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

 
Optimistic, Inspiring, Fun
Redbird Christmas

The Lifeboat: A Novel by Charlotte Rogan
 
Book Club Recommended
Dramatic, Poorly Written, Insightful
The Lifeboat

 
Book Club Recommended
Romantic, Beautiful, Dramatic
The Bungalow

What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty
 
Book Club Recommended
Fun, Insightful, Interesting
What Alice Forgot

 
Book Club Recommended
Adventurous, Inspiring, Interesting
Enjoyable

On the Island by Ms. Tracey L. Garvis Graves
 
Book Club Recommended
Romantic, Optimistic, Adventurous
loved it

Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah
 
Book Club Recommended
Dramatic, Fun, Beautiful
FIREFLY LANE

The Peach Keeper: A Novel by Sarah Addison Allen
 
Book Club Recommended
Fun, Romantic, Beautiful
Peach Keeper

 
Book Club Recommended
Dramatic, Interesting, Dark
A land more kind than home

 
Book Club Recommended
Informative, Dramatic, Insightful
The Heretic\'s Daughter

 
Book Club Recommended
Romantic, Informative, Beautiful
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet

 
Book Club Recommended
Insightful, Inspiring, Interesting
The Help

 
Book Club Recommended
Parchment of Leaves

 
Confusing, Slow, Interesting
The Tiger's Wife

 
Persuasion

Atonement by Ian McEwan
 
Book Club Recommended
Slow, Dramatic, Difficult
Atonement

Defending Jacob: A Novel by William Landay
 
Book Club Recommended
Dramatic, Interesting, Insightful
Defending Jacob

 
Book Club Recommended
Silver Linigs Playbook

Our book club enjoyed this book and gave it an overall rating of 4/5. The most common theme was the fact that it was thought provoking and sparked discussion.

The Kitchen House: A Novel by Kathleen Grissom
 
Book Club Recommended
Dramatic, Interesting, Insightful
The Kitchen House

I found this book to be stereotypical and a ltitle too tragic.

 
Book Club Recommended
World War Z

Life After Life: A Novel by Kate Atkinson
 
Confusing, Slow, Boring
Life After Life

 
Book Club Recommended
Interesting, Insightful, Optimistic
Another Piece of my heart

Found myself not being able to put it down

The Glass Castle: A Memoir by Jeannette Walls
 
Book Club Recommended
Interesting, Inspiring, Dramatic
The Glass Castle

Thoroughly enjoyed the book-thought provoking

 
Book Club Recommended
Dramatic, Interesting, Insightful
Light between the oceans

Great discussion at the book club meeting

 
Book Club Recommended
Romantic, Interesting, Beautiful
Beautiful Ruins

Thoroughly enjoyed the book. The descriptive language used transformed me to Italy every time I opened the book.

The Language of Flowers: A Novel by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
 
Book Club Recommended
Insightful, Beautiful, Interesting
The Language Of Flowers

I began the book eager to soak up the beautiful work, but ended not quite as impressed.

 
Book Club Recommended
The Blessings of the Animals

Our book club enjoyed this book and it made for a wonderful discussion. The book pulls you in at the very beginning causing you to devour the pages and leaves you breathless at the end.

 
Book Club Recommended
Romantic, Interesting, Insightful
A movement of stars

It was slow start but became more interesting. I found it a little unbelieveable, but still enjoyed.

The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty
 
Book Club Recommended
Interesting, Dramatic, Addictive
The Husband's Secret

Our book club all agreed we liked the book, but felt some elements were unnecessary; specifically the story line involving Tess. But we recommend it as an enjoyable and dramatic read with a unique twist in an old age question of who you can trust.

The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers
 
Interesting, Dramatic, Insightful
The Heart is a Lonely Hunter

I wanted to enjoy this book, but I found it gloomy and pointless. The book is well written and I assume that is why it is critically acclaimed. It leaves you in a place most would never voluntarily go; a place with no hope.

 
Book Club Recommended
The Last Camelia

 
Book Club Recommended
Dark, Slow, Dramatic
The Goldfinch

The Healing by Jonathan Odell
 
Interesting, Insightful, Dramatic
The Healing

 
Book Club Recommended
Adventurous, Interesting, Slow
When the Emperor was Divine

Overall I enjoyed the book, but felt that it was written like a newspaper article and not as enjoyable as it could have been

 
Book Club Recommended
Insightful, Inspiring, Beautiful
Me Before You

Heartbreakingly good. My entire book club enjoyed it.

 
Book Club Recommended
Adventurous, Dramatic, Fun
The Martian

After we all got past the language our book club found this one hard to put down. You will find yourself in the stands cheering him on.

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
 
Book Club Recommended
Dramatic, Insightful, Beautiful

 
Book Club Recommended
Slow, Fun, Insightful
The Vacationers

Well written and highly recommended.

The Silent Wife: A Novel by A. S. A. Harrison
 
Book Club Recommended
Dark, Dramatic, Slow
The Silent Wife

I enjoyed it, but I enjoyed Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn more.

