Tank the Pug's "Curly Tales Book Club"

A book club for Pug lovers

December 30, 2018

This post is updated monthly to include the latest book club additions. Scroll down for month-to-month book selections.

Grab one of these great books — perhaps a glass of wine or two — and join us for a paw-some good time...

Presenting: Tank the Pug's "Curly Tales Book Club" (You don't need a curly tail to be a member, but it helps!)

I found out a lot of pug mama and daddies love to read as much as my mom does—-so today I’m kicking off my “Curly Tales Book Club” -- • • Once a month I’ll post a book, and you can read it, then come back and comment on the book post so we can have some paw-some book discussions! -- • • January’s selection is “Where The Crawdads Sing” by Delia Owens. I will put January’s selection in a separate post from this one so we can discuss the book later. Remember to bookmark that post so you can find it easily. -- • • • -- BTW, if you have a book suggestion, comment here or upload your own post and hashtag it #CurlyTalesBookClub So we can keep track -- Happy reading friends! • • • #bookclub #dogbookclub #pugbookclub #read #reading #books #pugbookclub #pugreading #pugsofinstagram #wherethecrawdadssing #deliaowens @reesewitherspoon @reesesbookclubxhellosunshine #ibook @applebooks @amazonbooks @amazonkindle #puglife--

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June: Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb

OMG it’s June 6th and I FORGOT TO POST THIS MONTH’S BOOK in my #curlytalesbookclub !! -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- • • Drum -- roll please....it’s #MaybeYouShouldTalkToSomeone by #LoriGottlieb • • • It’s just the kick in the pants we all need to stop whining about “external forces holding us back” and TAKE CONTROL of our lives all while laughing hysterically at Gottlieb’s narrative! • • • So, read the book and as with all our selections—bookmark this post and come back and comment on it when you’re ready. Link to all previous book club selections in bio. • • • Next month, my summer BEACH -- READ -- selections begin! • • • #boomclub #doggybookclub #pugbookclub #reading #books #happy #life #pugs #pug #puglife--

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May: The Wife Between Us and An Anonymous Girl by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen

It’s May, ready for this month’s #CurlyTalesBookClub picks? That’s right PICKS—two books -- this month! You can read one or both and I think you’re gonna love them. They are super quick reads cuz they’re so good and suspenseful. I hear the authors of these books, Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen, work with each other using Google Docs and each author writes a page and shares it and back and forth they go! Cool technique. Ok, on to these books—both of which are going to be movies. -- -- First up: #TheWifeBetweenUs "The Wife Between Us delivers a whip smart, twisty plot in a taut, pacy narrative. It's terrific and troubling. This is one scary love triangle where you won't know who to trust. I loved it." –Gilly Macmillan, New York Times bestselling author of What She Knew "A twisty, mind-bending novel about marriage and betrayal. A gripping plot and fascinating characters; this book will keep you turning the pages and guessing until the very end. A must-read!" –Lauren Weisberger, New York Times bestselling author of The Devil Wears Prada. -- -- -- • • • Next up #AnAnonymousGirl "For those who relished the creepy stalking in Hendricks and Pekkanen's The Wife Between Us, this unnerving tale will have them rethinking what secrets are safe to share and if moral and ethics really matter when protecting the ones you love." ―Library Journal (starred review) "Masterfully escalates the suspense." ―Booklist (starred review) Looking to earn some easy cash, Jessica Farris agrees to be a test subject in a psychological study about ethics and morality. But as the study moves from the exam room to the real world, the line between what is real and what is one of Dr. Shields’s experiments blurs. Dr. Shields seems to know what Jess is thinking… and what she’s hiding. • • • As always, bookmark this post and come back to it to discuss when you’re ready. Happy Reading!!! Link to all books we’ve read in bio -- • • • #books #bookclub #tankthepug #curlytales #puglife-- #pugsofinstagram #reading

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April: Greek to Me by Mary Norris

April Curly Tales Book Club Selection: “Greek to Me” -- ---- So, I’m a little biased for this book because my daddy is Greek and my mommy lived in Greece and we speak Greek at home ---- When I saw this book on the “must read books for April” from the @washingtonpost I KNEW I had to add it to my #CurlyTalesBookClub!! -- It’s not officially out until April 2nd, but I can wait!! Oh, and let’s have our book club discussion IN GREECE! ------------------------------ Ok, we’ll—hey, I can dream can’t I?! -- It IS spring and why not imagine luxuriating on a distant sandy beach -- Anyway, as with all our Curly Tales Book Club books, bookmark this post and come back and comment on it when you’re ready. And if you want another GREAT travelogue book on Greece, check out Nicholas Gage’s “Hellas” ---------------------------------------- • • Link to all the previous Book Club selections in bio • • In her New York Times bestseller Between You & Me, Mary Norris delighted readers with her irreverent tales of pencils and punctuation in The New Yorker’s celebrated copy department. In Greek to Me, she delivers another wise and funny paean to the art of self-expression, this time filtered through her greatest passion: all things Greek. Greek to Me is a charming account of Norris’s lifelong love affair with words and her solo adventures in the land of olive trees and ouzo. Along the way, Norris explains how the alphabet originated in Greece, makes the case for Athena as a feminist icon, goes searching for the fabled Baths of Aphrodite, and reveals the surprising ways Greek helped form English. Filled with Norris’s memorable encounters with Greek words, Greek gods, Greek wine―and more than a few Greek men―Greek to Me is the Comma Queen’s fresh take on Greece and the exotic yet strangely familiar language that so deeply influences our own. ------------------------------• • • • #greece #greek #greektome #commaqueen #marynorris #bookclub #pugs #pugsofinstagram #reading pug #curlytalesbookclub #lovetoread #hellas #greekpug #nicholasgage #eleni

