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Insightful, Gloomy, Difficult
Oh the agony

Her protagonists are whiny, whiny, whiny.

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
 
Book Club Recommended
Dramatic, Insightful, Beautiful
This thief will steal your heart

 
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Interesting, Inspiring, Dramatic
Wall's resilience is inspiring

 
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Adventurous, Interesting, Informative
insight into Andrew Jackson

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
 
Book Club Recommended
Adventurous, Dramatic, Interesting
Best young adult read since Harry Potter

 
Book Club Recommended
Adventurous, Dramatic, Interesting
A creative and fun plotline

 
Book Club Recommended
Insightful, Dramatic, Interesting
Piccoult has a formula for current news topics

The Help by Kathryn Stockett
 
Book Club Recommended
Insightful, Inspiring, Interesting
Interesting point of views and well written

 
Boring, Inspiring, Slow
She is whiny and self absorbed. Her voice is good, however.

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

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

The Glass Castle: A Memoir by Jeannette Walls
 
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Interesting, Inspiring, Dramatic
Best Book of the last several years

 
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Adventurous, Dramatic, Fun
Loved, but hated the resolution!

 
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Epic, Dramatic, Adventurous
sweeping tale. much better than the mini series

People of the Book: A Novel by Geraldine Brooks
 
Book Club Recommended
Informative, Interesting, Insightful
interesting plot

Life of Pi by Yann Martel
 
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Adventurous, Interesting, Brilliant
interesting tale

 
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Informative, Dramatic, Interesting
beautiful and haunting

 
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Romantic, Fun, Insightful
sweet book that celebrates wisdom of age

Those Who Save Us by Jenna Blum
 
Book Club Recommended
Dramatic, Insightful, Interesting
good book that is unsettling

 
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Dramatic, Interesting, Adventurous
satisfying from different points of view

Unwind by Neal Shusterman
 
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Adventurous, Dramatic, Interesting
YA book with potential real life scenerio themes

 
Slow, Boring, Insightful
scarily realistic but painstaking

The Postmistress by Sarah Blake
 
Book Club Recommended
Interesting, Informative, Dramatic
Good read

 
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Romantic, Fun, Insightful
enjoyable characters

 
Slow, Boring, Insightful
well written, but whiny

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

Room: A Novel by Emma Donoghue
 
Book Club Recommended
Dramatic, Interesting, Insightful
sad but worthwhile read

 
Unconvincing, Slow, Boring
One of my favorite series of all time

Sadly disappointed that this is how this beloved series ends. Poorly plotted.

The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
 
Book Club Recommended
Informative, Insightful, Inspiring
An unwritten history

So much women's history is unwritten. This sheds light on a bit of it.

The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty
 
Book Club Recommended
Interesting, Dramatic, Addictive
Predictable outcome

 
Book Club Recommended
Beautiful, Inspiring, Romantic
Not your typical romance

 
Book Club Recommended
Insightful, Inspiring, Beautiful
Heartbreaking but compelling

And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini
 
Book Club Recommended
Interesting, Insightful, Confusing
Beautifully written

 
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Inspiring, Dramatic, Informative
Active and intense read

Gone Girl: A Novel by Gillian Flynn
 
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Dramatic, Dark, Interesting
Twist and turns mystery

 
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Interesting, Romantic, Beautiful
An interesting life

Defending Jacob: A Novel by William Landay
 
Book Club Recommended
Dramatic, Interesting, Insightful
A decision no parent should have to make

The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty
 
Book Club Recommended
Insightful, Interesting, Informative
History and drama together

 
Book Club Recommended
Informative, Interesting, Insightful
Thank you Henrietta for you!

 
Book Club Recommended
Romantic, Informative, Beautiful
Historical fiction at its finest

Room: A Novel by Emma Donoghue
 
Book Club Recommended
Dramatic, Interesting, Insightful
Not for the faint of heart

The Hunger Games (Book 1) by Suzanne Collins
 
Book Club Recommended
Adventurous, Dramatic, Interesting
Best YA book of 2012

 
Book Club Recommended
Adventurous, Fun, Informative

The Painter: A novel by Peter Heller
 
Book Club Recommended
Difficult, Beautiful, Dark

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
 
Book Club Recommended
Romantic, Insightful, Beautiful

The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
 
Insightful, Gloomy, Brilliant

Those Who Save Us by Jenna Blum
 
Book Club Recommended
Dramatic, Insightful, Interesting

 
Book Club Recommended
Interesting, Slow, Informative

Loving Frank: A Novel by Nancy Horan
 
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Informative, Interesting, Dramatic

 
Book Club Recommended
Beautiful, Insightful, Dramatic
Poignant

Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout
 
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Insightful, Interesting, Gloomy

 
Book Club Recommended
Adventurous, Inspiring, Optimistic
Beautiful voice

A plucky before-her-time protagonist and actual historical events in mid-1950s Chicago make for a great read.

 
Book Club Recommended
Insightful, Inspiring, Beautiful
Great setting and protagonist

A Man Called Ove: A Novel by Fredrik Backman
 
Book Club Recommended
Fun, Insightful, Beautiful
Curmudgeonly protagonist with heart

After You: A Novel by Jojo Moyes
 
Book Club Recommended
Romantic, Insightful, Inspiring
Fun to reconnect with the protagonist!

Calling Me Home: A Novel by Julie Kibler
 
Book Club Recommended
Insightful, Beautiful, Inspiring
An unlikely friendship travels through Jim Crow South

The Rosie Project: A Novel by Graeme Simsion
 
Book Club Recommended
Fun, Interesting, Insightful
Science meets Love

 
Boring, Slow
True story of the Plains

Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
 
Book Club Recommended
Fun, Addictive, Dramatic
Highly engaging character study

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
 
Book Club Recommended
Beautiful, Brilliant, Interesting
Fantasy takes on a ride of a lifetime

 
Book Club Recommended
Dramatic, Interesting, Insightful
Thought provoking look at ethics versus love

The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
 
Book Club Recommended
Informative, Insightful, Inspiring
Epic Friendship

The Martian by Andy Weir
 
Book Club Recommended
Adventurous, Dramatic, Fun
Great story set on Mars

 
Book Club Recommended
Adventurous, Fun, Informative
Adventure on the Appalachian Trail

The Nightingale: A Novel by Kristin Hannah
 
Book Club Recommended
Dramatic, Informative, Inspiring
Poignant and beautifully written

 
Book Club Recommended
Beautiful, Romantic, Insightful
Melodic words

 
Book Club Recommended
Informative, Inspiring, Dramatic
Bold Historical Adventure

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