Can’t Wait Wednesday: We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver!

Can't Wait Wednesday

Happy Thanksgiving-Eve fellow readers! I hope everyone who celebrates Thanksgiving is gearing up for great food, great conversion and great times! I myself am with my parents, two of my best friends and my best-friend husband in Rociada, New Mexico gearing up for a feast tomorrow of prime rib, roasted-smashed potatoes and grilled asparagus! I’m hoping to give you guys a few great personal recipes as well as some passed down from my fathers side of the family.

What I’m working with for the rest of the week. WOWZA, amiright?!

However, today is not Turkey-Day (even though we are not turkey people) it is Wednesday my dudes! Which means time for another edition of Can’t Wait Wednesday with the lovely Traveling Sisters! Can’t wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Wishful Endings to spotlight and discuss the books we’re excited about and that we have yet to read. This week, I’m featuring a Traveling Friends group read We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver! I was texting with Brenda about this one and it’s been a bit slow for the group. Brenda stepped aside from it and I’ve fallen so far behind we’ve decided to read this one as a buddy-read.

I mean, she just GETS ME. 

Granted, this is a pretty heavy book but I’m always enthusiastic about new reads! I’m especially excited to be reading this one with one of my favorite reading buddies Brenda! This feels like an especially poignant novel to read given today’s social climate here in America. We are inundated with school shootings when they used to be so rare that it shook the nation. I find it especially intriguing to be given the side of the shooter, instead of the side of the victims. This was made into a movie, of which I’ve never seen but I’m definitely going to add it to my TBW (to-be-watched, eyyyy).


From Goodreads:

Eva never really wanted to be a mother – and certainly not the mother of the unlovable boy who murdered seven of his fellow high school students, a cafeteria worker, and a much-adored teacher who tried to befriend him, all two days before his sixteenth birthday. Now, two years later, it is time for her to come to terms with marriage, career, family, parenthood, and Kevin’s horrific rampage in a series of startlingly direct correspondences with her estranged husband, Franklin. Uneasy with the sacrifices and social demotion of motherhood from the start, Eva fears that her alarming dislike for her own son may be responsible for driving him so nihilistically off the rails.

Our internet here is quite slow but I’m hoping to get a few Thanksgiving recipes to you as well as a review for Thunderhead by Neal Shusterman!

Have you read We Need to Talk About Kevin, what did you think? Have you seen the movie? What do you and your family have planned for Thanksgiving? Drop me a note in the comments and let me know!! 

21 thoughts on “Can’t Wait Wednesday: We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver!”

  1. That view is stunning. I have watched We Need To Talk About Kevin. It was a lot from his mothers point of view. It is certainly a very intense movie.


  2. I started this book in Jan/ Feb and I am ashamed to say I have not completed it, even though I was liking it. I totally have no explanation for my behavior and I am planning to continue it after I read your post.


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