Full name: Molly’s Imaginary Summer Book Club Featuring Classics of Women’s Literature Defined As Books Authored By, About or Widely Read By Women in the 20th Century… I assure you this edition will be as weird as the rest of the year so far.
The books I originally had in mind for this year ended up being somewhat difficult to get ahold of, so this year we’re featuring titles that I had on hand. Starting with…
My original intention was to kick things off with Forever Amber in May (because it is a massive doorstop), but was unable to locate my copy, but while searching for it, found my copy of The Women’s Room instead. Let’s go to the jacket copy:
THIS NOVEL CHANGES LIVES.
Yes, in all caps. There is a TV-movie adaptation, but it seems like is is difficult to obtain. I’ll see what I can do. (JUNE)
Similarly, I was planning on Dorian Leigh’s The Girl Who Had Everything… The Story of the “Fire and Ice Girl” for the biographical selection. Instead we’ve got the original case of being famous for being famous, Liz Renay’s My Face for the World to See, paired with some cinematic selections from Renay’s limited oeuvre. (JULY)
Spot number #3 is the one I save for “popular trash”, and I found this while on my fruitless search for Forever Amber. Not until after I got a copy of the film, so I could fully appreciate every aspect of… I think it’s rich people in an airport? did I realize that this is actually a novelization of the film. (AUGUST)
And finally, again I shall strive to end around Halloween with a horror/thriller/mystery title:
By day his wife was earthy, a woman who loved her home and was happy at the prospect of having their child. In the dark she seemed entirely another sort of creature, female but sinister, a woman whose face Charlie had never seen.
With low-budget British film. (SEPTEMBER)