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Book Club Recommended
Informative, Difficult, Dramatic
Realistic

7.5 out of 10. Most members really liked it. Realistic actions and interactions of characters. Good discussion about adoption and how adopted children grapple with birth and adoptive parents.

Gilead: A Novel by Marilynne Robinson
 
Book Club Recommended
Slow, Insightful, Beautiful
thoughtful and well written

On scale of 1-10, our book club rated it 8.5. Interested in reading the other books in her trilogy about Jack Boughton and Lila Ames.

11/22/63: A Novel by Stephen King
 
Book Club Recommended
Interesting, Informative, Dramatic
Enjoyable read

Average rating by our book club = 8.08
Longer than our usual books but a quick read

 
Book Club Recommended
Informative, Slow, Boring
well written

Average rating by our book club = 8.5

Finding Baby Ruth by Sara Hoffman
 
Book Club Recommended
Interesting, Insightful, Informative

Our book club had the privilege of having the author in attendance at our meeting. Most liked the book better after learning about the author's research and personal connection to the story. 7.4 out of 10.

The Dress Thief by Natalie Meg Evans
 
Book Club Recommended

Average rating by our book club = 6.8

 
Book Club Recommended
Dramatic, Interesting, Addictive
long but worth the read

Average rating by our book club = 7.5

The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
 
Book Club Recommended
Dark, Interesting, Dramatic

Average rating by our book club = 6.66

 
Book Club Recommended
Adventurous, Romantic, Graphic

Average rating by our book club = 8.5

Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
 
Book Club Recommended
Fun, Addictive, Dramatic

Average rating by our book club = 7.9

 
Book Club Recommended
Interesting, Dramatic, Insightful
good discussion

Average rating by our book club = 7.63

 
Book Club Recommended
Informative, Interesting, Dark
well written

average rating by our group was 8.5 out of 10

CIRCE by Madeline Miller
 
Book Club Recommended
Adventurous, Epic, Interesting

Rated 8.64 out of 10

 
Book Club Recommended
Informative, Interesting, Insightful
well written

Our book club gave it an average rating of 8.32 out of 10. Well researched and we went away wanting to know more about the real life events.

I Was Anastasia: A Novel by Ariel Lawhon
 
Book Club Recommended
Interesting, Confusing, Informative
well written with interesting timeline

average rating of 7.95 out of 10. Most members liked the way the author laid out the reverse time line and how the 2 stories came together.

Unsheltered: A Novel by Barbara Kingsolver
 
Book Club Recommended
Slow, Informative, Interesting
well written and researched

our book club gave an average rating of 7 out of 10. not liked as well as other Barbara Kingsolver books

Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
 
Book Club Recommended
Interesting, Insightful, Dark
apocalyptic yet intriguing

the average rating was 7.5. many of our members liked the story

An Unseemly Wife by E.B. Moore
 
Book Club Recommended
Informative, Interesting, Adventurous
good discussion

members rated book 7.45 out of 10. Some did not like the ending but books based on true stories don't always end tied up in neat little bows.

America's First Daughter: A Novel by Stephanie Dray, Laura Kamoie
 
Book Club Recommended
Informative, Interesting, Insightful
great discussion

Rated 9 out of 10. Thoroughly enjoyed by all members of the club. Lots to talk about.

The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides
 
Book Club Recommended
Addictive, Interesting, Dramatic

Rated 8.5 out of 10. Suspenseful thriller with lots to talk about

The Dutch House: A Novel by Ann Patchett
 
Book Club Recommended
Insightful, Interesting, Brilliant

Rated 8.16 out of 10. Readers loved the audio book version read by Tom Hanks.

 
Book Club Recommended
Interesting, Fun, Insightful
good discussion

Rated 8.6 out of 10. Funny and well written. Sad undertones.

The 19th Wife: A Novel by David Ebershoff
 
Book Club Recommended
Informative, Interesting, Insightful
good discussion

Rated 8.0 out of 10. A bit confusing the way it was written. Blended fictional stories with real historical events and people.

A Gentleman in Moscow by AMOR TOWLES
 
Book Club Recommended
Beautiful, Brilliant, Insightful
good discussion

Rated 8.0 out of 10. Well written. Readers preferred reading the book to listening to it. Confusing for audio book listeners. Lots of character names to keep straight and the jumps around in time made it hard to follow. Loved the story.

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