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Gods Behaving Badly by Marie Phillips
 
Poorly Written, Slow, Pointless
Gods Behaving Badly

Didn't love it, and didn't hate it. The premise of it sounded much better than it actually was.

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer, Annie Barrows
 
Book Club Recommended
Informative, Fun, Interesting
Sweet, quick read.

Enjoyed this read, but didn't feel a connection to any one character. If I would have gotten a deeper connection with one of the characters, I would rated this book higher.

The Help by Kathryn Stockett
 
Book Club Recommended
Insightful, Inspiring, Interesting
Took Me to Mississippi circa 1962

Great book that transports you to Jackson, Mississippi in the middle of the Civil Rights Movement. Very well written and very enjoyable.

 
Slow, Interesting, Boring
Mediocre writing with no depth

I felt this book lacked the depth it could have if it were written better. There were times when I really enjoyed the book, and times when was bored senselss.

 
Book Club Recommended
Interesting, Adventurous, Brilliant
Surprising twists

Was surprised at the end because I thought the book was going in a different direction.

Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah
 
Book Club Recommended
Dramatic, Fun, Beautiful
A Story of BFF's

Loved this look at the lives of best friends and their ups and downs, and really hit close to home and reminded me of my grandma at the end.

 
Book Club Recommended
Adventurous, Scary, Interesting
Kept me guessing

Murder mystery -- didn't guess who the killer was, but did know the "how."

 
Book Club Recommended
Dramatic, Romantic, Interesting
Twisting, Turning Tale

A tale of sisters, secrets and shorthand!

 
Book Club Recommended
Informative, Dramatic, Insightful
Descriptive Historical Drama

Enjoyed this historical fiction. Great descriptive writer, and still not sure if I'm 100% who the painter is!!!!

 
Informative, Slow, Boring
UGH

Too history textbookish.

The Reincarnationist by M. J. Rose
 
Book Club Recommended
Interesting, Adventurous, Insightful
Da Vinci Code-esque look at reincarnation

Not as good as Da Vinci Code, and was disappointed with the ending.

The Burying Place by Brian Freeman
 
Book Club Recommended
Dramatic, Adventurous, Fun
Surprising Who Dun It

Love it when an author can keep me guessing!

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
 
Book Club Recommended
Adventurous, Dramatic, Interesting
The Hunger Games

Had fun reading this book, but never really felt drawn into the book to make me feel like I was there. Although, after the book club discussion, I'll have to say my opinion of the book was raised higher. We had a fun, wonderful discussion.

Little Bee: A Novel by Chris Cleave
 
Book Club Recommended
Dramatic, Insightful, Interesting
A book you will discuss for hours!

Our book club discussed Little Bee HEATEDLY for hours! There were so many different points to discuss and such a broad spectrum for the discussions to go in. I believe we had a great meeting regarding this book.

The Lace Reader: A Novel by Brunonia Barry
 
Book Club Recommended
Interesting, Dramatic, Confusing
Need to have book club discussion first.

 
Book Club Recommended
Dramatic, Insightful, Dark
Every Last One

A beauifully written heart wrenching story about a family's tragedy. Cried multiple times while reading this.

 
Book Club Recommended
Romantic, Interesting, Insightful
Looking At A Relationship on the Same Day For 20 Years

We were split on this book, some loved it, some hated it, some were in the middle. Sometimes it was a bit frustrating and sometimes funny.

Jackdaws by Ken Follett
 
Book Club Recommended
Interesting, Adventurous, Dramatic
Jackdaws

Exciting story of a mission in World War II completed by a group of women spies. Fascinating!

 
Book Club Recommended
Informative, Interesting
Southern Ghosts Hanging Around

This book had a great start, but kind of lost me towards the end. Felt like some of the intriguing parts were too neatly and quickly wrapped up, with not many \\\"ah-ha\\\" moments.

On another note, the author is awesome! Reached out to her through Facebook because we did have a lot of fun for this book club meeting and we tied the book into the experience in many ways. Would love to meet her at a book signing some day.

 
Beautiful, Insightful, Dramatic
Confusing and Slow Moving

Too many stories wrapped into one book. Lost track with all the time hopping. I think if there were less story lines, I would have liked this book better.

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