I’m participating in The End of Your Life Book Club discussion hosted by Jen at Devourer of Books, who was also giving the book away for this discussion! Also participating are a few of my favs, Between the Covers, Books Speak Volumes, and The Relentless Reader.
Anyway, since I’m going to be talking about the book in length on Devourer of Books, I’ll keep my thoughts here short.
The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe is a memoir of the time that the author, Will, spent with his mother after she was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Knowing she only had a few months to a few years to live, Will was determined to make the most of his time with his mom.
They spent the doctor’s appointments, chemotherapy treatments, etc., discussing books in their own tiny book club of two people. Through the book club and following discussions, Will was able to find out more about his mom, things he never knew previously.
Short notes on The End of Your Life Book Club:
- The appendix has a full list of the many, many books talked about in this memoir, thus adding to my already-long to-read list.
- The book started out a little slow for me, but picked up. Definitely is a slower read, not one I rushed through, but worth it.
- Should you read it? Yes, there are great lessons in the book, including just taking the time to help those in need, and taking the time to appreciate what you’re lucky enough to have.
What book have you read that makes you appreciate you life?