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The Shack by William P. Young
 
Insightful, Inspiring, Life Changing
FANTASY LAND!

A little too "fantasy-land" for me.

The Book of Ruth by Jane Hamilton
 
Book Club Recommended
Dramatic, Brilliant, Beautiful
Excellent book!

Loved this book.

The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
 
Book Club Recommended
Romantic, Interesting, Beautiful
Keep reading!

This book was difficult to understand at first. Several of our club members actually gave up. But keep with it, once you dig into it, it becomes a beautiful, sad love story.

Cane River by Lalita Tademy
 
Book Club Recommended
Insightful, Interesting, Dramatic
Sad but true

Hard to believe this is a true story. It became hard to follow because there were so many characters.

The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks
 
Book Club Recommended
Romantic, Beautiful, Fantastic
Yummy romance

Such a romance, but have some tissues ready at hand!

Knit Two by Kate Jacobs
 
Slow, Inspiring, Adventurous
Major disappointment!

Members of our club loved The Friday Night Knitting Club so much, we decided to read the sequel as a group. Yuck! No one in our club liked the book at all. Too much going on with too many characters, and way too long. Would not recommend to anyone!

 
Insightful, Beautiful, Inspiring
blah blah blah

i wasn't impressed. it was boring and seemed like it didn't have a point.

 
Inspiring, Informative, Insightful
just ok

this book was difficult to read because of all the foreign words. also, it was very long and reads like more of a factual informative book than the inspiring story it could be like.

While My Sister Sleeps by Barbara Delinsky
 
Book Club Recommended
Romantic, Insightful, Slow
good read

this book generated a good discussion with our book club because there are several controversial issues. we have a pretty diverse group and it was cool to hear different perspectives and learn interesting facts about members i thought i knew well!

The Help by Kathryn Stockett
 
Book Club Recommended
Insightful, Inspiring, Interesting
great book!

our discussion was great and somewhat controversial. we also loved the writing style of the author!

 
Book Club Recommended
Adventurous, Dramatic, Interesting
good discussion

our book club had a good discussion based on this book.

Sarah's Key by Tatiana De Rosnay
 
Book Club Recommended
Informative, Dramatic, Insightful
Couldn't put it down

Several members of our club said they couldn't stop reading it. It is a great book, and we have already recommended it to many bookie friends!

 
Book Club Recommended
Dramatic, Interesting, Adventurous
a LONG read

this book is very long and difficult to follow. there are dozens of characters, and they all have swedish names. the story is good and interesting, but takes a long time to unravel because there are so many confusing details.

A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick
 
Book Club Recommended
Dark, Dramatic, Interesting
Interesting plot

This book generated a good discussion at our meeting. There are a lot of plot twists and dark characters to keep it interesting.

 
Book Club Recommended
Fun, Romantic, Adventurous
fun book

this was a really fun book to read. it didn't generate much discussion, though, because everyone pretty much loved it and we didn't have much to "debate" about!

House Rules: A Novel by Jodi Picoult
 
Book Club Recommended
Insightful, Informative, Interesting
Jodi Picoult fans will love it

I have read many Jodi Picoult books, and I feel as though they all start to sound alike. Frankly, she drives me nuts! She is a great writer, but her plots are ridiculous. I don't want to give anything away, but if you've read her before, you know what I mean. If you're a fan of her, this is another book that will keep you reading. If you're not a fan, don't bother because it will remind you of every other book she's written.

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