Thursday, June 23, 2016

Book Beginning: The Book That Matters Most by Ann Hood


Please join me every Friday to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires. Please remember to include the title of the book and the author’s name.

EARLY BIRDS & SLOWPOKES: This weekly post goes up Thursday evening for those who like to get their posts up and linked early on. But feel free to add a link all week.

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TIE IN: The Friday 56 hosted by Freda's Voice is a natural tie in with this event and there is a lot of cross over, so many people combine the two. The idea is to post a teaser from page 56 of the book you are reading and share a link to your post. Find details and the Linky for your Friday 56 post on Freda’s Voice.



Ava saw it as soon as she turned the corner. She stopped, squinting as if that would change what she was looking at.

The Book That Matters Most by Ann Hood, author of The Knitting Circle. Ava's husband leaves her after 25 years. She joins a book club where each member chooses the book that matters most to them. The book Ava chooses will unravel secrets of her own traumatic past and help her adult daughter who is struggling in a destructive relationship of her own -- in Paris.

Does this sound like the PERFECT summer book or what?


  1. I've seen this book around - it sounds great. The only thing that is a little off-putting is that it has a very similar cover to one I've read - I'll try and post the picture here, but not sure it will work - The Things we keep by Sally Hepworth.

  2. I do like the sound of this - especially since her daughter is in Paris - sounds like the perfect summer beach read.

  3. I love this author, and this one is on my wish list. Thanks!

  4. I've got a copy of this one at the top of one of my reading stacks.

  5. Lovely beginning. I am quite charmed.

  6. This sounds like a really interesting concept for a book, love it when a book is about other books! And the beginning is intriguing, I want to know what's happening! Thanks for sharing and for hosting :) I hope you have a great weekend!
    Juli @ Universe in Words

  7. This sounds like a book I'd enjoy, especially since the main character is a little older.
    Thank you for hosting Book Beginnings.

  8. I really like the sound of this one. And the title...well, we've all felt that way about a book haven't we? I'd love for you and your readers to check out mine...

  9. Oh this sounds fantastic! I love these kinds of books!

  10. Interesting opening. I've not heard of the author before. I do like the cover though. I hope you enjoy your book. Happy reading!!! Thanks for hosting this weekly.

  11. I LOVE this cover.

    ENJOY your read...sounds good.

    Silver's Reviews
    My Book Beginnings

  12. Pretty cover and it does sound like an interesting read. Have a great weekend.
    sherry @ fundinmental Friday Memes

  13. Another new one to me. I like the reflective aspects, though.

    Here's my Book Beginnings!

  14. Definitely sounds a great summer read - and perfect for Paris in July's month of reading!
    Check out Thyme for Tea if you'd like to join in...


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