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Informative, Dramatic, Interesting
Shanghi Girls

Very interesting and eye-opening regarding the life of Chinese women 1937 - 1957. Great read and discussion for book clubs.

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

 
Book Club Recommended
Informative, Fun, Insightful
Abby Cooper - Psychic Eye

Great summer read. Easy, fun, enjoyable, We had a Psychic come and share information with the group.

 
Book Club Recommended
Informative, Interesting, Insightful
The Land of Invisible Women

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

Sarah's Key promoted a great BKclub discussions. Learned much, very sad.

 
Book Club Recommended
Confusing, Interesting, Insightful
Extremely Loud anbd Incredibly Loud

Many found this book to be confusing to read as it jumped from generation to generation.

 
Book Club Recommended
Informative, Inspiring, Interesting
Water to my Soul

Fantastic book telling the story of Eliza Lucas Pinckney by Pamela Bauer Mueller. Eliza is a young girl when she takes over the running of three plantations with a vision to make the plantations profitable and to grow indigo - her struggles and achievements are much to be admired. Very interesting and inspiring. Really enjoyed the book and the discussions. It takes place in the mid 1700's.

 
Book Club Recommended
Inspiring, Informative, Insightful
Uncle Toms Cabin

Loved the book.

Porch Lights by Dorothea Benton Frank
 
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Fun, Informative, Optimistic
Porch Lights

Great summer read. We all want to move to Sullivan's Island.

Minding Frankie by Maeve Binchy
 
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Fun, Insightful, Beautiful
Minding Frankie by Maeve Binchy

enjoyable book - had great discussion

 
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Unconvincing, Insightful, Interesting
I Feel Bad About My Neck

The Butterfly's Daughter by Mary Alice Monroe
 
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The Butterfly's Daughter

This was a refreshing summer read about journey of four women that follows the monarch butterfly's metamorphosis.Great summer/fall read.

 
Book Club Recommended
Dramatic, Interesting, Insightful
The Light Between Oceans - A Novel

Great discussion book.

 
Book Club Recommended
Dramatic, Insightful, Interesting
My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult

Great discussion book - enjoy by everyone.

 
Book Club Recommended
Inspiring, Insightful, Beautiful
The End of Your Life Book Club

This book had mixed reviews by our group. Some really liked it and others felted the story was good but were not enthusiastic in the way it was told. A good book to read to obtain other books and authors to add to your personal reading list.

Alex Cross, Run by James Patterson
 
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Alec Cross Run

If you like a mystery /murder book, this is a good readnfor you. Fast paced - unable to put down once you start.

 
Book Club Recommended
Dramatic, Graphic, Unconvincing
A Million Little Pieces

Eye opening information regarding addiction.

Bel Canto (P.S.) by Ann Patchett
 
Book Club Recommended
Interesting, Romantic, Slow
Bel Canto

Interesting story based loosely on real events. Thought provoking.

Fly Away by Kristin Hannah
 
Book Club Recommended
Brilliant, Beautiful, Insightful
Fly Away

This is a rather sad book but we did have interesting conversations.

ONLY A GHOST KNOWS by Mary Elizabeth Sheffield
 
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Only a Ghost Knows

Adventurous story regarding the unforseen. Fantastic group discussions.

 
Book Club Recommended
Informative, Inspiring, Insightful
I Am Malala by Malala Yusafzal/christina Lamb

This is the story of Malala, a Palestinian girl. It is an eye opening account of life in the Middle-east and will change you're understanding of the problems that exist. A sad but wonderful story.

Beach Music: A Novel by Pat Conroy
 
Book Club Recommended
Dramatic, Fantastic, Insightful
Beach Music

Great book by Pat Conroy. Good discussions regarding families.

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

Insightful book the provided much to discuss.

Plain Truth: A Novel by Jodi Picoult
 
Book Club Recommended
Interesting, Insightful, Dramatic
The Plain Truth

A mystery set in Amish country. Great discussions.

Chestnut Street by Maeve Binchy
 
Interesting, Fun, Insightful
Chestnut Street by Maeve Binchy

This book is a combination of 36 stories that Maeve Binchy had in her files prior to her death in July 2012. It's very interesting and each story would have made a wonderful novel but it didn't lend itself for a good book club discussion. We all miss her and very much enjoyed all of her other books. Highly recommend Firefly Summer and Minding Frankie.

The Hurricane Sisters: A Novel by Dorothea Benton Frank
 
Book Club Recommended
Life Changing, Insightful, Informative
The Hurricane Sisters

Fantastic book that weaves in the importance of all of us becoming involved in the prevention of abuse. Great bookclub discussion.

 
Book Club Recommended
Interesting, Insightful, Informative
A Southern Girl

Interesting novel discussing the family and community dynamics when an infant is adopted from a foreign country.

 
Book Club Recommended
Life Changing, Insightful, Informative
The Lonely War

If you are trying to understand Iran this is the book to read. It will give you much insight into what is happening on the other side of the world. Great discussion.

The Walled City by Ryan Graudin
 
Book Club Recommended
Dramatic, Informative, Adventurous
The Walled City by Ryan Graudin

Ryan Graudin is a new young author that is doing tremendous well in proving character development. This book is based on a real walled city and is very eye opening. Great book club discussions.

All the Single Ladies: A Novel by Dorothea Benton Frank
 
Book Club Recommended
Fun, Interesting, Informative
All the Single Ladies

Informative book regarding growing older and coping with life.

What She Left Behind by Ellen Marie Wiseman
 
Book Club Recommended
Dramatic, Informative, Addictive
What She Left Behind

Interesting topic and fantastic discussion.

Necessary Lies: A Novel by Diane Chamberlain
 
Book Club Recommended
Informative, Insightful, Dramatic
Necessary Lies by diane Chamberlain

Fantastic book club read. We were not aware of the eugenics program in North Carolina and to read this and realize the reality was extremely unsetting. The dynamics of this program is heart breaking. Great discussions/

The Plum Tree by Ellen Marie Wiseman
 
Book Club Recommended
Interesting, Scary, Informative
The Plum Tree

Excellent story giving a different view of WWII.

 
Book Club Recommended
Informative, Persuasive, Dramatic
One Second After

In-depth information about Electro-magnetic Pulse attack on America. Fantastic discussion.

 
Book Club Recommended
Inspiring, Insightful, Informative
The Scapel and The Silver Bear

Wonderful story based on an American Indian's life story as she became a surgeon. Much was learned regarding the integration of Western medicine and American Indian medicine and of treating the whole body. Great discussions.

 
Book Club Recommended
Insightful, Dramatic, Interesting
Small Great Things

Wonderful insightful book regarding interracial empathy. It will broaden your horizons. Soul searching discussions.

White Chrysanthemum by Mary Lynn Bracht
 
Book Club Recommended
Inspiring, Dramatic, Life Changing
White Chrysanthemum

Historically fiction novel regarding Korean and Japanese people during WWII. Excellent discussion!

The President Is Missing: A Novel by James Patterson, Bill Clinton
 
Unconvincing, Addictive, Interesting

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