Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Seasons Greeting

Seasons Greeting!!!!!
Seasons Greetings Bookies, 

I just wanted to take time out to thank everyone who has stopped by Natty's Luv Books corner thus far. I pray that your Christmas was well spent as mine!!
We are less than two weeks away from starting our first book "Leaving Atlanta" by Tayari Jones. Remember we start on January 6th, 2014. Time is ticking down so hurry and grab your copy today!

Just another reminder, the break down of Leaving Atlanta will be posted the day before we kick of Natty Luv's Book Club!

Until next post, 

Natty Luv ;)

Monday, December 9, 2013


Hello Bookies,

Welcome to the official Natty Luv's Book Club blog site. I figured this will be the best forum for us to use as we read and discuss each book. So it's with further ado **drum roll** our first book is "Leaving Atlanta" by Tayari Jones. This book has received rave reviews and I hope everyone is excited as much as I am to dive in.

I know that some read faster than others which is why we will divide the book into sections in order to have discussions each week. On January 5th, 2014 I will send out the full outline for this book. Everyone should have their books by then. Each week we will have discussion questions about what took place. Discussions will be sent out on Fridays of each week and open for discussions until Sunday. Please try to stay with the group each week. I know its tempting to read pass but lets give everyone a fair opportunity. If you do **looks around and whispers** keep it to yourself! Below is a synopsis of "Leaving Atlanta" 

Thank you all for visiting the site and looking forward in corresponding with you each week as we read and discuss.  

Til next post, 
Natty Luv  

Set in Atlanta, the summer of 1979, Leaving Atlanta is the coming of age story of three African-American children attending Atlanta's Oglethorpe Elementary School.
Tasha Baxter, Rodney Green, and Octavia Harrison are starting fifth grade. All summer long, they've heard whispers amongst the adults and broadcasts on local television about black children around their age being abducted and murdered. Emotions are running high and parents are desperate to protect their children.
Told in three parts, Jones offers a cross section of Atlanta society and has a cameo as a classmate. Tasha's parents are living apart. No one has used the "separated" word. She and her sister blithely believe all is well until a classmate repeats gossip overheard from her parents. At ten, Tasha spent the summer practicing her jump rope technique and obsessing about popularity. Tasha has a crush on a boy from the projects who disappears.
Rodney Green, the class nerd, is smart but gets poor grades. Like his father before him, Rodney's father doesn't believe in sparing the rod, even going so far as to beat his son in front of the class after Rodney is caught shoplifting. Upwardly mobile, Mr. Green who owns a business expects more of his son.
Octavia Harrison and her mother live across the street from the projects. "Sweet Pea" to her family and friends lives in terror someone will find out her mother works the eleven to seven shift.
Leaving Atlanta is a story of innocence lost as the search goes on for an unknown killer who ultimately abducted twenty-nine children.
Tayari Jones earned her M.F.A. at Arizona State University, where she won the 2000 Hurston/Wright Award for an excerpt from Leaving Atlanta.