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Blog Tour: Supper Club by Lara Williams

โ€œ๐™„ ๐™œ๐™ค๐™ฉ ๐™ค๐™ช๐™ฉ ๐™ข๐™ฎ ๐™ฅ๐™๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™š ๐™–๐™œ๐™–๐™ž๐™ฃ ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™ฌ๐™–๐™ฉ๐™˜๐™๐™š๐™™ ๐™ž๐™ฉ ๐™ฌ๐™ž๐™ฉ๐™ ๐™– ๐™›๐™š๐™š๐™ก๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™ค๐™› ๐™ฌ๐™ž๐™ก๐™™๐™ฃ๐™š๐™จ๐™จ ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™ช๐™ง๐™œ๐™š๐™ฃ๐™˜๐™ฎ: ๐™ฉ๐™๐™ž๐™จ ๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™ช๐™ฅ๐™ž๐™™ ๐™ข๐™š๐™ฉ๐™–๐™ก๐™ก๐™ž๐™˜ ๐™จ๐™ก๐™–๐™— ๐™ฉ๐™๐™–๐™ฉ ๐™„ ๐™ฅ๐™ค๐™ช๐™ง๐™š๐™™ ๐™จ๐™ค ๐™ข๐™ช๐™˜๐™ ๐™ค๐™› ๐™ข๐™ฎ๐™จ๐™š๐™ก๐™› ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™ฉ๐™ค.โ€


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 โ€“ who lead us astray and ultimately save us.


This feisty novel follows a group of real women who feast until theyโ€™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 Iโ€™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 youโ€™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!



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