

Even though I didn't love this book, I still recommend it.  It was a touching story and it made me want to be a better daughter to my Mom.  I have a difficult relationship with her but we both love to read!  This could be the link that brings us closer.  I'm going to ask her to be in a book club with me.

Have you read The End of Your Life Book Club? I'd love to hear your thoughts.


  1. That will be fun, having a book club with your mom!

  2. Aww, I love that you want to have a book club with your mom. Hopefully it helps with the relationship!