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Interesting, Addictive, Informative

Learned more about Truman Capote & his downfall with the swans!

 
Book Club Recommended
Informative, Insightful, Interesting
Very descriptive

Very descriptive about defecting from North Korea & I loved how they think about us Yankees?. Amazing that such a place in the world still exist!

 
Informative, Interesting, Life Changing

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

A great page turner! For a man who never left a hotel and raised a child, it was quite an interesting read.

The Great Alone: A Novel by Kristin Hannah
 
Book Club Recommended
Adventurous, Dramatic, Addictive
Couldn't put the book down!

LOVED, loved, the book! Learned a lot about living off the grid and you felt like you were in Alaska in the bitter cold with all the challenges that went along with it. if you loved reading the Nightingale, you'll love this one too :-)

 
Book Club Recommended
Beautiful, Interesting, Addictive
A good read

Great, interesting read but hard to believe that she raised herself at such a young age. The ending was unexpected so worth reading.

Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover
 
Book Club Recommended
Interesting, Inspiring, Dramatic

Hard to read the abuse she endured by her father and brother but happy that she finally got away from her crazy family.

 
Book Club Recommended
Interesting, Informative, Dramatic
Northern Ireland! You'll want to travel there after reading this book...

I have read all of Ronald Balson's books and this one was a good one too! It takes place in the lush land of Northern Ireland including a good murder mystery, history mixed with fiction and you never know what to expect.You'll find the characters very captivating yet complex and believable. You'll learn about the history of the Shankill Butchers from the Belfast area and the Irish culture in general. A great page tuner for other book clubs-- thumbs up

 
Book Club Recommended
Romantic, Informative, Inspiring
An unforgettable book

A hard book to get thru but a miraculous story of what Lale and Gita had to go thru at the concentration camp of Auschwitz. You wont ever forget this story of how two people held on to hope and love.

 
Book Club Recommended
Informative, Addictive, Interesting
Is Elizabeth Holmes a Sociopath? You decide

She over-promised investors, terrorized her employees with company intimidation tactics (including boyfriend/henchmen Sunny Balwani, COO) whom she hid their relationship, showed a complete disregard for the well-being of patients , committed highly unethical and immoral acts, well yes, it was all about fame & fortune for her and denies any wrong doing. Till this day, she takes NO responsibility for what she did. Let face it, the technology she promised just didn't work. Reporter John Carreyrou from the WSJ brought us the truth & saved many lives. A shocking, chilling true story of greed and wanting to be the next "Steve Jobs".

Pandemic by Robin Cook
 
Book Club Recommended
Informative, Adventurous, Addictive
Jack saves the day!

Interesting story of what can happen if a virus hit NYC and what procedures would be taken. Loved the characters portrayed, Jack the main character who always stood by his ethics, Vinnie his OCME assistant, Wei Zhao, the billionaire from China, Kang-Dao dedicated servant of over 40 years, his son David Zhao and of course the CRISP/CAS9 technology. Great ending of Kang-Dao and David helping Jack. Also after reading this, I want the Lexus LC 500 coupe!

 
Inspiring, Dramatic, Life Changing

Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty
 
Unconvincing, Fun, Interesting

This was my first book by this author and was expecting more. Kind of far-fetched based on the characters and the main character Masha who went completely overboard with her methods of running the health spa.

 
Informative, Interesting, Dark

Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
 
Fun, Addictive, Dramatic

 
Gloomy, Dark, Unconvincing

 
Book Club Recommended
Insightful, Beautiful, Inspiring

Galway Bay by Mary Pat Kelly
 
Book Club Recommended
Informative, Adventurous, Insightful
A Beautiful Read

What can I say about this book??!! A long book of over 500 pages but so worth reading about the great Irish famine in the mid 1800's. A story of a family who survived and miraculously made it to America. You will be engaged with the characters and the overall history of the Irish Catholics.

Jane Eyre (Signet Classics) by Charlotte Bronte
 
Book Club Recommended
Romantic, Inspiring, Beautiful
A lovely classic

A classic romantic novel of love, struggles and heartaches. One of the best novels written and takes you back to a different time where people were proper and acted appropriately.

 
Dark, Difficult, Informative

Wuthering Heights by Ranae Rose, Emily Bronte
 
Adventurous, Gloomy, Dark

Hiroshima Mon Amour by Marguerite Duras
 
Dramatic, Adventurous, Romantic

1984 by George Orwell
 
Dark, Insightful, Dramatic

Scary stuff with big brother watching and how people can be brainwashed through their vile methods.

A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
 
Book Club Recommended
Adventurous, Beautiful, Informative
Beautifully written

Khaled Hosseini effectively narrated the characters beautifully of the emotions of living in Afganistan and the struggles of being a women in this country.

Three Women by Lisa Taddeo
 
Book Club Recommended
Insightful, Interesting, Addictive
Real life experience with three women

3 women, all different stories but the same really. All wanting to feel loved and cared for but seem never to achieve. It starts out slow but as you keep reading, you will understand the comparison. I will never be able to look at Cadbury creme eggs again without a smile--LOL!

 
Book Club Recommended
Informative, Interesting, Insightful
Artifical Intelligence is here to stay

Interesting read about the top companies & how it's changing our culture

The Age of Light: A Novel by Whitney Scharer
 
Book Club Recommended
Addictive, Insightful, Dramatic

 
Informative, Dramatic, Addictive

 
Book Club Recommended
Inspiring, Interesting, Optimistic
Extraordinary Indeed!

So glad I read this book. It is a story of family, love, relationships and even your belief in God. It brought back memories for me attending catholic school and the trials & tribulations you endure as a child. You'll love this book and won't be able to put it down.

