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Supper Club
Supper Club | Lara Williams
Devastatingly perceptive, savagely funny and wildly original - the essential coming-of-age story for our times. With the deadpan wit of Fleabag and ruthless insight of Cat Person, Lara Williams tells a tale of rage and joy, hunger and friendship, bodies and the space they take up in the world. Twenty-nine year old Roberta has spent her whole life hungry - until the day she invents Supper Club. Supper Club is a secret society for hungry women. Women who are sick of bad men and bad sex, of hinted expectations to talk less, take less, be less. So they gather after dark and feast until they are sick. They drink and dance and roar. And, month by month, their bodies expand. At the centre of the Supper Club stands Roberta - cynical yet anxious, precocious and lost. She is seeking the answer to a simple question: if you feed a starving woman, what will she grow into? This is a story about the hunger that never goes away. And it is a story about the people who make us what we are - who lead us astray and ultimately save us. You look hungry. Join the club.
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Megabooks
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Pickpick

I wasn‘t sure what to make of these heroines. At times I found them annoying, at others relatable. It reminded me of that invisible barrier 30 was between adulthood and Real Adulthood.

Roberta has felt invisible, especially since her rape in college. She meets Stevie and they form a deep and rapturous friendship. Together they find other women who feel unseen and create a supper club where they eat food, take up space, and transgress boundaries.

Cinfhen Hmmm, I‘m not sure 🤔 definitely leaning towards #BorrowNotBuy - lovely photo 😍a new perspective 😉 5mo
Megabooks @Cinfhen thanks! Heading into the kitchen now! 5mo
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Emilymdxn
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Pickpick

I listened to supper club in less than one day, I was such a big fan. It felt like it had more of a concept than the other ‘dysfunctional millennial woman‘ books I see it compared to. The way it spoke about food never felt forced or manufactured to make a point. An examination of women, food, appetite and space could easily have felt like a school politics essay but I never found it artificial.

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sailu112
Supper Club | Lara Williams
Bailedbailed

Tried really hard to get into this one. Even after reading more than half the book, I had no clue about the protagonist or where the story was going. I could have continued but then the voice in my head said " life is too short to read a book you don't enjoy".

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KarenUK
Supper Club | Lara Williams
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#audiochutneying ?
Spent today doing a re-read on audio of the tagged book for my zoom bookclub, whilst making mango and jalapeño chutney, all home grown!

My lovely friend @Tex2Flo left some mangoes on her doorstep for friends to pick up. And I‘ve been having success with my little pepper plant, keeping me in jalapeños during this quarantine!
So like an old-fashioned trading post, I‘ll be dropping off a jar on her doorstep very soon ????

Cinfhen 💕💕💕💕 2y
BarbaraBB I made mango jalapeño chutney tonight too... (as a side to the burritos). what a coincidence! 2y
KarenUK Snap! 👯‍♀️ @barbarabb 😂 2y
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Sharpeipup That sounds delicious! 2y
Tex2Flo And, it was! Had it on cheese quesadilla for dinner. Yum! 2y
KarenUK Lovely! @Tex2Flo 💕🌮🥭 2y
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jhod
Supper Club | Lara Williams
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Read on the left, in progress on the right. Enjoyed both my reads this week, as often happens they had lots of similarities - women ten years after graduating in unsatisfying jobs, with few friends and experiences from their past which are heavily impacting their relationships. The Brit (Supper Club) won it for me....
#bookreport
#weeklyforecast

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kyraleseberg
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Female appetite and desire are explored in quirky ways in this book and I love quirk!

Chelsea.Poole I'm also a fan of quirk! Stacked 😊 3y
kyraleseberg @Chelsea.Poole I'm interested to hear what you think!! 3y
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kyraleseberg
Supper Club | Lara Williams
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Next up: book club pick!

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Redheadrambles
Supper Club | Lara Williams
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⭐️⭐️⭐️ 1/2

This story held plenty of promise initially, female-relationship focused and tackling some serious issues of date rape and social anxiety, I was quite excited to see all the aspects come together and culminate in this anarchist Supper Club. But it is not really structured in a way that delivers the punch it I was hoping for. Tricky time shifts got in the way of seamless storytelling.

Plus :Bacchanalian feasting Minus: food wastage !

