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Name : Lizz D.

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Adventurous, Dramatic, Interesting
This book was one of my favorites for the year!

I loved this book. It was different from any book I'd ever read, and it sucked me in.

The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
Dramatic, Interesting, Dark
This was one of my favorites of the year.

I loved this book. It was the first book that I read that actually talked about loving books. I loved all the twists and turns. It kept me guessing, and I couldn't put it down!

Inspiring, Informative, Insightful
A great story, it will make you want to act.

This story made me feel like I needed to go to Afghanistan and help. This book was great, up until about the last 20 pages and then there were so many cities, that it got confusing. Other than that, I loved it.

White Oleander by Janet Fitch
Difficult, Pointless, Dark
Makes you appreciate your life

I read this book before I joined the Book Club, so I'm not sure how it would go for discussion. It definitely made me appreciate my life and my childhood so much. I look at the Foster care system in a whole new light. It leaves you with a good message, but is definitely a tough book.

Insightful, Inspiring, Life Changing
This book changed how I view people

This book made me laugh, cry and made me take a look at why I thought I was capable of judging other people. This book is a book about God, but it is not a book about religion. This made so many concepts about God clear, and made me look at a lot of thing in a new light. It will open your eyes.

Fun, Fantastic
The Series Gets Better as it Goes

This first book builds the basis for the Dresden series. While the first book is interesting, the dialogue is rather cliche and the whole time you're getting a grasp on this world. I would compare this series to a grown up Harry Potter.

The books get better the further you go in the series, I just finished the third one, and as Butcher's writing develops the stories get better and better.

Read this if for nothing else than to be able to read the series.

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
Dramatic, Insightful, Beautiful
You never think about the German people

Every book that I had read, never came from the perspective of the German People. I never thought that German people didn't like Hitler, or that children were trying to go up in Germany while all this was going on.

This is a teenage book, so it's a very easy read, but I absolutely loved it.

Life of Pi by Yann Martel
Adventurous, Interesting, Brilliant
Good to the Half Way Point

I was very interested in the concept of this book when I first read about it. That being said, the first half of the book is set up to establish a religious history for the main character, Pi. Once they actually got on the boat it was very interesting. I would say skim the first half, and enjoy the second.

Fun, Interesting, Adventurous
While Interesting, I Kept Waiting

Since I grew up in the 1980's, I'm not sure how accurate this book is of life in the 50's. There was more than once that I laughed out loud.

Even though it's the Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid, I kept waiting for stories about the Thunderbolt Kid, and there were only a few short paragraphs.

It's more an account of growing up in the 50's, rather than a story set in the 50's. Really interesting, just make sure you know what kind of book it is.

In a Sunburned Country by Bill Bryson
Informative, Fun, Adventurous
The Perfect Combination

This book was a perfect combination of history, information, comedy and intrigue. It made me want to never visit Australia because of all the dangerous flora and fauna, but I have such a desire to see all the people and places that he talked about. It does have a couple swear words, if that bothers you. I learned so much about Australia, and my book club will be reading this, this month.

The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch
Inspiring, Insightful, Optimistic
I Don't Know Why I Didn't Love It

Maybe it was the fact that I felt like he was bragging about the way that he lived his life, even though he said that he had a tendancy to brag, it still bothered me.

It did make me think about my life and what I would change, it also made me think about how precious life is.

Unfortunately we read this in my Book Club around a time what a lot of members had sick or dying family members. So it was a little tough to get through for those people.

It was a great short read, it just wasn't one of my favorites.

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