April’s book club pick was The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick. We came up with the idea of venturing in the the world of graphic novels because another #booknerd’s dad had received this book for Christmas & then left it at her house.

Hugo is thick y’all! Like intimidatingly so. Enough that it sat on the top of my couch for long enough that I kept having to renew it from the library before I got brave enough to open the first page. But when I did, I “read” 75 pages in just over 30 minutes. Gotta love pictures, especially intricate, interesting ones like in Hugo.

The story wasn’t super-duper, over-the-top fasinating to me. A ten year old boy living in a train station & the wonders he encounters there. But the pace of the novel was quick & that kept me coming back for more.

I think it would make for a great movie {clearly it did since Hugo won so many awards}. I’d definitely recommend this as easy light reading. It could be fun to read with children as, I’d imagine,┬áthe photos & story would keep them entertained. I’m interested in seeing the movie now too!