I first checked out The Friday Night Knitting club by Kate Jacobs about 2 months ago. And then I started reading. Then I stopped. Then I started. Which was different for me - I usually finish a book in the first couple of days. But it wasn't because I didn't like the book - I was just pregnant and easily distracted; I spent a lot of time blogging. I kind of feel that my slower start into The Knitting Club actually allowed me to appreciate it even more. The characters grew on me, got under my skin and made me identify with their point of view. In fact, the POV was one of the things I liked - we get to hear the thoughts of all the many characters.
By the time I got into it I knew I loved it and wanted to recommend Kate Jacobs' book to others. I haven't read a book I enjoyed this much in the past year or so - hence my lack of a review on this blog. Although I want to change that. I am not going into a well-written analysis because, let's face it - I'm a new mother and I'm tired and I write posts in the middle of the night. My friend Susan has a great blog for that kind of thing though - Bloggin' 'Bout Books. She's a great writer with thorough reviews.
The plot of The Friday Night Knitting Club was a little bit predictable, but still interesting. What I loved most were the characters. Georgia was realistic and compelling - others were quirky and fun. I love how one hobby can bring together so many different types of women and create a bond for them. This book even made me want to learn to knit. I'll add it to my list for someday.