Free People Book Club: Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins

I looked into all of your suggestions for the book club and decided to pick Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins! I’ve mentioned my love for this author before on the blog, and have always considered doing one of his books, but I actually just happened to re-read jitterbug perfume and felt like the time was right.

Tom Robbins has a way with twisting and spinning words to create vivid scenes that awaken all of your senses. The way that he tells stories is magical, and even the most impossible scenarios seem very real, and very possible. In Skinny Legs and All he convinces you that a can of beans, a spoon and a sock have feelings and can move on their own. And in Jitterbug Perfume he imagines that you can live forever, if you set your mind to it.

The book is quite a ride – I hope you’ll come along with me.
Stay tuned for inspiring quotes and imagery in the coming weeks :)

p.s. for those of you who are new to the book club, click on the library category and you can go back and see posts from previous books like on the road and the perks of being a wallflower.


  1. woah this is so funny i started reading this book a few weeks ago because of an old quote i saw on this blog! =]

  2. umm, so weird. i have been reading it for the past couple weeks from the library! i first read “even cowgirls get the blues” last year and LOVED his way of describing things. i even made some roasted beets the other day, in honor of jitterbug perfume :)

  3. My friend Kailah lent me this book, along with Even Cowgirls Get the Blues, and Tom Robbins immediately became one of my new favourite authors. I LOVE him! hahaha His works are amazing.

  4. This will be my first time reading a FP Book Club book, so I hope it will be available at the library. Can’t wait to start it. It seems like such a fun story by the way you described it! xoxo

  5. I’m so glad you chose this book! I just finished it up a month or two ago so it’ll still be fresh for me. I’m stoked to be able to talk about it with you all! Thanks!!

  6. I LOVE THIS BOOK!!! AND I LOVE that this you are recommending it to others. Right on. This is why this is one of my favorite blogs evahhhh. xoxo

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