Book Club: Our Next Book Is…

Book Club: Our Next Book Is...

I am excited to announce our next book for the Book Club! After reviewing all of your suggestions, I have decided that we will read Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn as voted by popular demand.

I’m really excited about this book. I’ve heard nothing but good things about it and it’s on the New York Times Bestseller List. Apparently it’s a major page-turner. Here’s the book description I pulled from the Amazon listing:

Marriage can be a real killer.

One of the most critically acclaimed suspense writers of our time, New York Times bestseller Gillian Flynn takes that statement to its darkest place in this unputdownable masterpiece about a marriage gone terribly, terribly wrong. The Chicago Tribune proclaimed that her work “draws you in and keeps you reading with the force of a pure but nasty addiction.” Gone Girl’s toxic mix of sharp-edged wit and deliciously chilling prose creates a nerve-fraying thriller that confounds you at every turn.

On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy Dunne’s fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick’s clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn’t doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams about the slope and shape of his wife’s head, but passages from Amy’s diary reveal the alpha-girl perfectionist could have put anyone dangerously on edge. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media–as well as Amy’s fiercely doting parents–the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he’s definitely bitter–but is he really a killer?

As the cops close in, every couple in town is soon wondering how well they know the one that they love. With his twin sister, Margo, at his side, Nick stands by his innocence. Trouble is, if Nick didn’t do it, where is that beautiful wife? And what was in that silvery gift box hidden in the back of her bedroom closet?

With her razor-sharp writing and trademark psychological insight, Gillian Flynn delivers a fast-paced, devilishly dark, and ingeniously plotted thriller that confirms her status as one of the hottest writers around.

I cannot wait to get started!

UPDATED: I will be posting our first Q&A on Wednesday, August 22nd, so be sure to read up to “Part Two: Boy Meets Girl” by then if you are going to read along.

Let me know if you’re going to read Gone Girl with me in the comments below!

XO Lauren

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  • Melissa Panici

    I’m definately reading this with you! Looks like a great book. Can’t wait to get started!

  • Tiffani Stuart

    Awesome! Thanks for picking the next book. Can’t wait to get it!

  • Shelby Youngworth

    This is exciting because I actually live in Carthage, Missouri! :)

  • Elizabeth Gazda

    This seems like a really good book! Just reading the intro alone has me captivated. I will definitely be reading along with you!

  • Hazel Scott

    I just downloaded it too my kindle so about to start reading :)

  • Ayla Rose

    Wow…it must be fate! I just picked this book up from the library last night because I had heard and read so many good things about it! This should be fun!

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  • N. Yasmin Gomez-Geng

    I totally want to read it. I’d put it on my to-read list. But first, I have to finish ‘Uncle Tom’s Cabin’. Wish me luck.

  • Christine V

    Looks good :)

  • JeniLee O

    I just read this last month. It was great…..until the end. Very anti-climatic for me. But throughly enjoyed it until then!

  • Kelli Landry

    I ordered this and it just came in the mail!! What perfect timing!

  • Larissa Wilhelm

    This sounds fascinating! I can’t wait to read it!

  • Kimmy S

    Just bought it on my Kindle, thank you!!

  • candyheyn

    this is so messed up.. it wont be available in germany till november… this completely sucks

  • loulou gaget

    i’ll totally be reading this! right now im reading This is Where I Leave You, which is such a great book, too! can’t wait to chat about gone girl on the 22nd :)

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  • viviana gonzalez

    sounds great!

  • Traci Wood

    I’m in —- will be buying on my Kindle to start reading!

  • Blair Arms

    I’ve been looking for a good book to read! Definitely getting this!

  • Anne Wisotzkey

    It’s so good! Everyone will love it! I am now reading another Jillian Flynn one that is not as good. Gone Girl is the best by far.

  • GeorgiaMom

    I am so excited Lauren -I am 44 years old and have never joined a book club and my daughter is 23 and I just called her and she is excited to join too. Ty for this Lauren. My daughter will get our books Tues.

