This month's book club pick goes to Cynthia D'aprix Sweeney's, The Nest.
The Nest takes place in my favourite city (New York), and immerses its reader into the dysfunctional Plumb family right before all four siblings are set to inherit "the nest," a trust fund their father set up for them.
The terms of the fund is that they can inherit the money only when the youngest, Melody, turns 40. So what could possibly go wrong? For starters, it involves the eldest, Leo, and a drunk driving car accident with a 19 year old waitress. The rest, you'll have to read.
At first, I thought it would be a beachy, fluff read, but Sweeney's story and characters had real depth, and I felt like I was part of the group; an insider into a robust family narrative. By the end, I was sad to say goodbye to the Plumb family, and their stories stuck with me all week. (The sign of a good book).
For your spring reading fever, I'd recommend picking up a copy. (It won't be hard to find). x