Please find the discussion questions for our January 2023 pick, Would I Lie to You? by Aliya Ali-Afzal below! I’d love to hear what you thought of the book.
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I couldn’t believe that this was Aliya’s first published novel! Did her style of storytelling remind you of any other authors whose work you’ve read?
What would you have done in Faiza’s situation? Would you have lied about the emergency fund, or would you have told Tom right from the start? Can you understand why she felt the need to lie?
What did you think about Faiza and Tom’s relationship? Do you think they have a good marriage? What do you think constitutes a good or healthy relationship?
Lies are integral to the plot of this book, they’re right there in the title! Is it ever okay to lie? Are some lies more acceptable than others?
Have you ever felt the pressure to spend money to keep up with others in your social or professional group?
What role does money play in the lives of the women in the book?
Do you think our childhood experiences always impact us as adults? Was it inevitable that Faiza, Farrah, Sam, and James would make decisions based on their childhood experiences and their parents’ lives?
How do you think Faiza navigates her two cultures, and how much is she influenced by other people’s expectations of being in a specific “box”or stereotype?
How would you describe this book if you were selling it to a friend? Do you think you’ll be recommending it to anyone?
Was this book what you expected based on the cover and the blurb? Do you prefer to know what you’re getting into or do you like to be surprised?