“The Book that Matters Most” review

Trying to get back in the swing of things with another post! Anyway, here’s one of the books I read over Thanksgiving break (as mentioned previously):

The Book that Matters Most by Ann Hood

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I don’t think I want to give this book a rating… I think I’m going to move away from that. But I really enjoyed this book, especially considering how I plowed through it in a few hours.


Ava’s twenty-five year marriage has just fallen apart, and her kids are both grown and out of the country, pursuing their own lives. Searching for companionship and a way out of her grief, Ava joins a book club. The book club’s goal for this year is to read one book chosen by each member – and the theme is “the book that matters most”. Ava chooses a book from her childhood – one she’s almost forgotten – that had helped her through the deaths of her mother and sister.

At the same time, Ava’s daughter Maggie is in Paris, entering into a destructive relationship with an older man and with drugs. As Ava searches for the author of her book that matters most, the secrets surrounding Ava’s past are unraveled and offer Ava and Maggie a chance to start over. Continue reading ““The Book that Matters Most” review”