The Dirty Book Club by Lisi Harrison

The Dirty Book Club

This is an updated cover edition of 9781451695977 .From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Clique series comes a novel about the importance of friendship, and, of course, the pleasure of a dirty book. M.J. Stark’s life is picture-perfect—she has her dream job as a magazine editor, a sexy doctor boyfriend, and a glamorous life in New York City. But behind her success, there is a debilitating sense of loneliness. So when her boss ...


Details The Dirty Book Club

TitleThe Dirty Book Club
Author
Release DateOct 10th, 2017
PublisherGallery
LanguageEnglish
GenreWomens Fiction, Chick Lit, Fiction, Contemporary, Adult
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Reviews The Dirty Book Club

  • Chris Carroll
    1970-01-01
    Loved it! A delightful, humorous, and even spicy look at women’s relationships today. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Hopefully we all have at lest one friend that we can let loose with and be who we really are. Just tell it like it is and say anything and everything friend. Nothing is held back and all is a sworn to secrecy friend. The strong connection is evident for those that see you together friend.That connection is a big part of this new book. ...
  • Robin
    1970-01-01
    I had to read about 30% of this before I got totally invested in the characters but turned out to be a fun and quick romp about friendships and family relationships. Every once in a while a bit of raunchy content would arise but don't let the title turn you off of reading this. The books read in the club weren't what one would call "dirty"--unless you think Jong's FEAR OF FLYING, 50 SHADES OF GREY, and HOW TO MAKE LOVE LIKE A PORN STAR are on the...
  • Lexxie (un)Conventional Bookviews
    1970-01-01
    This review was originally posted on (un)Conventional Bookviews The Dirty Book Club is all about female friendships and empowerment, and how books may be the way to both! Story: M.J. thought she had it all, but living her life not fully knowing what she wanted didn't make her happy The Dirty Book Club changed all that. At first, she had some awkward interactions with some of the women her own age, but she felt like people in LA were so very diffe...
  • Melissa Rochelle
    1970-01-01
    Four women who unknowingly need each other are brought together by Gloria Golden and her group of lifelong friends. They grow closer to each other and discover more about themselves over a summer of reading "dirty books".
  • The Belle
    1970-01-01
    There are a few things I dislike:Watching any season of American Horror Story without The Supreme Jessica Lange.A PSL with no whipped cream on top.Waiting for a new season of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.And most importantly . . . being super excited about a book, loving the first few chapters and then . . . hating the rest.I began The Dirty Book Club on a wonderfully quiet Tuesday night. I grabbed my pint of Peanut Butter Swirl Ben & Jer...
  • Lexxie (un)Conventional Bookviews
    1970-01-01
    The Dirty Book Club is all about female friendships and empowerment, and how books may be the way to both!
  • ☆~BookishDani~☆
    1970-01-01
    I want to give a huge thank you to NetGalley and Gallery Books for providing me with an eARC in exchange for an unbiased and honest review.Synopsis: M.J. is a workaholic trying to hide from her past by burying herself in work. When M.J. gets screwed on a promotion she's been waiting on, she moves suddenly with her boyfriend to his beach cottage in California. M.J. has a hard time coping with lack of employment to keep her mind busy so she has to ...
  • Lauren R.
    1970-01-01
    I was champing at the bit (read the book and you'll know why I said that) for this book since I first saw it on Goodreads years ago. I was incredibly intrigued by one of my favorite authors from when I was younger writing something that sounded completely opposite. I laughed a lot at the antics of this friend group, especially the scene in the hotel room. I loved the connections to the original DBC and how they chose these girls. Just a really en...
  • Gaele
    1970-01-01
    Told in 3rd person past, this tale focuses on the lives of the women in the DBC, a group that has been together some forty odd years, and has used the member’s unwillingness and struggles with society’s expectations of what they should be, as they work toward the women they want to be. Few rules are set in stone, but they are all expected to trust one another on their journey to inner peace and love, and that means maintaining friendships and...
  • Kimberley
    1970-01-01
    I received an ARC of The Dirty Book Club from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Though the title may turn some away, or draw others to it as it were, for very different reasons, there is nothing "dirty" about this book. It's a book about female friendship: its purpose, its benefit, and its place within a very male-centric world. M.J. is at an impasse after an expected promotion takes an unexpected turn. Feeling lost and confused, and st...
  • Kristi Elizabeth
    1970-01-01
    Read all my reviews at: https://brainfartsandbooks.wordpress.comWhen I first got my hands on this book, I was ready to get taken away on a kinky 50 Shades of Fantasy kind of ride. Little did I know, this book would really be a book about friendships, new and old, and the togetherness that help to heal two separate groups of women. M.J. is a magazine editor who moves to California to live with her doctor boyfriend. She meets a spunky older lady na...
  • Lauri Rottmayer
    1970-01-01
    I am a big fan of Lisi Harrison's YA series, The Clique, and was excited to be able to read her first foray into adult fiction.Not disappointed! I loved this book. MJ is a New York gal who finds herself living in California with her boyfriend after her boss shares her big promotion with another employee. MJ wasn't willing to share and decided to stop living on the opposite coast of her boyfriend. He lives next door to Gloria whom MJ becomes frien...
  • Fee96
    1970-01-01
    This is my first read of Lisi Harrison. I requested this arc on NetGalley because I loved the premise of the book club and multiple generations of friendship. So refreshing to find a book in romance about friendships. Sounded like a fun read. Definitely intrigued me.The witty banter between characters was fantastic. Seriously my favorite thing about the book. And the purring...so funny. The flash between the original DBC members and the current d...
