365 Days Book Club

May 2020 Book Club Discussion – The Woman in the Window

How are you all doing? Did you find time to read this month? I’ll admit even with being at home all the time due to Stay at Home Orders, I’m not finding “extra” time in my schedule, but this one was such a fast read!

For May we read, The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn (commissioned link). This book was released as a movie this month; here is the trailer. Did anyone find a way to see it? I have not yet, but have it on my list of things to see. I LOVE when I can compare a book to a film, and this one looks really good!

The Woman in the Window Book Club Discussion

  1. Anna is an angoraphoic–afraid to leave her house, so watching the actions unfold outside her window and through her online community is the way she stay connected with the world. How did this play a role in her character development throughout the story? What were your initial reactions to Anna? How did that change as the story unfolded?
  2. This book had some plot twists. Were these predictable? Which was your favorite turn the book took?
  3. Anna trusted Ethan in the book. She wanted to help him. Why do you think she was so easily manipulated by him?
  4. The mind does interesting things to try to deal with trauma including concealing memories, forming addictions to alcholol and prescrption meds, and creating fabrications. Being a phycologist, Anna knew how to help others, but she couldn’t help herself. Even with people checking in on her, she didn’t get the help she needed to deal with her past. What does society need to still learn about mental health?
  5. The movie adaption is out this month. If you’ve seen the film, what adaptations were made? Did you like the book or movie better?

Thanks to those that joined us in May on this collective read. Please share your thoughts in the comments. This is an ongoing, open discussion thread.


If you missed April’s post, but have read or want to read Three Things I Know Are True by Betty Culley (commissioned link), follow the link to the discussion questions and leave your thoughts!

For June, 365 Days of New is reading The Overdue Life of Amy Byler by Kelly Harms (commissioned link). This book is going to be a movie this month which will be released on May 15, 2020. I LOVE when I can compare a book to a film. This is a suspenseful psychological thriller about what one doctor, Ann Fox, accidently witnesses while watching her seemingly normal neighbors from her window. I’m looking forward to reading and talking about it at the end of the month.

Check out all of 365 Days of New’s 2020 book club choices here.

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