  • Kellie Norton

    That sounds so good!! I love books like that! Can’t wait to start reading :-)

  • Valerie Lynn

    I’m in too!! This sounds like a GREAT book! I was hooked on the Hunger Games because of this club :))

  • Elyse Silver

    what book is it? I can’t see which it is? x

  • Audra Reed

    Awesome! I’ve had this book since it came out, and now I have a reason to put it above the others on my list… very excited!

  • Stephanie Sadler

    I’m in!

  • Carey N

    I was just looking for something new to read! I’m in!!

  • lady C

    Been honestly, I don’t like books in general, in fact I hate reading because I never read a book that really interest me.
    Which book do you recomend me??


    – Lady C

  • Danielle Lenz

    This is a great book so far. Can’t wait to follow on this book club!

  • Laura A

    This book sounds interesting. I’m in! I’m also excited that I’m now in a book club. hahaha. I’ve always wanted to join one but not a lot of people enjoy reading =[

  • Sarah Bernstein

    I JUST finished reading this book today! It is thrilling and you do not expect the ending! Its twisted and exciting! I loved this book (:

  • Caitlin Lavergne

    I can’t wait! I wanted to do all of the other book club reads, but didn’t find the time. I’m determined to do this one. I went to Target earlier to buy the book & started it this evening. :)

  • Elizabeth joersz

    I JUST started this book a couple of weeks ago!! I got to part two and then left the book at a friends. I’m DYING!

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  • Nicole Klein

    This book only sounds “”okay”” to me, but I pretty much have been able to follow everything Lauren says from fashion to eating healthy like it’s gospel, so I’m going to give this one a try as well!

  • Tara Workman

    Looking forward to the read! I haven’t read a thriller in a while. Time to mix up the genres.

  • Juan C Montalvo

    Good thing you didn’t choose that fifty shades of grey book… it’s awful, and poorly written…. I wanted to read this book also, so yes, so i’m going to read it with you!

  • Linds

    I’m in! I live by myself, so I get nervous about reading thrillers, lol. These kinds of books creep me out! I had to give up my Steven King after I had recurring jumpiness for no reason! If I get really jumpy when reading this book, at least I’ll be reading it with you guys in spirit so I won’t be alone! :)

    Did you know?? This is also going to be made into a movie starring Reese Witherspoon. Here’s the link for more info:

    Happy reading!!!


  • Bernetta Nelson

    Can not wait to get started :)

  • Stacie Prine

    I just started this last week and am really getting into it! Great choice!

  • Iveannette Cheverez

    i will read this book!!! =D

  • Cristina Ramos

    I’m in! I will definitely be reading this book! You have to love a good suspense book especially late at night by the fire with a good cup of tea 😛 Pretty cupcake picture by the way..very appropriate.

  • Chloe Riley

    I just read the passage. It looks very interesting. I might have to pick a copy and read it

  • Gabrielle Fernet

    Oooohh Sounds good, I prob wont have time to get to that point in time, but I will for sure add it to my must read for chilly stay in nights this winter. SO nice! 😀

  • Melissa Riollano

    just ordered my copy! can’t wait to get started :)

  • tauten

    Have been wanting to read this book. Can’t wait, first book club.

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  • Brianna Sollis

    I will for surely be reading this book with you guys!! I love Lauren Conrad!! <3

  • Julie Blankfield

    COUNT ME IN!! I’ve been looking for a good book to curl up in bed with, aside from the works of “”our, very own, Lauren Conrad””, haha (sorry, I can’t help bein’ cheesy).

  • Chelsea Myers

    I’m in! Just started, so good! :)

  • Pearl Girl

    I’m in!

  • Stefanie Wills

    I got this book for the book club and i am loving it so far! I just want to keep reading and reading

  • Jaclyn Last name

    Absolutely loving the new book club read! Can’t wait for our first Q & A :-)

  • Amy Painter

    I’m going to read it! :)

  • Emily Del Vaglio

    My nook finally came in yesterday and I just started this book and I am loving it so far!!