 
Insightful, Brilliant, Inspiring

American Dirt: A Novel by Jeanine Cummins
 
Addictive, Dramatic, Adventurous

A book you won’t be able to put down. You’re rooting for Lydia and her son Luca to make it to America!

 
Scary, Dark, Graphic
Wuhan-400 (Coronvirus- Covid-19)?

I read the book outside of my book club as to theories of Koontz predicting COVID-19. Koontz didn't mention or speak of this until Chapter 39, second to the last chapter of the entire book. He wrote that Wuhan-400 was the perfect weapon only affecting human beings and that a Chinese scientist developed the virus at their RDNA labs outside of the city of Wuhan. Well... was it coincidence that now Covid-19 is ravaging the world as we speak? He wrote this in 1981, almost 40 yrs ago, you can be the judge of that but believe this is a work of fiction. He wrote "you can become an infectious carrier only four hours after coming into contact with the virus..... once infected, no one lives more than twenty-four hours".

 
Book Club Recommended
Beautiful, Informative, Interesting
Fantastic vibrant characters

Wow, what an amazing read! You'll learn much about the art of henna and what is was like in1950's India culture. The author makes you feel like you are in the streets Jaipur, Rajasthan and experiencing the culture. The author is Indian and did research before writing the book.

Have your book club see the replay of Alka Joshi interview from the Syossett Public Library:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Dc8ySUgwjo&t=198s

 
Unconvincing, Informative, Poorly Written
I wanted to like this book

Very surprised at the high reviews as this wasn't what I expected. The beginning of the book reminded me of Flowers in the attic and the author's writing was all over the place. No real story line and the ending was abrupt. Would not recommend reading for your book club.

The New American: A Novel by Aharonian Micheline Marcom
 
Book Club Recommended
Life Changing, Insightful, Informative
Very similar to American Dirt

Found the book very similar to American Dirt which my book club already read. A different story line about a Guatemala living in America undocumented deported to his birth of origin and his story of getting back to America.

Becoming by Michelle Obama
 
Book Club Recommended
Inspiring, Insightful, Interesting
Very Insightful

Loved the book and the three parts Becoming, Becoming Us and Becoming more. M Obama wrote her down to earth approach on her early life, meeting Barack & to going to the White House.

 
Book Club Recommended
Insightful, Interesting, Inspiring
Honest story of making a new life

Interesting read on how Deb had to leave Kabul and eventually made it to Mazatlan by finding out this city by a cruise she went on. The author is real in her writing (sometime brutally honest) of her mental illness and how she continues to overcome by finding her "happy place". Would recommend book clubs to read Kabul Beauty School first before reading this one.

 
Book Club Recommended
Adventurous, Interesting

 
Insightful, Beautiful, Inspiring

The Women: A Novel by T.C. Boyle
 
Book Club Recommended
Interesting, Adventurous, Addictive
A Fabulous Read - The Four Women

The troubled life of FLW and his relationships with the women in his life. He was arrogant,unapologetic and lived the way he thought fit. Even so, very interesting read of his life, women, apprenticeships and those who protected him from the paparazzi and bailed him out. If you're a FLW fan, definitely worth the read and discussion with your book clubs.

The Four Winds: A Novel by Kristin Hannah
 
Informative, Inspiring, Gloomy

Another great historical fiction by Hannah. She once again focused on women characters. At first I thought it was very depressing about her childhood and then her marriage but just wait! Elsa strength, determination to give her kids a better life will move you. It is a moving story about the Great Depression/dust bowls and everything they had to endure.

Alias Grace: A Novel by Margaret Atwood
 
Book Club Recommended
Dramatic, Brilliant, Informative
Innocent or Guilty?

A slow start but gets interesting as you get into the story line. This story is inspired by true events and the entire time, you're thinking is Grace guilty or innocence by her talks with with Dr. Simon Jordan. Just discovered that this is a 1 series season on Netflix which I plan on watching to compare the book.

 
Book Club Recommended
Interesting, Addictive, Adventurous
Great 1st book for this author

Great historical fictional novel of past and present writing about an apothecary and the present day modern women.

 
Book Club Recommended
Interesting, Beautiful, Insightful
A Korean's Family Journey

Wow- what an incredible story that is memorable of a family's journey of Korean immigrants that migrated to Japan in the early 1900's. They will face challenges, struggles and love. As the novel is divided into three part; Book I- Gohyang/Hometown 1910-1933, Book II - Motherland 1939-1962 and Book III- Pachinko 1962-1989, you'll grow attached to the characters starting with Sunja, the family matriarch all the way to her grandson Solomon.

 
Book Club Recommended
Informative, Interesting, Adventurous
The sequel to the Henna Artist

A continuation of the sequel of the Henna Artist where the focus is now on Malik; (now living in Shimla) Lakshimi protege who is now educated and ready to embark on his career. His journey begins with meeting Nimmi a widow of 2 children who is illiterate and whom he falls in love with. Lakshimi encourages Malik to go back to Japiur and learn a trade where he encounters those of his past. You'll experience India again and the beauty of the country. Alka Joshi just announced that there will be a 3rd book coming out next year :)

 
Informative, Difficult, Dark
A Deep Dive into the Trump Family

A very disturbing read into the dynamics of the Trump family. Mary Trump, Donald Trump's niece describes her grandfather Fred who enabled his abhorrent behavior at a young age and made him the sociopath he is today. Don't recommend reading for your book club as it would be too political,

The Good Sister: A Novel by Sally Hepworth
 
Book Club Recommended
Dramatic, Dark, Adventurous
Surprise Ending

Very entertaining and a quick read. I loved reading about Fern and her quips to others. Just when you think the story is going one way, it totally changes at the end.. Was a fan of Rocco aka Wally as Fern called him. The ending was abrupt, wish the author would of continued the story but still liked the book.

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