  • Darcysmom
    1970-01-01
    I received an ARC of this book from Netgalley for free in exchange for an honest review.The Dirty Book Club was the perfect antidote for a humdrum day. Lisi Harrison has written a book about friendship that made me giggle and wish that I could hang out the with ladies (both old and young) of the Dirty Book Club. The original members of the Dirty Book Club were four women who had been friends since high school and knew each other better than anyon...
  • Reeca Elliott
    1970-01-01
    M.J. leaves her stressful job, which she has given all of her time and energy, and follows her boyfriend to California. She ends up being bored out of her mind and she befriends her elderly neighbor. This neighbor has a secret!Well, this book is exactly what it says. It is about a secret book club. This book club is unique in that it only reads dirty books and it is as funny as it sounds. The club also comes complete with a secret key, secret rit...
  • Violet Patterson
    1970-01-01
    It took me less than two hours to read this one because I truly enjoyed it - and I'm an obscenely quick reader. I wonder how my life would be if I had female friends like these.
  • Dlmrose
    1970-01-01
    2.5
  • Jodi
    1970-01-01
    I received this book free of charged from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.At first I was a little unsure of this book. I thought that this was going to be another 50 Shares of Grey type of book. It wasn't! The book starts out in 1962 with four young women who get together for their secret book club. Every month they read another dirty book. Fast forward to the present day, M.J. Is a magazine editor in New York City. She moves to Califo...
  • Jennifer
    1970-01-01
    Wonderful story about four friends, who despite their busy lives, make time every month to meet for a very secret book club. The girls have so many secrets, but none that they keep from each other. Fast forward and the girls pass the baton to four new girls, who they hope can carry on their legacies. I enjoyed getting to know each character, all so different but bound together buy their dirty book club.
  • Patricia Romero
    1970-01-01
    I wanted this book as soon as I saw it on Netgalley! Dirty Book Club? Were we all going to read Fifty Shades and then talk about it?This group of women started in the 60's. Reading banned or dirty books hidden behind the oh so prim cover of a domestic how to book. They are unfiltered and learn more about themselves and their sexuality than any book club I have ever been a part of!And along the way they are there for each other through everything....
  • Rebecca Atkins
    1970-01-01
    A fun read that reminds you of all the reasons why best friends are the best part of life. The book tells two stories - that of the past and of the present. Unlike some books, I enjoyed both tales. Great summer feel good read.
  • Carol
    1970-01-01
    The idea sounded good, but the characters were so lame that I couldn't like any of them, let alone even care about them. Basics: 4 women are drawn together by the former Dirty Book Club members and are to carry on the tradition of monthly dirty books for their meetings. Even the characters didn't want to be there. One thing annoyed me from the start and that was that it took until chapter 9 before we even got to the book club.All the women and mo...
  • Amber
    1970-01-01
    I wasn't expecting this to have the emotional resonance it did! I had a hard time putting it down, and I'm definitely holding onto my copy of this. The only reason it lost a star was because the ending felt a bit abrupt. (I could have used a little more happy in the ending, but there was enough hope to keep me going.)
  • Dana Aprigliano (TheVaguelyArticulateReader)
    1970-01-01
    *I would like to thank NetGalley and Gallery Books for providing me this book in exchange for an honest review.*I haven’t read any books from NetGalley in a while, so I requested this book, The Dirty Book Club by Lisi Harrison, about two weeks ago as a “get me back into reading ARCs” type of read. The Dirty Book Club is a 320-page women’s fiction novel that alternatively flashes back to the 1960s and primarily uses a modern-day narration....
  • RoloPoloBookBlog
    1970-01-01
    The Dirty Book Club by Lisi HarrisonSource: NetgalleyMy Rating: 4/5 starsIn the wake of her family’s deaths, M.J. Stark has buried herself in her work. To be sure, she has risen to the top of her field and is in line for a HUGE promotion, but there’s more to life than just work. Or so her seriously long-distance boyfriend keeps telling her. With no intentions of significantly altering her life beyond the promotion, M.J. is blown away when the...
  • Becky Hutchison
    1970-01-01
    THE DIRTY BOOK CLUB, by Lisi Harrison, is an awesome story, and one I had to keep reading till the very last page. It’s funny, witty, poignant and inspiring.The point of view varies among several characters but is mostly through M.J., short for May-June, who faces a career crisis while navigating a young relationship with adventurer Dan. She’s floundering, trying to decide what to do in her life. All she’s done since her family died three y...
  • Niamh
    1970-01-01
    Star Rating: 2.5 starsThis proof copy was very kindly sent to me through NetGalley by Simon & Shuster. I think three stars is me being generous. Maybe because the first quarter of this book had so much potential that was eventually just building up to…nothing. This novel starts off explaining the existence of the DBC- aka The Dirty Book Club- started by four housewives in the 1950s in an attempt to read the racy and scandalous literature of the...
  • Becky Baldridge
    1970-01-01
    When I read the blurb for The Dirty Book Club, I was intrigued by the premise, and when I started reading, I found the beginning both engaging and promising. Sadly, that fizzled quickly as I found less and less to like about main character, MJ. Let me add that each of the characters have their flaws and that's okay. I didn't expect them to be perfect and several times, I've found the flawed characters in a story the most endearing. That was the c...