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Book Club Recommended
Romantic, Interesting, Beautiful
Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter

Fun book set in Italy in 1962 and present day Hollywood with a few years intertwined in between. Richard Burton (yes, THAT Richard Burton) is a character in this novel. Easy read - a beach book or to take on a trip. Out book club really enjoyed it.

Reconstructing Amelia: A Novel by Kimberly McCreight
 
Book Club Recommended
Dramatic, Interesting, Insightful

 
Book Club Recommended
Fun, Interesting, Adventurous
The Divers Clothes Lie Empty

Fun, fast read about a young thirty-something woman who goes on a solo adventure to Morocco to escape her recent painful past. The book is written in the second person referring to the protagonist as "you", allowing the reader to become the central character in this novel.

Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty
 
Slow, Interesting, Dramatic
I Couldn't Pick It Up

Our club previously read Liane Moriarty's "Big Little Lies" which was a fantastic read. This was a very slow read and definitely not a book that I simply couldn't put down. There was good character development, but the plot dragged and the ending was anti-climatic.

 
Book Club Recommended
Fun, Brilliant, Difficult
Lincoln In The Bardo

This is a fun and unusual book. The book is based on historical fact - the death of President Lincoln's son, Willie - woven with some very creative fiction - most of the characters are ghosts. It's a small snapshot of Lincoln struggling with and grieving for his young son's death while at the same time having to lead the country during the Civil War. The ghosts swirl around the cemetery where Willie is buried, a few interacting with him, many interacting with each other, while most ponder their current state and why and how they arrived in their 'sick-boxes'.

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