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Kazzie
Supper Club | Lara Williams
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Strange book. Liked the depiction of women having really appetite and desire, but the protagonist seemed weak and easily manipulated and like she didn‘t know herself - even at the end

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LauraBeth
Supper Club | Lara Williams
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“You can read or you can throw my ball...” 🎾

Cinfhen Hi Bitsy !!!! 💓💓💓 3y
LauraBeth Bitsy says 👋👋 Cindy! 😘 @Cinfhen 3y
TrishB Hi Bitsy 🐶😘 3y
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DGRachel Bitsy! Drop the book and throw the ball! 3y
batsy Bitsy! ❤️ 3y
LauraBeth Bitsy says hi (6 days later bc she‘s slow!) 👋👋 @TrishB 3y
LauraBeth @DGRachel Poor Bitsy! 😹 3y
LauraBeth @batsy 😊😊 3y
DGRachel Oh no! 😭😭 Bailey would trade places with Bitsy, though, since you take her on runs with you. I. Don‘t. Run. 😆 3y
LauraBeth @DGRachel 🤣🤣 3y
UwannaPublishme 😂😂😂 3y
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thewallflower0707
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I liked the idea and the overall sentiment of celebrating taking up space as women, but I think the plot surrounding it could have been much better.

⭐️⭐️⭐️ stars

#SupperClub #novel #LaraWilliams #holiday #read #review

ladym30 Great photo! 3y
thewallflower0707 @ladym30 thank you, that are the flowers 💐 in our garden. 3y
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KarenUK
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An odd story, told with unflinching honesty and visceral detail, this novel has been called a female ‘Fight Club‘. A group of women gather secretly, indulging their appetites, eating and drinking to excess, dancing and screaming with abandon, and ‘taking up space‘. But for me, this is a story about young women, their friendships, the traumas and abuses that shape them, and of trying to find a place to feel grounded, supported, inspired and loved.

Megabooks Sold! 3y
LauraBeth This sounds amazing! 3y
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KarenUK
Supper Club | Lara Williams
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I‘ve had one of those weird days where the same topic keeps coming up!
I made a post about Emma Cline‘s ‘The Girls‘ this morning for #AyupAugust ..... then I got to work and was putting out some new releases and came across ‘Chaos‘.....
Then at lunch, I‘m reading my current (tagged book) and I‘m reading about these women who dumpster dive for food! .... which made me think of the Manson family, which took me right back to ‘The Girls‘!

squirrelbrain ooh spooky! 3y
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KarenUK
Supper Club | Lara Williams
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#nextup on kindle......

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unabridgedchick
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Mehso-so

To stave off loneliness in college, our narrator Roberta takes up cooking. But this isn't one of those sumptuous, charming foodie novels that has your mouth watering; instead, there was something a little gross, slightly dank, and funky about the food. There was an extreme focus on body that reminded me of Otessa Moshfegh and Siri Hustvedt; same with the myopic self focus of our main character.

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unabridgedchick
Supper Club | Lara Williams

Those evenings, sitting on the living-room floor, laptops to our sides and an array of paper scattered across the floor, drinking wine and listening to music, were suffused with a warmth like nothing else I'd ever felt. I thought of it as the same feeling people get when planning their wedding. It felt enormous and essential and transitory: this papier-mâché beast that we were trying to carve into form.

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KarenUK
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What a great idea @megnews 😊👍 .... I love this idea...💕📚
These are my #20booksby2020 that I really want to have finished by the end of the year....
A combination of Bookclub reads, BOTM, a few to finish up #booked2019 , exciting new releases, my library holds, and the pile on my nightstand!

Crazeedi Super great idea! I saw @megnews had this!! 3y
LauraBeth Love these! 2020 sounds so far away to me for some reason - far off in the distant future. I know it‘s not...but still! 😹 3y
megnews Brown Girl dreaming is very good. I see we both want to read Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by year‘s end. Thanks for playing! (edited) 3y
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KarenUK @LauraBeth I know! When @megnews said it was 20 weeks until the end of the year I was shocked! 😳 3y
megnews @KarenUK I was multiplying 5 months by 4 weeks each. After a quick count we really have 22. Which just means we can squeeze a couple more in! 😃 3y
BarbaraBB Lots of good ones! 3y
Cinfhen Great list!! 3y
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BooksForEmpathy
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One of my favorite covers of all time.

Coming hot off Three Women by Lisa Taddeo, I was HERE FOR THIS. I loved the premise: a supper club full of women who unapologetically eat and drink and indulge and take up space and gain weight and dance wildly. It got even deeper as we learn about these women, their traumas, and the sacred way women have of healing other women. I long for more of this open rebellion against being smaller in my own life.

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TheNerdyProfessor
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Monica5
Supper Club | Lara Williams
Bailedbailed

I bailed. I tried twice to read it, just couldn't get into it.

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Christine
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Really enjoyed this funny, feminist novel about figuring out what it means to be a woman in a body in the world. Food, cooking, and eating factor into this process for the main character in many interesting ways. There‘s fumbling and trauma and complicated relationships, but also growing and empowerment and humor (all of which are captured in a great moment about asking for a sandwich that made me shout “Yesssss, girl!!” 😂). Book 3 of #24in48.

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