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Name : Kay M.

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

Easy reading and fascinating. Good character development. Based on a true story

The Burgess Boys: A Novel by Elizabeth Strout
Interesting, Slow, Insightful

Book Club Recommended
Informative, Insightful, Interesting
The real Kennedys

This book is a good look at the lives growing up of the Kennedys - from the courtship between Rose and Joe Kennedy through the birth of their children. It focuses on Rosemary who didn't meet up to the high standards of Rose and how Rose used every method to "cure" Rosemary. Rosemary's life is sad but out of it grew a national awareness and f how we approach those with mental impairments.

Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker: A Novel by Jennifer Chiaverini
Informative, Interesting, Slow
Superficial history lesson

Read this only if you are really curious about Mrs. Lincoln. The story of the dressmaker is shallow and I didn't feel any true emotion for her - it felt like she was just there to give a reason for a story about Mrs. Lincoln. The info on the president and the war was brief and I didn't get much depth on it.

What She Left Behind by Ellen Marie Wiseman
Book Club Recommended
Dramatic, Informative, Addictive

Book Club Recommended
Interesting, Fun, Insightful

Book Club Recommended
Interesting, Addictive, Informative

The Life We Bury by Allen Eskens
Book Club Recommended
Dramatic, Addictive, Interesting

A Man Called Ove: A Novel by Fredrik Backman
Book Club Recommended
Fun, Insightful, Beautiful

Commonwealth by Ann Patchett
Interesting, Confusing, Insightful
Boring and confusing

I had a hard time keeping the very many characters straight, especially when the timeline kept changing. Characters were dwelt on for a while that had little impact to the book. The main story was loose, without any compelling action. Most of the characters were just ordinary people with little to contribute. I was bored throughout the book.

Book Club Recommended
Interesting, Dramatic, Insightful

A Gentleman in Moscow by AMOR TOWLES
Beautiful, Brilliant, Insightful
Slow start then better

After all the great reviews I was surprised I was not impressed with this book. I found, especially in the beginning, it to be very slow and hard to get into. I kept with it and liked the ending, but so much of the plot seemed too implausible, even for a book. I found the writing style to be almost arrogant in places.

A Gentleman in Moscow by AMOR TOWLES
Beautiful, Brilliant, Insightful

Book Club Recommended
Informative, Interesting, Dramatic

The Rosie Effect: A Novel by Graeme Simsion
Fun, Interesting, Romantic
The first book was enough

I enjoyed the first book, the Rosie Project, due to its novelty. However, this is just more of the same, but more ridiculous and unbelievable. Leave well enough alone and stop with one successful book.

Book Club Recommended
Adventurous, Dramatic, Interesting

Book Club Recommended
Addictive, Dramatic, Adventurous

Book Club Recommended
Informative, Interesting, Insightful

Dramatic, Informative, Adventurous

City of Girls: A Novel by Elizabeth Gilbert
Fun, Interesting, Adventurous

I haven’t like any of her other books , but decided to try this one. It was fun from the start - as a young nonconformlng woman is sent to NYC to live. She experiences life in all manners of people and accepts them as they accept her. It is written in fun but then does get into the seriousness of what we want in life and what we want to be as a person and friend.

The Huntress: A Novel by Kate Quinn
Adventurous, Dramatic, Interesting

I was getting tired of WW2 books, but This WW2 book is finally different - they go after a criminal after the war is over. Learning about life in Siberia, life as a female Red air bombing squad, attitudes of people after the war was informative and somewhat surprising. Loved it from beginning to end.

A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry
Informative, Dramatic, Life Changing

This Tender Land: A Novel by William Kent Krueger
Book Club Recommended
Adventurous, Beautiful, Inspiring

Addictive, Interesting, Dark

Insightful, Interesting, Dramatic


West with Giraffes: A Novel by Lynda Rutledge
Adventurous, Inspiring, Interesting

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