1.25.2012

Cafe Fashionista Book Club

“Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.”
Charles W. Eliot

If there is one thing most of you have probably learned about me via Café Fashionista over the years (aside from the fact that I am a shoe addict), is that I am a complete bookworm. Reviewing, recommending, reading…all can be found on my list of hobbies. In fact, my handbag, in my estimation, is barren if there is not a book taking up residence within its folds. And I think, based upon much of the feedback I have received from all of you when I mention books, that many share my adoration of the written word; therefore, I thought that it was high time to add a new feature to Café Fashionista…a monthly Book Club!

That’s right; today I am introducing you to the Café Fashionista Book Club! Each month, I will announce a new book that I would love to read with all of you, and you can either choose to read it along with me, or not (like I said, the choice is yours).

Throughout the month, you can come back to this original posting, and Discuss the current book club selection in the Comments section, sharing your thoughts on a character you love (or love to hate), memorable quotes or scenes in the book, and the like. Everything is very informal; but I think that it will be a blast, and I hope that you will all join in!

Now for the fun part. The very first Café Fashionista Book Club selection is…The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith!

Book Synopsis: 'Who would have guessed that four minutes could change everything?'

Today should be one of the worst days of seventeen-year-old Hadley Sullivan's life. She's stuck at JFK, late to her father's second wedding, which is taking place in London and involves a soon to be step-mother that Hadley's never even met. Then she meets the perfect boy in the airport's cramped waiting area. His name is Oliver, he's British, and he's in seat 18C. Hadley's in 18A.

Twists of fate and quirks of timing play out in this thoughtful novel about family connections, second chances and first loves. Set over a 24-hour-period, Hadley and Oliver's story will make you believe that true love finds you when you're least expecting it.

The title has been revealed, now it’s time to read and discuss!


Fashionably yours!


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44 comments

ellie said...

I've read the first couple of pages of this. I do so want to read this. I'm on hold for it at the library.

I'm so glad you are doing this.

ivy's closet said...

This is absolutely awesome!

lucy and sarah said...

I love him, already..his name is Oliver and he's British! Great edition to your blog.

mazzy may said...

What a great pick..with Valentines Day on the way!

Natasha Hollerup said...

Ah!!! A book club! I look forward to this!

Sherin said...

Erika, this is the greatest idea ever! I'm such a huge book fan as well, and my bag ALWAYS has a book in it.
The book sounds interesting. I'll definitely try picking it up.

The Blonde Duck said...

I'll buy it on my Kindle today!

Caren Richardson said...

Great idea! Love to hear about new books to read!

Paislea Elyse said...

i wish that i was a better reader. i just have a hard time finding something that i want to read, and so i just... don't! i will have to give one of these a try!!

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MosaMuse said...

i was never a reader growing up. so i love seeing peoples reading lists so i can jump on board.
xo
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Maddy said...

I love this idea, Erika!! What fun! Hopefully, I'll be able to join in on a few reads with you this year :)

SohoAccessories said...

Awesome idea ! We had a book club but it seem that it is to hard for everyone to get together. Priorities you know?

Dancing Branflake said...

EEEKKKK! I am so excited for this! And yes, oh yes, this story is perfect for me. I love those Brits!

creativefashionglee said...

I love books! I live to devour them. :)

Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

Oh how fun, that book sounds good!

Andy Santana said...

Amazing...
I love it.
xoxo

Couture Carrie said...

What a great idea, darling!
Totally inspiring!

xoxox,
CC

tallblondeandbountiful said...

LOVE the idea of a regular book club post! I am trying to read more in 2012 and this post makes me more excited. Thanks!

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Julie Khuu said...

I love that synopsis...love it when fate deals you a life-changing hand...I'll definitely look into your pick! Thanks for sharing!

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Bonnie said...

It's so nice to see a fellow book worm. I wish I had more time for personal reading. Grad school kind of takes over my life.

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yiqin; said...

i shall check it out <3

Chanel Tonè said...

I would sure love to be apart of this book club and Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice is a thoroughly good read. I'm gonna have to get started with your first suggestion of The Statistical Probability . . .

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Oh to Be a Muse said...

fab idea! if i weren't so busy i would totally read this. great choices!

Joanne said...

What a great idea! I like the twists of fate and quirks of timing mentioned in this book ... they always make for a great story.

Em said...

LOVE this idea, Erika! I won't be able to swing it this time (my library doesn't have any copies and I used up my "fun" budget for the month XD), but I'll stay tuned for the next one!

Fashion Tales.... said...

I love this dear! Such a wonderful addition over here.I've read many of Austen's books can't get enough! -xo

meg said...

Such a lovely idea. I'm so looking forward to it. Its on my list to read, too.

Ashley said...

Yay!! Such a great idea. I'm always looking for new books to read :)

Elle Sees said...

i've heard of this book!! sounds interesting.

Josie said...

This is SUCH a great idea! Not sure if I'll have the time to take part this semester, but I'm really loving the inspiration!
xo Josie
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AnaGinLV said...

I love this idea. Will read this with you. I think it's a great addition for your blog. =)

Miss Caitlin S. said...

oh- what a brilliant idea!!! That is so awesome of you. Honestly, I would love to do this BUT- I am in a book club already with my friends and one is about all I can muster with work and all that. But I look forward to reading your posts and i might recommend this for my book club when I get to pick the book in 2 months!

Emikos Werid Unexplained thoughts said...

oh yay I will start next month too much going on this month!. I feel special now to be part of a book club.

rems said...

I literally just started, but I`m already intrigued

Aimee Victoria Long said...

I need to read this! Aimee
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Rachel M said...

This is such a fun idea, Erika! I definitely have to read this!

Cafe Fashionista said...

Here's my two cents thus far...I LOVE Hadley. Especially because she is totally creeped out by mayonnaise and goes to great lengths to remove it from her sandwich (that is so me). :P

remarkablyrenee said...

Oh my gosh! I have totally been meaning to read this, but I just never got around to it! Maybe this will make me actually READ a book before it becomes old news.

rems said...

I'm about half way through it, and so far, I have to say that I looove Oliver and Hadley together, especially because now when she thinks of airplanes, she no longer gets claustrophobic or has a panic attack. Airplanes now calm her down and make her happy, which just shows how much effect Oliver has had on her already :)

Cafe Fashionista said...

@rems I have to agree with you. Oliver and Hadley fit together like two puzzle pieces. I LOVE their easy-flowing banter, and understanding of one another.

Also...I can't help but to be reminded of the film Serendipity (if you haven't seen it, rent it the moment you finish this book) - which makes me love the book, and discussion of fate even more! :)

rems said...

Yes! I totally agree, especially her just knowing where to find him kind of thing...has anyone else finished it? loooved it!

Armchair Fashionista said...

I loved this book! It was well written and didn't read like a typical YA book. I can't wait for the next book!

ellie said...

“People who meet in airports are seventy-two percent more likely to fall for each other that people who meet anywhere else.”
— Oliver(The Statistical Probability of Love At First Sight)

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