The Dirty Book Club by Lisi Harrison

The Dirty Book Club

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Clique series comes a novel about the importance of friendship, and, of course, the pleasure of a dirty book.M.J. Stark’s life is picture-perfect—she has her dream job as a magazine editor, a sexy doctor boyfriend, and a glamorous life in New York City. But behind her success, there is a debilitating sense of loneliness. So when her boss betrays her and her boyfriend offers her a completely...

Details The Dirty Book Club

TitleThe Dirty Book Club
Release DateMay 22nd, 2018
PublisherGallery Books
GenreFiction, Womens Fiction, Chick Lit, Contemporary, Adult

Reviews The Dirty Book Club

  • Julie
    The Dirty Book Club by Lisi Harrison is a 2017 Gallery Books publication. A lighthearted and often hilarious story about the special bonds of friendship! Now, don’t let the title of this book fool you. This is not an erotic novel, at all. Instead, this is a book about relationships, focusing on the bond between women and true, enduring friendship. The story begins in 1962 with the birth of ‘The Dirty Book Club’. A group of friends, all of ...
  • Carol (Bookaria)
    This is a light-hearted and humorous novel. It follows M.J. leaving her job in New York to move across country to California with her boyfriend. As soon as she settles in she meets their lively and welcoming neighbor Gloria. Days go by and soon after M.J. learns that Gloria has moved to Paris with her lifelong friends and has left behind an invitation to M.J. to attend a mysterious club.This enigmatic meeting turns out to be the setup for a book ...
  • Justin Tate
    Low on book club bonding, high on ritzy girl trifles.
  • Chris Carroll
    Loved it! A delightful, humorous, and even spicy look at women’s relationships today. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Hopefully we all have at lest one friend that we can let loose with and be who we really are. Just tell it like it is and say anything and everything friend. Nothing is held back and all is a sworn to secrecy friend. The strong connection is evident for those that see you together friend.That connection is a big part of this new book. ...
  • Zoe
    Touching story about the importance of friendship and being true to one’s self.
  • Mandy
    Five freaking stars! This book read like Ya-Ya Sisterhood meets Now and Then (two amazing movies). Four best friends made a pact in the 60’s and now it’s a reality. It seems like a sad ending but it’s actually a beautiful beginning for four women, Addie, M.J., Britt, and Jules. These four women become the new Fab Four of the Dirty Book Club. They read nasty books and then discuss it, but the books and the club are just a front for four wome...
  • Chandra Claypool (wherethereadergrows)
    Grab a double chardonnay, a calls glass of Dewars or your dirtiest martini and sit down for this fantastic read about how one group of friends brings together four unlikely women to continue The Dirty Book Club and become life long friends."Share everything together, share nothing when apart."Look - we all have our secrets don't we? But don't we all have that one or two or three people that pretty much know everything or the everything that you c...
  • Robin
    I had to read about 30% of this before I got totally invested in the characters but turned out to be a fun and quick romp about friendships and family relationships. Every once in a while a bit of raunchy content would arise but don't let the title turn you off of reading this. The books read in the club weren't what one would call "dirty"--unless you think Jong's FEAR OF FLYING, 50 SHADES OF GREY, and HOW TO MAKE LOVE LIKE A PORN STAR are on the...
  • The Belle
    There are a few things I dislike:Watching any season of American Horror Story without The Supreme Jessica Lange.A PSL with no whipped cream on top.Waiting for a new season of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.And most importantly . . . being super excited about a book, loving the first few chapters and then . . . hating the rest.I began The Dirty Book Club on a wonderfully quiet Tuesday night. I grabbed my pint of Peanut Butter Swirl Ben & Jer...
  • Wanda
    Probably a three star book with regards to writing & plot, but I really enjoyed the female friendships so I’ve bumped it up by a star.Younger readers may not appreciate the revolutionary nature of the older women’s dirty book club—both the claiming of their sexuality and the realization that societal expectations didn’t need to define their lives. In a world where women are told that a marriage is a greater achievement than a good career ...
  • Lexxie (un)Conventional Bookviews
    This review was originally posted on (un)Conventional Bookviews The Dirty Book Club is all about female friendships and empowerment, and how books may be the way to both! Story: M.J. thought she had it all, but living her life not fully knowing what she wanted didn't make her happy The Dirty Book Club changed all that. At first, she had some awkward interactions with some of the women her own age, but she felt like people in LA were so very diffe...
  • Melissa Rochelle
    Four women who unknowingly need each other are brought together by Gloria Golden and her group of lifelong friends. They grow closer to each other and discover more about themselves over a summer of reading "dirty books".
  • Rena
    3.5 stars You know how you read a book that isn't the most well written, and/or the plot may meander a little bit, but it hits you in the feels anyway? Yeah. This is the book. Something about the characters, the women of this story, captivated me to the point that I may want a sequel. 🤷😀
  • Lexxie (un)Conventional Bookviews
    The Dirty Book Club is all about female friendships and empowerment, and how books may be the way to both!
  • ☆Dani☆ ☆Touch My Spine Book Reviews☆
