Beauty Blogger Book Club :: A Mad, Wicked Folly

Well we officially have one month down in our Beauty Blogger Book Club! For our inaugural book, Michelyn over at Brains, Beauty, & Basketball picked “A Mad, Wicked Folly” by Sharon Briggs Waller. This is actually Waller’s first fictional novel and I hope she writes more because it was zoo good. And bravo to Michelyn for picking this book for our first book to read!

Beauty Blogger Book Club

The story is set in London in 1909. Vicky Darling, the daughter of a wealthy family, is off at finishing school in France when she poses nude in an art class. When her family heard of this scandal, she was brought back to London for an arranged marriage. While back in London, Vicky wanted to make her dreams of becoming an artist a reality by applying to attend art school. She also got involved in the suffragette movement and started to fall in love with a middle class boy she met when she got in trouble with the law one day.

A Mad Wicked Folly

I don’t want to spoil the rest of the story for you but it boils down the age-old question in many books of who will she fall in love with and will she chase her dreams?

Overall I really enjoyed this book. I’m not one to typically read stories set in historical times but that didn’t bother me at all. I always gravitate to the chick lit books about love and weddings so this storyline was right up my alley. There were so many things always going on during the book that you just wanted to know what came next. Would Vicky marry her parent’s choice for a husband? Would she get into art school? Would she get in trouble again with the law while being a part of the suffragette movement?  I prefer to do my reading while I’m on the treadmill each day and I was always looking forward to reading this each day when I got my daily run in.

For next month’s book, I got to choose what we were going to read. I have so many samples of books on my kindle app that it was hard to choose just one to read. After doing some research, I picked Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter. I know they say don’t judge a book by its cover, but I have to say this cover really drew me in with just its cover because it reminded me of our trip to Italy. After reading the summary of the book and seeing that it follows multiple characters over time, this novel sounded really intriguing to me.

Beautiful Ruins

Head on over to our other book club member’s blogs to see what they had to say about this month’s book choice!

Michelyn at Brains, Beauty and Basketball

Heather at Love to be Busy

Jennifer at All Dressed Up In Love

If you love to read, then please join our book club! Email me for more information. And if you don’t have a blog, no worries, we welcome anyone to join the fun of being a bookworm :) Each month, one of the Beauty Blogger Book Club (BBBC) members will choose a book for the Club to read. At the beginning of the following month, we each write a book report/summary for our readers to enjoy and share the book for the following month!

Question // Have you read this book? What did you think of it?

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