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Dramatic, Interesting, Adventurous
Besides the mystery of a missing person, it includes the subject of abuse to women.

It took about 40 pages into the book before I decided I was going to like it. Enjoyed the search for the missing person, but felt the author could have cut out about 100 pages and still meet the desired story line.

Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
 
Difficult, Insightful, Adventurous
Difficult to understand the language

I couldn't get past the way the words were written. I don't like to struggle with words when I read. I did not finish the book because of this

 
Book Club Recommended
Inspiring, Optimistic, Fun
Easy read, likable person?

This was an easy read. We had a good discussion on the main character and if he was likable or not.

 
Book Club Recommended
Fun
Fun to read, historical

This was fun to read because it went through history and I found I couldn't wait to see how the author would incorporate the next historical person into the story. It is not the best writing but is easy to read. We did not have much of a discussion but it was a light book to pick up over the holiday season.

 
Slow, Difficult, Romantic
Hard to read

 
Book Club Recommended
Insightful, Interesting, Dramatic
Good book club discussion

 
Book Club Recommended
Romantic, Informative, Beautiful
Every enjoyed it

This was a simple story. There were 12 memebers at the meeting and they all liked, not loved it.

Powder and Patch by Georgette Heyer
 
Difficult, Confusing
Hard to read because of language

 
Book Club Recommended
Informative, Interesting, Insightful
Learn from this

The author did a lot of research to get us to know about Henrietta as well as the scientific side of her story.

The Memory Palace by Mira Bartok
 
Book Club Recommended
Confusing, Informative, Gloomy
Mental Illness Discussion

My book club questioned if the author had mental illness like her mother, outside of her brain injury. Book did not flow well.

The Tender Bar: A Memoir by J. R. Moehringer
 
Book Club Recommended
Interesting, Insightful, Dramatic
Well written

I like the way he writes and wish he wrote novels. I think I would enjoy them. I did think it was too long and he could of cut some sections out that were not interesting.

Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
 
Book Club Recommended
Dramatic, Informative, Interesting
Long but very good

I enjoyed the beginning and the end, but the middle got too long and dragged. I enjoyed the medical aspect. Most everyone in the book club loved it. Had a discussion on the meaning of the title.

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer, Annie Barrows
 
Book Club Recommended
Informative, Interesting, Fun
Everyone liked the book

Even though it was written as letters, the author wrote a beautiful story. We learned about a place we were not familiar with.

Olive Kitteridge: Fiction by Elizabeth Strout
 
Book Club Recommended
Insightful, Interesting, Gloomy
Fair and dark

Most of the members liked this book, but I did not enjoy it. Didn't follow the characters. I didn't read the last 80 pages. All agreed the main character was not likeable.

 
Book Club Recommended
Informative, Beautiful, Interesting
History Lesson

Everyone enjoyed the book, but it wasn't a favorite. It was interesting to read how they survived in the museum. Very sad about the present day Marina.

 
Book Club Recommended
Interesting, Insightful, Informative
Great discussion

Not everyone in the bookclub will agree on what the right decision should be for the memorial. The writing was very good and I would read more books when she writes them.

Moloka'i: A Novel by Alan Brennert
 
Book Club Recommended
Informative, Inspiring, Interesting
Everyone learned something

Everyone loved the book. They learned about leprosy, something they only read about in the Bible. Enjoyed the hawaiian words throughout the story.

 
Interesting
Read to learn more of JFK Jr\\\'s character

It was an interesting read because I always liked JFK Jr., but it was not a good book club selection. The members liked the book but there wasn\'t much discussion about the book. Nobody cared for the author.

Life After Life: A Novel by Kate Atkinson
 
Interesting, Confusing, Insightful
3 out of 9 finished it

Person who selected it heard it was a good summer read but it was not. Difficult read and confusing. Well written however

 
Book Club Recommended
Dramatic, Adventurous, Interesting
Good mystery

Everyone enjoyed the book, and thought the writing was good. Living in NC and the setting of the book being in NC made it fun to read. Ending was somewhat disappointing.

The Pecan Man by Cassie Dandridge Selleck
 
Book Club Recommended
Insightful, Dramatic, Interesting
Inspiring

Strong main character. Interesting character interactions. Easy to read.

The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes
 
Book Club Recommended
Insightful, Slow, Pointless
Excellent writing

Loved the way he expressed his thoughts on life.

 
Book Club Recommended
Interesting, Romantic, Beautiful

Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
 
Book Club Recommended
Informative, Interesting, Insightful
Three 'I's

Everyone liked the book and the characters. Interesting to learn about the historic orphan train.

 
Book Club Recommended
Romantic, Fun
Romance novel

The author came to the meeting because the host was friend's with her. This made it interesting as we asked her how she came about writing romance novels. This is her first novel. It is better than the romance novels I read in the past as the story line was entertaining and insightful. This is a fast read and good for those that like romance novels.

The Silent Sister: A Novel by Diane Chamberlain
 
Book Club Recommended
Dramatic, Interesting, Addictive

 
Insightful, Dramatic, Interesting
Too depressing to discuss

Everything was a downer, no bright spots. This will not put anyone in a happy mood at a book club.

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

Everyone in book club liked it. Good descriptive characters. Kept you wanting to find out what happened at school function.

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

Emotional, funny, inspiring story. Everyone in the book club loved the book, especially the character Ove.

 
Romantic, Inspiring, Insightful
Like a romance novel

Didn't know it at the time the book was selected but this is like a romance novel, simplistic and predictable. The location the story took place in seemed nice. Everyone liked the book but there wasn't much of a discussion.

Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah
 
Dramatic, Insightful, Informative
Winter Garden

Kristin Hannah is one of our favorite authors, but most of us could not finish this book. Story was not interesting enough and hard to follow.

 
Book Club Recommended
Interesting, Fun, Insightful
Good for book lovers

Everyone liked it. Both sad and happy parts. All wanted to go to a bookstore like that

 
Fun, Unconvincing, Pointless
Funny but sad

Story was unrealistic. Thought author was trying too hard to be funny. Story line was not funny.

The Accidental Book Club by Jennifer Scott
 
Book Club Recommended
Life Changing, Optimistic, Fun
Book club story

Everyone liked this book as it was about a book club. Some related to the characters so they liked it more. Author should have developed more of the characters to make the book more interesting.

Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger
 
Book Club Recommended
Insightful, Dramatic, Inspiring
Excellent writing

William is a great writer and we look forward to his next book. Most were able to figure out who did it. Story flowed well.

Lab Girl by Hope Jahren
 
Informative, Interesting, Inspiring

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