February’s Book Club Pick

A warm, witty, big-hearted read…

Ah! We are finally here… hello, February! Every year January feels like it’s 45 days long (and I’m not complaining), but you know I’m all in on February, so I’m pumped. PLUS, I am so jazzed about this month’s book selection, and I’ve been so excited to share! For February’s book club we will be reading The Sweet Spot by Amy Poeppel together and guys, I cannot WAIT for you to dive into this story!

It’s her latest novel (just debuted yesterday!) and this is the premise: In the heart of Greenwich Village, three women form an accidental sorority when a baby—belonging to exactly none of them—lands on their collective doorstep, and the three women rise to the occasion in order to forgive, to forget, to Ferberize, and to track down the wayward parents. But can their little village find a way toward the happily ever afters they all desire?

It really feels like the most charming story of family chaos, the strength of friendships, and the delight (and absurdity) life offers in its unexpected moments. I just adore Amy’s writing style, and I’m sure The Sweet Spot will be equally as witty and wise.

the sweet spot by amy poeppel
February’s Ashley Brooke Book Club Pick: The Sweet Spot by Amy Poeppel

Amy has this way of creating a magical world where everyone is connected and each storyline is intricately intertwined in a very kismet way, which turns the backdrop of New York City into a small-town neighborhood. And each of her characters are more lovable and quirky than the next.

All of that to say, I have no doubt we will all love The Sweet Spot!

Amy Poeppel’s Books

Amy has written three other novels: Musical Chairs, Small Admissions, and Limelight… all of which I have devoured, but Small Admissions and Limelight were definitely my favorites. Catch up with Amy and all of her books and writing here, and also follow her on Instagram here.

Shop The Plot

I also think it’s fun to think about the characters and their New York City lives, so thought I would pull a few “real life” items that remind me of them!

fiction find!

Quirky Pottery

Having just started the book, I quickly met Lauren (one of the main characters) who’s a very talented ceramic artist. Her work features tiny bugs on her otherwise sophisticated china. These plates (or these!) instantly reminded me of her. You’ll have to let me know what you think, too!

I love that this story centers on the people in your circles that life sends your way, and that you may ultimately choose as your own. The below books have a similar vibe! It would be fun to hear if you have any books you’ve read and loved that felt complementary to The Sweet Spot. Let me know in the comments below or over on the Ashley Brooke Book Club Instagram!

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  1. Absolutely adore this book so far! I have a 7-year-old and a 2-year-old and this is the first time I’ve read a book for me in years! I adore how realistic Lauren’s life with kids is… chaotic but full of love. The intertwining plot is just phenomenal and Lauren’s craft makes me want to find a pottery class immediately or explore anything new and adventurous!

    • I am reading the book now and am leader of our book club.
      I would like to watch your discussion for ideas.
      Is that eastern time or northwest time.
      Thanks Lynne

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