a simply love book club- october book pick | olive june

a simply love book club- october book pick

"A European Gone Girl." —The Wall Street Journal
The Dinner by Herman Koch

An internationally bestselling phenomenon: the darkly suspenseful, highly controversial tale of two families struggling to make the hardest decision of their lives—all over the course of one meal.

It's a summer's evening in Amsterdam, and two couples meet at a fashionable restaurant for dinner. Between mouthfuls of food and over the scrapings of cutlery, the conversation remains a gentle hum of polite discourse. But behind the empty words, terrible things need to be said, and with every forced smile and every new course, the knives are being sharpened.

 Each couple has a fifteen-year-old son. The two boys are united by their accountability for a single horrific act; an act that has triggered a police investigation and shattered the comfortable, insulated worlds of their families. As the dinner reaches its culinary climax, the conversation finally touches on their children. As civility and friendship disintegrate, each couple show just how far they are prepared to go to protect those they love.     Skewering everything from parenting values to pretentious menus to political convictions, this novel reveals the dark side of genteel society and asks what each of us would do in the face of unimaginable tragedy.

…i would love for you to join!! 
comment below if you are in <3 

we will discuss the book on simply love at the end of the month
 … yay- let's explore 'the dinner' together you all. 

happy october- my second favorite month of the year.

december- you will always be my #1 love.

nonetheless- super excited.



  1. I'm adding this to my list of books to read...sounds intriguing! I've already got a stack that I'm slowly working through: Happiest Baby's Guide to Great Sleep, The 5 Love Languages, The Baby Signing Bible...then I can read this one 😜. I'll let you know if I get to it before the end of the month!

    1. :) looks like you're on your way darling… yay! so happy for you - love baby max and hope it's all going well!

  2. I'm a lover of October as well. The fashion, pumpkin everything, not to mention it is my birthday month. December is good, but October is better. ;)

    1. December will always hold my #1 but October is so close :) Love them both… so much. xo