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Name : Jackie. G.

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Euphoria by Connie Gault
Slow, Boring

The story was hard to follow and nothing really happened. I was always waiting for the point to the whole book. One thing I must say though is that her writing was very descriptive. You really got a feel for that particular era. One person in our book club quite liked it but most found it very slow. We did have a good discussion though.

Look Again by Lisa Scottoline
Book Club Recommended
Interesting, Dramatic, Adventurous
Look Again

Didn't want to put it down until I finished it although it was predictable in places. Knowing that it could be true made you sympathize with both mothers.

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

We at our book club enjoyed this book. Had quite a good group discussion. Very discriptive writing. Stories were enjoyable.

Book Club Recommended
Dramatic, Interesting, Adventurous
The Forgotten Garden

Excellent book. Hard to keep characters straight at the beginning, but once you got to know them it was easier. Kept you reading to see what was going to happen. Recommend highly to other book clubs.

Dramatic, Interesting, Adventurous
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Could have shortened the book, as there was a lot of pointless information in it. Poorly written and misleading as the book was not at all about the 'girl'. I will not read the other two books in the trilogy.

The Help by Kathryn Stockett
Book Club Recommended
Insightful, Inspiring, Interesting
Very well written, and all the main characters were strong women. It was very inspiring and shows how just small things can change the lives of people in the present and those of us that come after

The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
Book Club Recommended
Insightful, Dramatic, Inspiring
The Secret Life of Bees

It was a very good book club book. We had a good discussion.Is a good book for women to read. Quite inspiring.

Little Bee: A Novel by Chris Cleave
Book Club Recommended
Dramatic, Insightful, Interesting
Little Bee

Although the book was not well liked by our bookclub we did have a good discussion. Some thought there were parts of the book that were contrived and the characters at times not believable.It made us all think about refugees and their plight. It is a topic not often talked about.

Slow, Boring
The Beauty of Humanity Movement

Not a whole lot of substance to the book. Gave good insight into the way the people live in vietnam. A lot of time spent on their food. Not a very interesting storyline. Ho hum.

Secret Daughter: A Novel by Shilpi Somaya Gowda
Book Club Recommended
Insightful, Informative, Interesting
Secret Daughter

Was a good book but not a great book. Our discussion was slow but maybe that was just us.

Book Club Recommended
Inspiring, Optimistic, Adventurous
Little Princes

An enjoyable easy read. Made you examine your own life as to what am I doing to make a change in the world. Everyone in our club enjoyed it.

Room: A Novel by Emma Donoghue
Book Club Recommended
Dramatic, Interesting, Insightful
the room

Zeitoun by Dave Eggers
Book Club Recommended
Informative, Insightful, Interesting

Very good read. Everyone in america should read this book. Disturbing that something like this could happen in a so called free and civilized country. Hopefully it will never happen again.
Shame on USA!

Romantic, Fun, Insightful
Major Pettigrews Last Stand

An ok book. Interesting enough to keep you reading it. Our club didn't have a great discussion on it but others might.

Graphic, Adventurous, Poorly Written
Fifty shades of grey

I certainly don't know what all the hype is about.nothing special about this book. A glorified harlequin romance, if it can be called romance.

The Lions of al-Rassan by Guy Gavriel Kay
Book Club Recommended
Dark, Adventurous, Dramatic
The lions of al-rassan

Was hard to follow at times because there were a lot of characters. Was well written otherwise.

Stay Close by Harlan Coben
Book Club Recommended
Dramatic, Graphic, Dark
Stay close

Not a great book for club discussion but it was a good mystery.

Ragged Company by Richard Wagamese
Book Club Recommended
Insightful, Dramatic, Informative
Ragged Company

Great development of characters. Will make me look at homeless people differently. Gutwrenching at times. Everyone should read it.

Book Club Recommended
Informative, Insightful, Beautiful
The Barbarian Nurseries

Was slow at times. Lots of descriptive reading. Gives some insight to that type of lifestyle of keeping up with the neighbours at all costs. Although I do not understand that being more important than the well being of your family. However our bookclub had a good discussion.

Book Club Recommended
Adventurous, Inspiring, Dark
The girl with no name

Had a good discussion at book club, but half of our members had trouble believing much of the events described. We enjoyed reading it and would recommend it.

419 by Will Ferguson
Book Club Recommended
Dramatic, Graphic, Addictive

Our club enjoyed it. Gave you insight into the dark world of Internet scams and how easily people fall for it. A bit confusing at times and some parts were like reading a second book. But our club had a good discussion.

The Faraway Nearby by Rebecca Solnit
Boring, Difficult, Confusing
The faraway nearby

Just didnt get it. Although our club had a good discussion but none of us really got it. There were some really well written parts but there was no flow between all of her ideas. Did not make sense to us.

Dollybird by Anne Lazurko
Book Club Recommended

Interesting book. Our book club had a good discussion with the help of the guide questions. Without them our discussion would have been limited as we felt the book a little flat as far as character development.

A House in the Sky: A Memoir by Amanda Lindhout, Sara Corbett
Adventurous, Insightful, Inspiring
A house in the sky

First third of the book was like reading a travel magazine. The rest of the book was very predictable. For all the travelling she did she was very nieve and immature not to mention selfish. Couldn't wait to get it finished. If it wasn't for our reading group and wouldn't have finished it.

Burial Rites by Hannah Kent
Book Club Recommended
Dark, Beautiful, Insightful
Burial Rites

Our book club liked this book. It's a well written and researched book. She uses her words in a very colorful and descriptive way. We had a good discussion.

The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules by Catharina Ingelman-Sundberg, Rod Bradbury
Poorly Written, Slow, Unconvincing
The little old lady who broke all the rules.

Very slow unbelievable not very well written book. Everyone in our book club agreed.

We Need to Talk about Kevin by Lionel Shriver
Dark, Dramatic, Difficult
We have to talk about kevin.

Very hard book to read. Very slow , lots of irrelevant content. Skipping back and forth. Although no one cared for the book we had a very good discussion in our reading group.

The Nightingale: A Novel by Kristin Hannah
Book Club Recommended
Dramatic, Informative, Inspiring
The nightengale

All members of our book club liked it. Of course it\\\'s sad but what war story isn\\\'t. It really portrayed the strength of women in the war and the hardships they had to overcome. Had a good discussion. Was also informative about the Resistance.

The Boston Girl: A Novel by Anita Diamant
Interesting, Informative, Insightful
The Boston girl

Interesting but slow. Good insight into the life of that era. Easy to read.

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