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Gone Girl: A Novel by Gillian Flynn
 
Book Club Recommended
Dramatic, Dark, Interesting

 
Book Club Recommended
Informative, Interesting, Insightful

 
Fun, Interesting, Adventurous

Quirky

 
Book Club Recommended
Informative, Inspiring, Insightful
I am Malala

If you want to read Malala's story from her own 16-year-old perspective, then you will enjoy this book. It reminded me of Anne Frank's diary in that it was told by a young girl and juxtaposes historical events with the daily life of a young girl (arguing with her brother, disagreements with friends, studying for exams). I found the book to be both informative and charming in that it was obviously written from Malala's own perspective.

Alone: Orphaned on the Ocean by Richard Logan, Tere Duperrault Fassbender
 
Poorly Written, Confusing
What a mess!

I think I recall hearing that the survivor in this true account hired an acquaintance to write this book...that was a HUGE mistake! I saw the survivor, who is now a grown woman, interviewed on the Today show and her interview was so intriguing that our club decided to read the book. It reads as though it was written by a slacker who could not be bothered to find (or take the advice of) an editor! This could have, and should have, been better written!

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
 
Beautiful, Interesting, Brilliant

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

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

Conversion by Katherine Howe
 
Book Club Recommended
Interesting, Addictive, Informative

The Round House: A Novel by Louise Erdrich
 
Book Club Recommended
Insightful, Informative, Interesting

Moloka'i: A Novel by Alan Brennert
 
Book Club Recommended
Informative, Inspiring, Interesting

Vinegar Hill (P.S.) by A. Manette Ansay
 
Dark, Gloomy, Unconvincing

 
Book Club Recommended
Insightful, Interesting, Informative

 
Book Club Recommended
Insightful, Interesting, Slow

I enjoyed this book so much! It is said that Harper Lee wrote "Go Set A Watchman" before penning "To Kill A Mockingbird." Her writing style did evolve with experience, but I enjoyed "Watchman" for what it is as a story. I think it rings true to many themes humans see in life: disappointment, racism, love, etc.

The Nest by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney
 
Interesting, Dramatic, Fun

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