2022 Beyond the Bookends Challenge

Thursday is Book Challenge Time on my blog. They are so many great challenges every year I thought i would spot light One a week.


January Book :

The #1 New York Times bestselling novel and basis for the Academy Award-winning film—a timeless and universal story about the lines we abide by, and the ones we don’t—nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read.

Aibileen is a black maid in 1962 Jackson, Mississippi, who’s always taken orders quietly, but lately she’s unable to hold her bitterness back. Her friend Minny has never held her tongue but now must somehow keep secrets about her employer that leave her speechless. White socialite Skeeter just graduated college. She’s full of ambition, but without a husband, she’s considered a failure.

Together, these seemingly different women join together to write a tell-all book about work as a black maid in the South, that could forever alter their destinies and the life of a small town…

Book Review: ( from Library)

This is one of the most beautifully written books I’ve ever read. It was mesmerizing. It took me a long time to read and can be repetitive at times, but I’m a very slow reader. It’s about about a group of women and their day to day lives in early 1960s Jackson Mississippi alongside the class and racial divides which existed at the time. Friendship, both superficial and genuine, is another strong theme in this book. 

The Movie (DVD):

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