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Honolulu by Alan Brennert
 
Book Club Recommended
Informative, Interesting, Epic
Honolulu: A Novel

 
Book Club Recommended
Adventurous, Interesting, Informative
Fiction That Reads Like Nonfiction

The Kitchen House: A Novel by Kathleen Grissom
 
Book Club Recommended
Dramatic, Interesting, Insightful
Gripping

Very seldom do I find a book that leaves me wanting more. The characters drew me in and I found myself thinking of them throughout the day. "The Kitchen House" enticed me throughout its entire story, it was never tedious or boring. I want to start it over and read it again!

My Enemy's Cradle by Sara Young
 
Book Club Recommended
Dramatic, Interesting, Inspiring
Caught Off Guard

Wench: A Novel by Dolen Perkins-Valdez
 
Book Club Recommended
Insightful, Dramatic, Informative
Historic Fiction

An insightfully written historical fiction about the pains indured during a very dark period of the United States - slavery.

 
Book Club Recommended
Fun, Inspiring, Optimistic
Light and thoughtful

While reading The Next Thing on My List I kept thinking that my daughter of sixteen would enjoy the storyline. After reading it I created my own list.

The Hunger Games (Book 1) by Suzanne Collins
 
Book Club Recommended
Adventurous, Dramatic, Interesting
One down, two to go!

The Dovekeeper by Alice Hoffman
 
Book Club Recommended
Beautiful, Epic, Informative
A Must Read!

The complexity of the characters and how their relationships became intertwined added to the depth of this historic fiction. It was as though each individual was an integral part of a puzzle that when pieced and woven together a complete story was told. Highly recommend!

 
Book Club Recommended
Fun, Optimistic, Inspiring
A Southern Feel-Good Kind of Read"

While turning the pages of Beth Hoffman’s “Saving CeeCee Honeycut” I could not help but be drawn back to other novels that I have read about strong, colorful characters who lived in the south. Just as “Steele Magnolias”, “The Secret Lives of Bees” and most recently “The Help” made me laugh and cry, “Saving CeeCee Honeycut” did too. The next time I read it I will be poolside, reading out loud in my best southern accent and drinking a long island ice tea!

 
Book Club Recommended
Dramatic, Interesting, Informative
Tragic

 
Book Club Recommended
Informative, Interesting, Adventurous
Survivors!

 
Book Club Recommended
Dark, Graphic, Dramatic
You will never think of "Hansel and Gretel" in the same light

Louise Murphy has taken a classic fairy tale and expounded on the characters. I found myself sympathizing with the villains of my youth. Ms. Murphy’s graphic and poignant story telling paralleled the children’s book in a manner that is believable yet dark and haunting. “The True Story of Hansel and Gretel” epics the Holocaust just as it was – horrific with glimmers of kindness and hope.

 
Book Club Recommended
Port City Black and Whtie

Heft: A Novel by Liz Moore
 
Book Club Recommended
Insightful, Confusing, Addictive
I Love a Book That Makes Me Cry

 
Adventurous, Interesting, Fun
Great Tween Read

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is a blend between modern day and time traveling back to the past. Within it are colorful characters that found a place in my heart allowing me to be their biggest fan and cheering them on during times of chaos and melee. It had a mythical feel to it that would be enjoyed by fans of Harry Potter.

The Shoemaker's Wife: A Novel by Adriana Trigiani
 
Book Club Recommended
Romantic, Beautiful, Inspiring
Not Just a Book - A Beautifully Written Story

“The Shoemaker’s Wife” is a beautifully written story filled with love, longing, sadness and thoughtfulness. Because I fell in love with the Lazzari’s, my hope is that Adriana Trigiani will write about the next generation.

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
 
Book Club Recommended
Beautiful, Interesting, Brilliant
A Circus Like No Other!









Gone Girl: A Novel by Gillian Flynn
 
Dramatic, Dark, Interesting
First 300 pages were very slow

The Language of Flowers: A Novel by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
 
Book Club Recommended
Insightful, Beautiful, Interesting
Slow Start

The Time Keeper by Mitch Albom
 
Book Club Recommended
Insightful, Interesting, Inspiring
A Must Read

I am a sucker for a book that makes me cry and "The Time Keeper" did just that. Mitch Albom is a genius at saying a lot with very few words. This is a curl up on the couch and read a story in its entirety in an afternoon kind of book. Captivating, fast paced and thought provoking. Read it. You will not be disappointed.

 
Book Club Recommended
Dramatic, Interesting, Insightful
A Page Turner

Great book! "The Light Bewteen Oceans" has the perfect amount of characters, twists and turns and highs and lows..

 
Book Club Recommended
Adventurous, Graphic, Dramatic
Survival

The Middlesteins: A Novel by Jami Attenberg
 
Unconvincing, Confusing, Interesting
A Real Downer

 
Book Club Recommended
Interesting, Insightful, Dramatic
A photo tells a thousand words....

Prior to picking up "Rules" I read a review that stated that this reader's original rating would have been a four, but after going back and rereading the prelude they changed their mind and gave it a five. This holds true for me too. Towles wrote a great story with unexpected twists, ah ha moments and ironies. My thought - Often times a photo tells a thousand words....but they are always open for interpretation.

Wish You Well by David Baldacci
 
Inspiring, Optimistic, Insightful
Goof for the Hallmark Channel at Best

Often when I read a book I imagine how it would be portrayed as a movie. While reading "Wish You Well" I could not help but feel that it would never make it to the big screen, but could be found on the Hallmark Channel. It is a sweet book, reminiscent of The Little House on the Prairie series; and had a very different feel from the other David Baldacci books I have read.

The Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsley
 
Book Club Recommended
Romantic, Informative, Interesting
A True Story

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