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Informative, Slow, Insightful
Thought Provoking

Sutton by J.R. Moehringer
 
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Interesting, Adventurous, Informative
Sutton

The Round House: A Novel by Louise Erdrich
 
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Insightful, Informative, Interesting
The Round House

Incredible story

 
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Adventurous, Beautiful, Informative
Kavalier & Clay

 
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Romantic, Interesting, Beautiful

Ladies' Night by Mary Kay Andrews
 
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Fun, Optimistic, Insightful

Love and Treasure by Ayelet Waldman
 
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Informative, Poorly Written, Dramatic

 
Book Club Recommended
Informative, Slow, Insightful

 
Book Club Recommended
Insightful, Interesting, Dramatic

Shantaram: A Novel by Gregory David Roberts
 
Adventurous, Beautiful, Fun

 
Book Club Recommended
Informative, Insightful, Interesting

Very unusual narrative structure--to have a collective narrative. I found it effective--some members had trouble becoming absorbed into the story.

The Killer Angels: A Novel by Michael Shaara
 
Insightful, Informative, Brilliant

 
Informative, Insightful, Interesting

A wonderful new portrait of what introverts are & why as well as how they can be valuable in and to the world.

 
Beautiful, Boring, Fun

Not a well-constructed story.

Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson
 
Interesting, Informative, Insightful

West with the Night by Beryl Markham
 
Adventurous, Beautiful, Inspiring

84, Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff
 
Interesting, Fun, Informative

A Man Called Ove: A Novel by Fredrik Backman
 
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Fun, Insightful, Beautiful

 
Insightful, Dramatic, Informative

 
Adventurous, Fun, Dramatic

It does bring the characters back to life--very convincingly. But it saves a lot of the action and important revelations for late in the novel, making it slow in places. Enjoyable but not riveting.

 
Informative, Interesting, Insightful

Need to Know: A Novel by Karen Cleveland
 
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Addictive, Fantastic, Dramatic
Fun to Know it was written by a CIA Analyst

Makes me think some of the scenes of how the office is structured are real. And I thought how the character just wanted to go back to her normal life were very well portrayed. Read in one sitting on a great summer afternoon.

Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover
 
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Interesting, Inspiring, Dramatic

 
Book Club Recommended
Inspiring, Informative, Brilliant

Such an incredible account of not only Churchill during the Blitz, but the British people. His choice to use the diaries from people who worked with churchill and his children is such a great choice because we see him from all sides, behind the scenes, late at night, in small moments that make you love Churchill even more. I was drawn to the book inspired by his words—I finished the book with such affection for him, and such admiration for the British people. Just a remarkable book and one which I cherish. Was hard to say goodbye.

 
Interesting, Informative, Inspiring

Great book for grads surprisingly because she tells you how to find out the most area for a person to excel. Grit is a product of passion and perseverance, as well as effort.

 
Insightful, Interesting, Dramatic

The Ancestor: A Novel by Trussoni Danielle
 
Interesting, Epic, Fun

Very fun take on the gothic genre—pushes the boundaries of what we think about when we think about some of the core symbols of the gothic genre—like castles as symbols of the past; monsters; and unrelenting surprises, even from the narrator herself.

 
Insightful, Fantastic, Inspiring

Very helpful suggestions

The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides
 
Addictive, Interesting, Dramatic

Solid, gripping storytelling. You knew you were in good hands. Liked the psychology element, combined with the art element.

 
Interesting, Fun, Insightful

The Neighbor's Secret: A Novel by Alison L. Heller
 
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Insightful, Dramatic, Addictive

The Four Winds: A Novel by Kristin Hannah
 
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Informative, Insightful, Interesting

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