Final Questions: The Cuckoo’s Calling

Whew, long time no read, huh! I guess I took a little break from reading while I have been super busy with everything from work to baby showers to weddings to football. I hope you all don’t feel too left behind here… not my intention at all!

I finished Cuckoo’s Calling last night and what a book! I have only read 1 other “mystery” “thriller” before – Gone Girl (has anyone seen it?!) – so it was interesting to read another one! I thoroughly enjoyed it, although it was a bit longer than I had expected. That’s the problem when you buy books on your Kindle before seeing them in person. You never know how long they are in real life!

So for those who read it –

  1. What would you rate it out of 5 stars?
  2. Did you think it was a suicide or murder throughout the book?
  3. If you thought it was murder, who did you think committed it?
  4. Were you surprised at the ending?
  5. I’ve heard this book is the beginning of a series of 7 books about Cormoran Strike, will you read others?

Instead of numbered discussion questions for each 1/3 of the book, I’m trying to figure out a new format for book club questions. We don’t have a very large amount of participation so I’m trying to find the right recipe for success and why we might not get comments. Is it that questions were posted Fridays? Should we not discuss the book in sections of 3’s? Are the books not being read? Please post any suggestions you might have in the comments below. I’d really like to make this the best book club it can be so all feedback is encouraged and accepted!

Voting for the next book club book will be up by Wednesday. Be sure to submit suggestions here!


  1. Veronica October 7, 2014

    hi Rachel! I appreciate you working to see how we can make the most of this blogger book club. I have previously been a member of a book club that gave each member the opportunity to pick & lead a book discussion. Maybe facilitating a book club along that same structure will more fully engage everyone? Admittedly I didn’t read this book because I had other books on my list I wanted to get to first…wonder if anyone else is feeling the same way. Regardless, I am still following along!

  2. Mali October 8, 2014

    Okay, I’m totally guilty of not reading this book (and it was my suggestion!). I really wanted to be able to get into it, but I struggled from the start and when school started up in early September, I couldn’t keep up. I need to keep myself more accountable with that – but as far as suggestions for success, I think lighter reads better suit a busy lifestyle than ones you have to keep track of. I vow to be better with the next book!

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