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Book Club Recommended
Fun, Interesting, Inspiring
Loved the Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons

Loved the book because there is something for just about everyone. Loved the relationships between the diverse women. Looking fwd to our bookclub's discussion.

 
Boring, Inspiring, Slow
I just didn't get it...

I just didn't get all the hype over this book. I found it boring and difficult to get through.

The Beach House by Jane Green
 
Book Club Recommended
Fun, Romantic, Optimistic
Slow beginning...

Good book. Easy summer read. I thought the beginning took too long for the author to establish the characters and bring the plot together (when they all come together in Nantucket). It touched on a variety of life issues... marriage, infidelity, death...etc. After the slow beginning...I ended up really liking the book.

Sarah's Key by Tatiana De Rosnay
 
Book Club Recommended
Informative, Dramatic, Insightful
Great book!

Great book. I didn't want to put this book down. It went back and forth from 1942 and 2006 between two stories that were unrelated until the character in 2006, a journalist was assigned to write a story about the Vel' de Hiv. She becomes obsessed with finding out what happened to Sarah, one of the French Jewish children that was rounded up in 1942. Very moving story and an important one not to forget. This is a story that will stick with me forever.

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer, Annie Barrows
 
Book Club Recommended
Informative, Fun, Interesting
I enjoyed this book...

I enjoyed this book. It related to the occupations that took place during WWII... similar to Sarah's KEy. It was about a group of neighbors that relied on each other while their island was taken over by the occupation by getting together under the premise that they are a literary club.

 
Book Club Recommended
Inspiring, Beautiful, Fun
We enjoyed this book...

Our bookclub enjoyed this book. Everyone liked the way the author used cooking to invoke emotions and make you connect with the story. I enjoyed the relationships between the characters. We also enjoyed a great phone interview with the author, Erica Bauermeister. She was gracious, funny and encouraging. We look fwd to her next book.

 
Book Club Recommended
Dramatic, Insightful, Interesting
Very moving story...

Really liked this book. Compelling story of a mother that has a child, Anna, to save her child, Kate who has a rare leukemia. Very moving book. I look fwd to our discussion this wed.

 
Book Club Recommended
I liked it

I liked it but was expecting it to be better.

The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
 
Book Club Recommended
Insightful, Dramatic, Inspiring
Our first book club selection...

Our first book club selection for our new book club! We all really enjoyed this book.

The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
 
Book Club Recommended
Dramatic, Interesting, Dark
It was just okay...

Was okay. Not my favorite. I skimmed through alot so I could get to the end for bookclub! Although i thought it was just okay there were several members that really enjoyed this book, which is why I gave it a thumbs up.

 
Book Club Recommended
Informative, Dramatic, Interesting
A moving story

I felt the beginning was slow but 1/2 way through the book i couldn't put it down. I wanted to read the next chapter. It was very interesting and moving. Should make for good discussions at the meeting about roles of women/wives.

Seduction of Water by Carol Goodman
 
Book Club Recommended
Interesting, Dramatic, Adventurous
Seduction of Water

I had a hard time reading this and quit at about page 100 due to things going on. Well, i am so glad i picked it back up! Once it got going it was good. Slow to start, but it picks up and ends up to be a good read.

 
Book Club Recommended
Inspiring, Insightful, Beautiful
The Art of Racing in the Rain

Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah
 
Book Club Recommended
Dramatic, Fun, Beautiful
Firefly Lane

The Help by Kathryn Stockett
 
Book Club Recommended
Insightful, Inspiring, Interesting
The Help

Our bookclub enjoyed this book and it made for good discussion as we were all different ages during the 60's. It averaged 3.5 stars with our bookclub.

 
Informative, Interesting, Insightful

The Good Daughter: A Novel by Karin Slaughter
 
Addictive, Graphic, Dramatic

Case Histories: A Novel by Kate Atkinson
 
Interesting, Confusing, Brilliant

 
Addictive, Dramatic, Adventurous

Necessary Lies: A Novel by Diane Chamberlain
 
Informative, Insightful, Dramatic

 
Dramatic, Interesting, Insightful

The Letter by Kathryn Hughes
 
Romantic, Addictive, Optimistic

 
Dramatic, Interesting, Insightful

The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult
 
Dramatic, Interesting, Insightful

After You: A Novel by Jojo Moyes
 
Romantic, Insightful, Inspiring

The Wedding Dress by Rachel Hauck
 
Romantic, Interesting, Slow

Ladies' Night by Mary Kay Andrews
 
Fun, Optimistic, Insightful

 
Beautiful, Insightful, Dramatic

Bird Box: A Novel by Josh Malerman
 
Dramatic, Interesting, Adventurous

Left Neglected by Lisa Genova
 
Informative, Inspiring, Interesting

Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
 
Informative, Interesting, Insightful

Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith
 
Dark, Adventurous, Informative

 
Insightful, Inspiring, Beautiful

Defending Jacob: A Novel by William Landay
 
Dramatic, Interesting, Insightful

The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty
 
Interesting, Dramatic, Addictive

 
Informative, Insightful, Interesting

 
Fun, Interesting, Adventurous

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

Savannah Breeze: A Novel by Mary Kay Andrews
 
Romantic, Pointless, Boring

 
Adventurous, Addictive

Sing You Home: A Novel by Jodi Picoult
 
Insightful, Informative, Interesting

State of Wonder: A Novel by Ann Patchett
 
Adventurous, Interesting, Dramatic

The Last Werewolf by Glen Duncan
 

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
 
Dramatic, Insightful, Beautiful

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

 
Inspiring, Beautiful, Insightful

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