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Betsy's Book Club

Welcome to my Book Club page! Reading is a great way to relax and destress and for those in retirement, you may find you have a lot more time to read. I love hearing about books and authors that I have not yet come across and I love sharing the ones that I have enjoyed as well.

I will pick a book each month that I personally have read and one a client has recommended. Please feel free to reach out to me at betsy@reedfinancial.net with your book ideas and thoughts! Remember, one lucky reader each quarter who sends in a book suggestion will be chosen randomly to receive a gift card to a local bookstore in your area!

January 2022

January 2022

My first recommendation for 2022 is a book I read last month, small great things and my first by Jodi Picoult. So impressed with her writing and I've since read The Storyteller and I'm almost done with Leaving Time!

small great things is a superb story of an African American labor and delivery nurse who cares for the newborn of a white supremacist couple. I really admired the main character Ruth's strength and I was surprised how Picoult portrayed Turk the white supremacist. 

For our client's choice of the month, I randomly picked Clementine: The Life of Mrs. Winston Churchill. Terri says, "Her writing style is a little wordy and it takes a while to get into it but when you do it is fascinating." This book is a tribute to the wife of Winston Churchill who was his closest confidant and shrewdest advisor.


December 2021

December 2021

This month I am highly recommending The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah which is historical fiction. It starts in 1974 and revolves around Vietnam POW veteran, his wife and 13-year-old daughter Leni as they move to Alaska to start a new life. Hannah creates many believable characters who capture your heart but please be warned that there are passages of domestic violence.

Overall, I really enjoyed this book and look forward to reading more of Hannah's work. Of note, the author and her family also have a connection to Alaska.