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Book Club: The Goldfinch

Tommy Engstrom

“Caring too much for objects can destroy you. Only—if you care for a thing enough, it takes on a life of its own, doesn’t it? And isn’t the whole point of things—beautiful things—that they connect you to some larger beauty?” 
Donna Tartt, The Goldfinch

I am about to embark on a bold undertaking. Months ago, we are talking about beginning on summer months ago, my cousin and I decided that we wanted to have a little book club of our own. We would go out to the nearest Barnes & Noble, buy the same book, read it at the same time and then have FaceTime dates where we drank wine and talked about the book. 

The plan started without a hitch, I went out and bought my copy of The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt. I purchased a bottle of Dreaming Tree Crush. And then I never started reading the book.

Life: 1 | Tommy: 0

I completely failed at the plan and never did the book club with my cousin. So here I am now, October 1, 2015, attempting to read The Goldfinch once again. Fingers crossed this attempt proves to be successful. 


Buy the Book:

The Goldfinch

| September Book Club: The Lord of the Flies |

"I now understand every freshman in high school's experience with this book. The wonder of being in a new world but the many challenges and tribal instincts that sneak in. I fully understand why this is a classic."