Blog Tour: Supper Club by Lara Williams
“𝙄 𝙜𝙤𝙩 𝙤𝙪𝙩 𝙢𝙮 𝙥𝙝𝙤𝙣𝙚 𝙖𝙜𝙖𝙞𝙣 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙬𝙖𝙩𝙘𝙝𝙚𝙙 𝙞𝙩 𝙬𝙞𝙩𝙝 𝙖 𝙛𝙚𝙚𝙡𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙤𝙛 𝙬𝙞𝙡𝙙𝙣𝙚𝙨𝙨 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙪𝙧𝙜𝙚𝙣𝙘𝙮: 𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙨 𝙨𝙩𝙪𝙥𝙞𝙙 𝙢𝙚𝙩𝙖𝙡𝙡𝙞𝙘 𝙨𝙡𝙖𝙗 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙄 𝙥𝙤𝙪𝙧𝙚𝙙 𝙨𝙤 𝙢𝙪𝙘𝙝 𝙤𝙛 𝙢𝙮𝙨𝙚𝙡𝙛 𝙞𝙣𝙩𝙤.”
This quote has to be my favourite from Supper Club by Lara Williams. I am one for scrolling the minute I wake up, pouring the first few minutes of my day into comparing myself to others. This book was the slap in the face I needed, as it screamed at me: be happy being you!
Twenty-nine year old Roberta has spent her whole life hungry - until the day she invents Supper Club. Supper Club is a secret society for hungry women. Women who are sick of bad men and bad sex, of hinted expectations to be thinner, smile more, talk less. So they gather at night to feast and drink and dance, seeking the answer to a simple question: if you feed a starving woman, what will she grow into? This is a story about the hunger that never goes away. It is a story about friendship, food and female rage. Above all, it is about the people who make us who we are – who lead us astray and ultimately save us.
This feisty novel follows a group of real women who feast until they’re sick, living their lives within a society of rebellion, Supper Club. They take drugs, they dance, they put on weight, they be women who live without constraints. They reclaim their appetites in every sense: indulging their hungers both literally and figuratively; taking up space in a world where women are expected to do the opposite.
I've never read a novel so spot on about anxiety and hatred of the social norm, and I’ve never seen a character as real as Roberta. My heart broke for her but I always found myself in the corner tooting for her too. This is a true testament to the changing female identity from when you’re young and awkward to when you finally think you have your life figured out. I wish I read this book when I was 15 - This book screams: Be yourself and be happy being just that. Every woman needs to rid herself of societies ludicrous social norms and this book will give you that extra boost on the way there.
Out in Paperback on July 15th, Supper Club gets a five star review from me!! Thank you to @PenguinUKBooks for the gifted copy of Supper Club in exchange for an honest review!