The Unhoneymooners Book Club Kit

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The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren is the official February 2020 pick for the Peanut Blossom Book Club for Recovering Readers.

A copy of the romance book is on the table.

When I’m looking for books for our official book club picks, I keep my eyes open for recommendations from real-world friends all year long.

One of my favorite sources for book recommendations is a friend of mine that is a librarian. She never takes her reading too seriously and loves to share suggestions for things that make her laugh or were gripping page-turners. Sound like anyone familiar??

The Peanut Blossom Book Club is the perfect place to be if you want easy-reading, lighthearted books to share with friends.

My librarian friend happened to mention The Unhoneymooners last year and the bright yellow book cover caught my eye. She said it made her laugh out loud, so it immediately went into my list of contenders for 2020.

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    What Is The Unhoneymooners About?

    “Olive Torres is used to being the unlucky twin: from inexplicable mishaps to a recent layoff, her life seems to be almost comically jinxed. By contrast, her sister Ami is an eternal champion . . . she even managed to finance her entire wedding by winning a slew of contests. Unfortunately for Olive, the only thing worse than constant bad luck is having to spend the wedding day with the best man (and her nemesis), Ethan Thomas.

    Olive braces herself for wedding hell, determined to put on a brave face, but when the entire wedding party gets food poisoning, the only people who aren’t affected are Olive and Ethan. Suddenly there’s a free honeymoon up for grabs, and Olive will be damned if Ethan gets to enjoy paradise solo.

    Agreeing to a temporary truce, the pair head for Maui. After all, ten days of bliss is worth having to assume the role of loving newlyweds, right? But the weird thing is . . . Olive doesn’t mind playing pretend. In fact, the more she pretends to be the luckiest woman alive, the more it feels like she might be.”

    Read more details here.

    The Unhoneymooners Discussion Questions

    I believe the best book club questions to spark a lively discussion in your group help readers make personal connections to the story.

    You can read about how to write the best book club questions on your own here, but hopefully these will get you started!

    Be sure to check out the official discussion in our book club group right here.

    Question 1:

    This is a story of one lucky sister and one unlucky sister, do you think luck is real? Is it possible to be truly a lucky/unlucky person?

    Question 2:

    Would you have gone on the honeymoon if you were in Olive’s shoes?

    Question 3:

    Where did you go on your own honeymoon, or where would you like to go on a honeymoon?

    Question 4:

    Would you ever date or marry the sibling of your own sibling’s partner?

    Question 5:

    If you were Ami, how would you feel about Olive and Ethan together?

    Question 6:

    Olive eventually gets fired for a series of lies, do you find this part of the plot believable? Would that happen where you work?

    Question 7:

    Do you enjoy Rom-Com stories? Would you read another one after this?

    Book Club Party Menu

    For this month’s book club party menu, play off of the Hawaiian vacation setting and serve tropical drinks and munchies.

    Start with a platter of fresh tropical fruits and pina colada dip.

    Serve my favorite roasted shrimp with a few shrimp dipping sauces. If you add my cilantro lime ranch to the platter, you could serve it with a bowl of sweet potato chips for dunking.

    A pan of baked ham and cheese sliders are a great choice for a heartier appetite, too.


    A copy of the book sits on a table.


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