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Book Club Recommended
Fun, Unconvincing, Informative
Dead Madonna

I give a blanket thumbs up to all of Ms Houston's books. Some I would rate higher than others, just as I am sure she has her own favorites. I just finished Dead Hot Shot which I enjoyed even more than Dead Madonna. I hope this series goes on for years and years. I would love to see this developed into a long-running TV series.

A Land Remembered by Patrick D., Smith
Book Club Recommended
Adventurous, Informative, Interesting
A Land Remembered

What a great read! The pioneering spirit of the MacIvey family matches those of other early settlers throughout our nation, but Patrick Smith's telling of their story is brilliant. What a page turner. I was totally caught up in the emotion of their stuggle to survive adversity.

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

Although I had difficulty sticking with the story in the beginning, by the time I was a quarter of the way through the book, I could not put it down. A compelling read!

Book Club Recommended
Confusing, Pointless, Boring
No! I Don't Want To Join A Bookclub

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

I loved getting acquainted with all 27 (was it?) characters and enjoyed the epistolary composition of the book. I didn't want the book to end and am sorry Ms Shaffer didn't live longer to write many more books.

True Compass: A Memoir by Senator Edward M. Kennedy
Book Club Recommended
Informative, Inspiring, Brilliant
True Compass:A Memoir

Interesting book giving insight to the personal side of Ted Kennedy and the Kennedy family in general. It gave me an appreciation for his contributions to society through his influence and lifetime of work in government.

Book Club Recommended
Brilliant, Insightful, Inspiring
To Kill A Mockingbird

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
Book Club Recommended
Dramatic, Insightful, Beautiful
The Book Thief

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
Book Club Recommended
Dramatic, Insightful, Beautiful
The Book Thief

I loved the author's use of metaphor, simile, and personification. His descriptions are superb.

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

Book Club Recommended
Dramatic, Interesting, Informative
Year of Wonders

Pope Joan: A Novel by Donna Woolfolk Cross
Book Club Recommended
Dramatic, Informative, Interesting
Pope Joan

Ford County: Stories by John Grisham
Book Club Recommended
Dramatic, Interesting, Insightful
Ford County:Stories

Although I do love well written short stories, Grisham's Ford County didn't quite fulfill my expectations. I much prefer his novels. Not a bad read. Actually, OK for something light, and I did enjoy his character development.

Book Club Recommended
Confusing, Interesting, Insightful
The Imperfectionists

Trying to keep track of characters and their connection to one another was somewhat challenging.

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