  • Nickie Volk

    Just got it in the mail! I’m in! :)

  • Gemma Carrrick

    I was just on ibooks on my phone looking for a new book to read and by the responses I think I have to read this. I will keep up to where you all are so I can join the Q & A 😀 ♥

  • Tracey Howard

    I’m in. Sounds intriguing! :)

  • Tiffani Stuart

    I just purchased a Kindle, so that I can start books the day you announce them for the book club! It was torture waiting for the book to come in, over the last few days! lol. I just got it today, and am going to start reading it asap. If it’s such a page turner, I’m going to have to stop myself from reading ahead. I really can’t wait to see what questions arise from this read! Awesome! I’m so excited about the book club!

  • Tiffani Stuart

    @Elizabeth Joersz- Looks like you’ll be ready for next Wednesday, then! lol You’re ahead of the game!

  • Catherine OHalloran

    Totally loving this so far cannot wait till next Wednesday

  • Kate Decker

    I am! Just downloaded it on my nook!

  • amatta80

    is there a forum that we can talk about the book on?

  • Meghan OBrien

    I’m new to this, so not sure how this goes! But I’m excited to participate. I started reading… And I haven’t been able to put the book down! So ecited to talk about it with you all!!

  • Mary Graham

    I’m so excited I joined this site. I love LC and reading is a huge passion of mine. I just dl the book on my nook and can’t wait to dive in. How is everyone enjoying the book thus far?

  • Tiffani Stuart

    I’m LOVING this book! I had to section off the pages, so I know how many pages to read in the (5) days I had to read before our discussion on August 22nd. Welp- I gave myself 5 days, but ended up reading the first part in 2 days!! I had to start another book, so that I wouldn’t read ahead! Can’t wait to talk about this sinister book! I even purchased a Kindle (finally), so that I can download the books the day you announce them, from now on! Can’t wait till discussion on Wednesday! Lauren, are you going to be doing another live feed at the end of the book, like you did w/Hunger Games?

  • Julia Renkert

    I just finished reading this book, I somehow missed that you were doing it in the book club! Anyway, I won’t spoil anything but I just have to say it was SO GOOD 😀


  • Summeramour

    I’m reading it and can’t put it down!

  • Karine Hankinson

    This is a great book so far!

  • Melissa Breen

    gonna start reading it tonight, hopefully i can get part one done in time!!!

  • JamieLynn Watson

    I will be reading it! I was about to start a different book but will start this one anyway!

    It says to “”Join”” the Book Club, do I just subscribe to the notifications and then I’m joined, or is there a different way to join?


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  • Christina DaSilva

    I’ll be reading it !!

  • Katrina Triolo

    Ill be reading(:

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  • stetsonkpatton

    So excited! I had just downloaded this book onto my Kindle for a summer read. Anyone want to do this online book club with me? #gonegirl #bookclub #laurenconrad

  • Reg

    Count me in! Actually, I’ve already started reading on the suggestion of my editor. I’m only on page 17 but loving it!!

  • Molly Spining

    Literally just finished this book TODAY! Great summer read. I highly recommend it! Good choice, Lauren!

  • Sabrina Bell

    I Loved this book! Enjoy <3

  • Rosanna Gordillo

    Just bought the book … Excited to start reading it!!!��

  • asma

    good choice, i’ll be reading it :)


    The book AWESOME. Now a movie is being made. Just read some interesting casting choices here
    I wonder if you guys have other choices in mind for the movie.

  • Theresa

    I don’t know how to suggest the next book of the month, but if it’s here, my vote is for “”You Knew Me When”” by Emily Liebert. I didn’t want to put it down. I loved how it was written and the story line. It’s one of the best books I’ve read. You should definitely put it on your reading list.

  • Jessica

    Definitely about to read this book. 4/25/14 Friday Favorites sent me here!:-)



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