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March: Pachinko by Min Jin Lee

Tank’s Curly Tales Book Club MARCH selection is here!!! Let me tell you, this book is IMPOSSIBLE TO PUT DOWN. My mama started it just to SEE if it lives up to the hype, and she’s already half-way trough it. Sooooooo moving, sooooo beautiful. Be sure to bookmark this post so when reading, you can come back and discuss!-- -- -- • • • • • NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST * A NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW TOP TEN OF THE YEAR * NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF 2017 *A USA TODAY TOP TEN OF 2017 * JULY PICK FOR THE PBS NEWSHOUR-NEW YORK TIMES BOOK CLUB NOW READ THIS * FINALIST FOR THE 2018 DAYTON LITERARY PEACE PRIZE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * #1 BOSTON GLOBE BESTSELLER * USA TODAY BESTSELLER * WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER * WASHINGTON POST BESTSELLER In this gorgeous, page-turning saga, four generations of a poor Korean immigrant family fight to control their destiny in 20th-century Japan, exiled from a home they never knew. In the early 1900s, teenaged Sunja, the adored daughter of a crippled fisherman, falls for a wealthy stranger at the seashore near her home in Korea. He promises her the world, but when she discovers she is pregnant--and that her lover is married--she refuses to be bought. Instead, she accepts an offer of marriage from a gentle, sickly minister passing through on his way to Japan. But her decision to abandon her home, and to reject her son's powerful father, sets off a dramatic saga that will echo down through the generations. Richly told and profoundly moving, Pachinko is a story of love, sacrifice, ambition, and loyalty. From bustling street markets to the halls of Japan's finest universities to the pachinko parlors of the criminal underworld, Lee's complex and passionate characters--strong, stubborn women, devoted sisters and sons, fathers shaken by moral crisis--survive and thrive against the indifferent arc of history. • • • #curlytalesbookclub #bookclub #pachinko #minjinlee #minjinleepachinko @lee_minjin #lovetoread #pugbooks #pugbook

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February: The Library Book by Susan Orlean 

Hi everyone!! Our February Curly Tales Book Club Book is a suggestion by @archiethepugtexas called The Library Book by Susan Orlean-- • • • Read and enjoy — and when you’re ready, join the discussion in the comments below --Be sure to bookmark -- this post so you can find it easily! -- • • • @goodreads says “On the morning of April 28, 1986, a fire alarm sounded in the Los Angeles Public Library. As the moments passed, the patrons and staff who had been cleared out of the building realized this was not the usual fire alarm. As one fireman recounted, “Once that first stack got going, it was ‘Goodbye, Charlie.’” The fire was disastrous: it reached 2000 degrees and burned for more than seven hours. By the time it was extinguished, it had consumed four hundred thousand books and damaged seven hundred thousand more. Investigators descended on the scene, but more than thirty years later, the mystery remains: Did someone purposefully set fire to the library—and if so, who? Weaving her lifelong love of books and reading into an investigation of the fire, award-winning New Yorker reporter and New York Times bestselling author Susan Orlean delivers a mesmerizing and uniquely compelling book that manages to tell the broader story of libraries and librarians in a way that has never been done before.” • • • #curlytalesbookclub #thelibrarybook #books #pugbookclub #read #reading #books #pug #pugthatreads @erica040701 @thegumfather @gertiemae_thepug #readingpug #pugsandbooks #bookclub #pugs #pugsofinstagram #puglife--

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January: Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

”Where The Crawdads Sing” by Delia Owens is the January book selection in our Curly Tales Book Club! -- Bookmark this post, so you when you’re ready, you can come back to it and discuss the novel. Simply leave your comments for “Crawdads” here on this months book selection post. Feel free to share as much or little as you like! -- • • • -- Amazon reviewer “Rickeitt” sums up “Where the Crawdads Sing” with this beautiful synopsis: “This is one of the most moving, caring, emotional novels I have ever read. After starting the book this was all I could think about for days. Kya's life become part of mine and the characters ceased to live on the page... they were alive with me and I was in the marsh, feeling every feather - the air, creatures and the plants. Jumpin' became a trusted friend and so many moments touched my soul. Author, Delia is not only a respected wildlife scientist, she is a human behaviorist and understands more about the human condition that just about anyone else I know. This is a tremendous treasure of a book and I'm sure it's staying in my read again list for a long time. Highly recommend the book” -- • • • -- BTW, if you have a book suggestion, comment here or upload your own post and hashtag it #CurlyTalesBookClub So we can keep track -- Happy reading friends! -- • • • #bookclub #dogbookclub #pugbookclub #read #reading #books #pugbookclub #pugreading #pugsofinstagram #wherethecrawdadssing #deliaowens @reesewitherspoon @reesesbookclubxhellosunshine #ibook @applebooks @amazonbooks @amazonkindle #puglife----

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