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Book Club Recommended
Adventurous, Interesting, Inspiring
Wild Wasn\\\'t What I Thought It Would Be

I found this book fascinating in the actual trek but more so in the psychological aspect of her story. This was about hitting rock bottom and clawing your way back to the top, not just a hiking adventure... Although it was that too. It was a life adventure and how, sometimes, to survive, the human spirit must be broken down completely before it can take shape again.

Book Club Recommended
Beautiful, Insightful, Dramatic
All The Light We Cannot See

The book started a little slow and detailed, but don\\\\\\\'t give up! The pace picks up and the characters draw you in. The book is a window into how you can be pulled in by fear and ignorance while others survive through bravery. All in all it is a journey in understanding all sides to a story. The characters give us insight.

The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters
Slow, Boring, Gloomy

Orphan Train by Christine Baker Kline
Book Club Recommended
Informative, Interesting, Insightful
Historical and Painful

I found the book sad, but interesting. A part of our history I knew little about on how foster care has historically caused often more damage than good. This helped me to understand the psychological repercussions.

A Little Life: A Novel by Hanya Yanagihara
Brilliant, Beautiful, Epic
I Might Recommend It

This book WAS beautifully written and brought some understanding to the dark world of those to whom abuse has caused mental illness. I might recommend it to someone who craves understanding the psychie. However the book was so detailed in a repetitive way that the length became prohibitive. That said I I came away with startling insight to what and how childhood abuse could affect an individual and what they must do to get through their little life.

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
Book Club Recommended
Dramatic, Addictive, Interesting
Perspective and Mystery

Although there were times I became aggravated with the main character she helped me gain perspective into certain struggles. The book also offered a good mystery.

Book Club Recommended
Informative, Inspiring, Dramatic
Historic, Emotional, Gripping

A book that grabs you in a story of 2 sisters and their lives in France, particularly during World War II during an occupied France. Their, personalities, their loves, their reaction to their circumstances in a maze of twists and turns. Not a boring moment.

Insightful, Interesting, Informative
It Kept Your Attention

I did want to know what happened next. There was a lot going on to keep my interest, but I struggled because I didn't really like the main character. There were times it was a tad hard to follow. We did get to see some feeling by some of the characters, but it wasn't broad enough. The children should have been feeling a lot, but we never really saw it, making the story feel a little less realistic.

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