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Book Club Recommended
Informative, Interesting, Insightful
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Our bookclub started out going to see the author speak at a local college. I think that made the book so much more interesting and gave us insights into the book that we normally would not of had.I am not a science oriented person, but the author made the book understandable even to me! I think it's a topic we all should know more about and certainly something that we will see more about in the future.Very well written book. I look forward to seeing more from the author!!

Picking Cotton: Our Memoir of Injustice and Redemption by Jennifer Thompson-Cannino, Ronald Cotton
Book Club Recommended
Inspiring, Dramatic, Interesting
Picking Cotton

I don't usually read non-fiction,so it was a surprise to me when I really started to find this book interesting. It was fairly well written and the true life story kept me wanting to find out the ending!I would highly recommend this for other book clubs because of the great discussions that can come from it!

Book Club Recommended
Insightful, Inspiring, Interesting
The Help

I would say this is one of my all time favorite books!! The plot is addictive-watch out, you won't be able to put the book down once you start it!! I would suggest you have a pen and paper near by so that you can keep track of the characters!!I can't decide which character is my favorite.Love the book!!

Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
Book Club Recommended
Informative, Interesting, Dramatic
Cutting for Stone

I enjoyed the book for the most part but I had some trouble understanding some of the medical terms and some of the culture differences were strange and hard to relate to.Some of the ways that characters related to each other was not believable.

Book Club Recommended
Informative, Insightful, Graphic
Desert Flower

I think it's important for us in America to know what is going on in the rest of the world.I never knew too much about female circumcision, this book certainly explained it all. The details in the book are quite graphic, but since it is still going on in parts of the world we need to be aware of it. This may be a difficult book to discuss.

Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay
Book Club Recommended
Informative, Dramatic, Insightful
Sarah's Key

Our bookclub really enjoyed Sarah's Key. We had a lot of good discussion that came from the questions that were at the end of the book.

Book Club Recommended
Informative, Inspiring, Insightful
In the Sanctuary of Outcasts

Our club really enjoyed this book and had a good discussion about it. We were able to see the author speak at a local college and I saw that the author is a genuine person and very believable! I would reccomend this book for other clubs. I didn't know a lot about leprosy until I read this book.

The Hunger Games (Book 1) by Suzanne Collins
Book Club Recommended
Adventurous, Dramatic, Interesting
the hunger games

Our book club liked this book on the whole and we would reccommend it to others.

The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling
Slow, Gloomy, Boring
The Casual Vacancy

Our book club read it last month and no one would recommend it for anyone else to read!Too many characters, did not keep their attention and was just not worth the time it took to read!

Small Wonder: Essays by Barbara Kingsolver
Book Club Recommended
Interesting, Insightful
Small Wonder: Essays

This is the first time our group did essays and they really seemed to enjoy them. We each chose one of the essays that we enjoyed and that brought of great discussion.

The Thirteenth Tale: A Novel by Diane Setterfield
Book Club Recommended
Brilliant, Interesting, Dramatic
The Thirteenth Tale

We all really liked the book and it had a mystery you couldn't predict!

Book Club Recommended
Informative, Interesting, Fun
The Guernsey Literary Potato Peel Pie Society

I think everyone enjoyed this book. We had great discussion questions(found on line) and one of our club members made a potato peel pie for our snack! She found the recipe on line!

Pay It Forward by Catherine Ryan Hyde
Book Club Recommended
Optimistic, Interesting, Insightful
pay it forward

Our group really enjoyed this book and had a great discussion with it!

Book Club Recommended
Informative, Interesting, Dramatic

The author is such a good writer that she made topic that I normally would not like-interesting!

Book Club Recommended
Insightful, Dramatic, Interesting
The Obituary Writer

This book kept my attention and some of the characters I really liked and others I did not. For some reason this book created a lot more discussion than other books!

Book Club Recommended
Informative, Inspiring, Insightful
I am Malala

This was a good book but at times I was tired of the history. We had very good discussion from this book.

The Nightingale: A Novel by Kristin Hannah
Book Club Recommended
Dramatic, Informative, Inspiring
The Nightengale

I've read quite a few of her books and this was by far her best! Her characters were so real and when she described how cold it was-it made me cold too!

Book Club Recommended
Insightful, Confusing, Slow
Go Set a Watchman

Harper Lee

Book Club Recommended
Insightful, Informative
The Boys in the Bunkhouse

We are reading this because the author is coming to a near by college campus and we're going to see him speak. This is a non-fiction book and is very informative.But the author could have done less details and still gotten his point across.

Longbourn by Jo Baker
Book Club Recommended
Interesting, Slow, Romantic

We really enjoyed the book . It was well written and you really got to know the characters and what their lives would have been like back then!!

Book Club Recommended
Romantic, Interesting
Little Women

An old fashioned story about 4 sisters and how they change as they grow up.

Book Club Recommended
Insightful, Inspiring, Beautiful
Me Before You

This book kept my attention and was well written. It was romantic with a sad ending. It gave our club a lot to discuss!

Lost & Found (Peaks Island) by Jacqueline Sheehan
Book Club Recommended
Interesting, Addictive, Insightful
lost and found

This book was light hearted and was an easy read but it just wasn't my favorite! Some of it was just not believable!

The Hundred Year House

This book was written in 3 sections going back in history. The characters were extremely confusing because some of them overlapped!

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