Big box book clubs

Many of you may have heard by now that Sam’s Club is launching a book club this Saturday in Marietta, Georgia. The first pick will be BookPage favorite Saving CeeCee Honeycutt by Beth Hoffman, which hits shelves on Jan. 12. The book will be featured in 600 Sam’s Club stores around the U.S.

Because we can only guess how exciting it is for a debut author to get such widespread recognition, we asked Hoffman to comment on the buzz for her book:

“It just keeps going on and on, and now [it’s sold in] seven countries. Bookspan picked it up and they’re making it their Main Street selection. Sam’s Club picked it up to be their first book club pick. It’s surprising to me that this is happening. I can’t wait to see CeeCee in German, and Italian!”

In other book club news, Ronlyn Domingue’s The Mercy of Thin Air has been chosen as Costco’s pick of the month for January. BookPage reviewer Iris Blasi writes that The Mercy of Thin Air, about a girl trapped in the “between” level that exists between life and the world that follows, tracks “an extraordinary love affair over nearly three-quarters of a century.”

Will you pick up a book based on recommendations from Sam’s Club or Costco (or Oprah or, of course, BookPage)?

3 Responses to Big box book clubs

  1. Melissa Mc says:

    I bought Mercy of Thin Air over a year ago at a used book store — and couldn’t manage to read more than 40 pages. Didn’t do a thing for me. Maybe I should give it another try.

  2. Trisha says:

    I was the editor who assigned MERCY here — I thought it was good entertainment. Apparently the NYT disagreed, and Domingue wrote a hilarious yet honest essay about dealing with negative reviews recently. So I’m glad to see her getting a little bit of her own back.

  3. […] blogged about Saving CeeCee Honeycutt before, and today you can see what all the fuss is about. Get a preview in an interview with BookPage, in […]

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