    I want to give a huge thank you to NetGalley and Gallery Books for providing me with an eARC in exchange for an unbiased and honest review.Synopsis: M.J. is a workaholic trying to hide from her past by burying herself in work. When M.J. gets screwed on a promotion she's been waiting on, she moves suddenly with her boyfriend to his beach cottage in California. M.J. has a hard time coping with lack of employment to keep her mind busy so she has to ...
  • Lauren R.
    I was champing at the bit (read the book and you'll know why I said that) for this book since I first saw it on Goodreads years ago. I was incredibly intrigued by one of my favorite authors from when I was younger writing something that sounded completely opposite. I laughed a lot at the antics of this friend group, especially the scene in the hotel room. I loved the connections to the original DBC and how they chose these girls. Just a really en...
  • Christina
    I am a HUGE fan of Book Clubs. I think everyone should be in one, and I'd be in 20 if I could find enough people to be in them with me. So, this book by bestselling author Lisi Harrison, of YA Monster High and The Clique fame, really caught my eye. A big Thank You to Netgalley and Gallery Books for sending it my way!!The Dirty Book Club starts off by introducing us to a group of girlfriends in the 1960's who start a secret Dirty Book Club. They w...
  • The Blonde Bookworm
    The Dirty Book Club was my first novel by Lisi Harrison, and if the rest of her novels are anything like this one... well then I'm going to need to read them all. Within the first few pages, I was totally hooked. M.J. is such a tragic character and I found myself instantly hoping she would find fast friends and bond to a group just like Gloria's. This novel pulled at my heart and made me think of my best friends constantly. It reminded me so much...
  • Arlene
    Almost gave up on this one. It wasn’t much about a bookclub and nothing dirty about it.
  • Gaele
    Told in 3rd person past, this tale focuses on the lives of the women in the DBC, a group that has been together some forty odd years, and has used the member’s unwillingness and struggles with society’s expectations of what they should be, as they work toward the women they want to be. Few rules are set in stone, but they are all expected to trust one another on their journey to inner peace and love, and that means maintaining friendships and...
  • Kimberley
    I received an ARC of The Dirty Book Club from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Though the title may turn some away, or draw others to it as it were, for very different reasons, there is nothing "dirty" about this book. It's a book about female friendship: its purpose, its benefit, and its place within a very male-centric world. M.J. is at an impasse after an expected promotion takes an unexpected turn. Feeling lost and confused, and st...
  • Carol
    The idea sounded good, but the characters were so lame that I couldn't like any of them, let alone even care about them. Basics: 4 women are drawn together by the former Dirty Book Club members and are to carry on the tradition of monthly dirty books for their meetings. Even the characters didn't want to be there. One thing annoyed me from the start and that was that it took until chapter 9 before we even got to the book club.All the women and mo...
  • Rebecca
    Older generation of women (Gloria, Dot, Liddy, and Marjorie) pass their Dirty Book Club—and its books and rituals—onto a younger generation (M.J., Jules, Britt, and Addie). The premise of this story was intriguing but, overall, I found it too light and fluffy. I would, however, recommend it for those who enjoy lighter reads as there were some touching moments and amusing banter.Thank you to the author, the publisher, and a Bookish Giveaway fo...
  • Kim
    Fun, lighthearted read! Characters were a blast, while being frustrating at times too. I hope the Montreal Young Women’s Book Club - chapter 3 have some interesting discussions with the various twists brought out in this book. Enjoy! 😉
  • Dana Aprigliano (TheVaguelyArticulateReader)
    *I would like to thank NetGalley and Gallery Books for providing me this book in exchange for an honest review.*I haven’t read any books from NetGalley in a while, so I requested this book, The Dirty Book Club by Lisi Harrison, about two weeks ago as a “get me back into reading ARCs” type of read. The Dirty Book Club is a 320-page women’s fiction novel that alternatively flashes back to the 1960s and primarily uses a modern-day narration....
  • Trianna
    2.5/5lol at Lisi being all ~scandalous~with her similies
  • Kristi Elizabeth
    Read all my reviews at: https://brainfartsandbooks.wordpress.comWhen I first got my hands on this book, I was ready to get taken away on a kinky 50 Shades of Fantasy kind of ride. Little did I know, this book would really be a book about friendships, new and old, and the togetherness that help to heal two separate groups of women. M.J. is a magazine editor who moves to California to live with her doctor boyfriend. She meets a spunky older lady na...
  • Kate Puleo Unger
    This book was so fun! Four life-long friends have a book club starting in the 1950s (I think?), and they only read “dirty” books. They’re young women at the start, and they’re trying to learn about sex and be a little bit naughty. It’s terrific. And then there is a new generation, and they hand the book club off to them in a way. I cannot remember the details of the characters or many of the books they read, but I loved the way this boo...
  • Lauri Rottmayer
    I am a big fan of Lisi Harrison's YA series, The Clique, and was excited to be able to read her first foray into adult fiction.Not disappointed! I loved this book. MJ is a New York gal who finds herself living in California with her boyfriend after her boss shares her big promotion with another employee. MJ wasn't willing to share and decided to stop living on the opposite coast of her boyfriend. He lives next door to Gloria whom MJ becomes frien...