Title: The Sunday Night Book Club (Collection of Short Stories)
Author: Various Authors
Summary: A collection of short stories by European authors in one collection. At least one dollar(pound) from every book will go to Breast Cancer Care.
Authors and Stories are:
Your Timing's All Wrong by Clare Boylan
Out of the Apple Tree by Veronica Bright
The Play is Not the Thing by Elizabeth Buchan
Summer at the White House by Clare Chambers
A Touch of Scarlet by Mavis Cheek
The Gift of Giving by Tracy Chevalier
Fears of Forty-Fice by Katie Fforde
After a Long Time by Nicci Gerrard
The Clutter Rut by Lesley Hadley
Sweet Vanilla by Tessa Hadley
No Baggage by Maeve Haran
Al and Christine's World of Leather by Joanne Harris
Say Cheese by Wendy Holden
Trouble in Paridice by Cathy Kelly
Loose Change by Andrea Levy
Orbiting by Kate Long
Too Good to be True by Santa Montefiore
Loves Labours by Elizabeth Noble
The Problem with Oliver by Maggie O'Farrell
Life Begins at Forty by Patricia Scanlan
The Shape of Ladies by Alexandra McCall Smith
The Problem of Men by Alby Alexandra McCall Smith
A Kiss in the Tomatoes by Adriana Trigiani
Tidings by Lynne Truss
The Brooch by Penny Vincenzi
My Rating: 7/10
What I liked/disliked about the book: Overall I enjoyed the short stories in the book. Some I liked, some I disliked, some I really enjoyed. Short stories are hard to stand out and show what the author really has to show, unless it's an entire collection of short stories by them. But I enjoyed them because they were all about different types of women facing issues of love, becoming of them selves, and other life "bumps". Two of the stories I liked the best were, Say Cheese and No Baggage. They had the best characters, and best ending. I think for some of the others, as to why I disliked some of them, was that some were very particular (Al and Christiens World of Leather, The Clutter Rut, are two that come to mind). These were very odd, and the ending for both made little since, the characters in it were also unbelievable. With that being said, for the most part, the stories and the book as a whole is a good read.
Would I recommend it to read: Yes, if you're into short stories, and want to branch out your reading experience to new women writers, this is a great choice. It Also supports a great cause.
What to read next: Well there are 25 stories, by 24 different authors. I've only read one of the authors (Cathy Kelly). So I recommend that you should try and branch out your reading and experiment with any of the above authors.