The Other Story: A Novel by Tatiana de Rosnay
 
Slow, Unconvincing, Pointless
The Other Story

I found this book very hard to get involved with and didn't like it all. This really upset me as I thoroughly enjoyed Sarah's Key by this author.

 
Book Club Recommended
Interesting, Fun, Insightful
The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry

I enjoyed this book and liked the literary references throughout.

A Paris Apartment by Michelle Gable
 
Book Club Recommended
Interesting, Informative, Addictive
A Paris Apartment

I felt this book was beautifully done and was very interesting. I recommend it to tall.

 
Book Club Recommended
Romantic, Gloomy, Informative
The Girl you Left Behind

I did not like this book as much as Me Before You.

While Beauty Slept by Elizabeth Blackwell
 
Book Club Recommended
Romantic, Fantastic, Fun

The Patron Saint of Ugly by Marie Manilla
 
Book Club Recommended
Insightful, Fun, Dramatic
The Patron Saint of Ugly

I enjoyed this book, but I did find it predictable. Took me awhile to want to finish it.

 
Book Club Recommended
Unconvincing, Slow
Claire of the sea light

I felt this book overall was disconnected. It was just a bunch of short stories to me that never quite connected on a "novel" level.

The Aviator's Wife: A Novel by Melanie Benjamin
 
Book Club Recommended
Informative, Interesting, Insightful
The Avaitor\\\'s Wife

My favorite line is “What need was there for words, when we had just shared the sky?” To me that expresses everything the book is---The Sky! The craziness of flying with love intertwined. The book is an exhilarating ride I have no desire to get off of. You feel every twist, turn, dip, and emotion with her.

The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
 
Book Club Recommended
Informative, Insightful, Inspiring
The Invention of Wings

I feel that I have read this story before and I didn't really experience a fresh look at this topic from the author.

The Martian by Andy Weir
 
Book Club Recommended
Adventurous, Dramatic, Fun
The Martian

Thoroughly enjoyed this book. It was well written and a very fun read. I highly recommend it to all.

The Art of Hearing Heartbeats by Jan-Philipp Sendker
 
Book Club Recommended
Beautiful, Romantic, Inspiring
The Art of Hearing Heartbeats

A beautifully written novel that elicits all different type of emotions throughout the wonderful journey.

 
Book Club Recommended
Interesting, Dramatic, Scary
Help for the Haunted

This book never really connected for me, even though it was well written (reasoning for 3 stars), I just didn\\\'t feel the need to bother with ever turning the page. It might be that supernatural beings/forces has never been my thing. Not sure, I just wasn\\\'t a huge fan.

 
Book Club Recommended
Interesting, Unconvincing, Informative
Before I go to Sleep

This book was a page turner and an easy read. I only wished that the book did not end where it did and allowed at least one more day.

Hannah Coulter by Wendell Berry
 
Book Club Recommended
Beautiful, Optimistic, Insightful
Hannah Coulter

This book is beautiful and I was able to get lost in the prose and imagery that Wendell Berry created. What I found most surprising was the author’s ability to write a female perspective so true to form. I was able to relate to several different passages and found myself thinking that the book was true to life. For a piece of Fiction, it read like a diary and to accomplish that is definitely no small task. My favorite line from the book which caused me to pause can be found on page 83: “Most people now are looking for ‘a better place’, which means that a lot of them will end up in a worse one.” This line rang so true for me and I found it especially relevant to today’s societal need for want of what our neighbor has.

The Conditions of Love by Dale M. Kushner
 
Book Club Recommended
Dramatic, Slow, Beautiful

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
 
Book Club Recommended
Dramatic, Interesting, Dark

 
Slow, Unconvincing
The Secret Intensity of Everyday Life

I never really got into this book. It seemed pointless and mundane. I didn't find anything intense about the everyday lives of the characters.

 
Book Club Recommended
Adventurous, Dramatic, Interesting
The Ocean at the End of the Lane

Enjoyed the prose and quick read, just a little hard to follow. I would have liked more development with the story.

 
Book Club Recommended
Dramatic, Life Changing, Insightful

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

This was a hauntingly beautiful novel. It was a captivating read that gave an unglamorous view of the resistance in France during WWII.

 
Insightful, Interesting, Pointless

A Touch of Stardust by Kate Alcott
 
Slow, Boring, Romantic

 
Book Club Recommended
Beautiful, Insightful, Dramatic

Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger
 
Book Club Recommended
Insightful, Dramatic, Inspiring

 
Dramatic, Dark, Interesting

 
Book Club Recommended
Insightful, Dramatic, Interesting

The Rosie Project: A Novel by Graeme Simsion
 
Book Club Recommended
Fun, Insightful, Interesting

 
Fun, Interesting, Adventurous

 
Book Club Recommended
Fun, Optimistic, Interesting

 
Book Club Recommended
Insightful, Informative, Interesting

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