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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer, Annie Barrows
 
Book Club Recommended
Informative, Interesting, Fun
A fun read...

 
Book Club Recommended
Romantic, Fun, Insightful
Walk Don't Run!

Walk don't run to pick up this gem. Books like this are one in a million! I adored it and was so sorry to see it end.

The Kitchen House: A Novel by Kathleen Grissom
 
Book Club Recommended
Dramatic, Interesting, Insightful
page turning but...

a difficult read emotionally....we had a wonderful book club discussion...but emotionally draining to go through all of what occurs in the book...

Amaryllis in Blueberry by Christina Meldrum
 
Insightful, Gloomy, Dramatic
you should pass

 
Confusing, Slow, Interesting
Skip It

A book with so much fanfare, hype and potential. And the result? Utter disappointment. This book started off with so much potential: a story of a close connection between grandfather and grandchild. Sure, that's what all the reviews say and the summary of the book state. But what follows in an endless book of random characters, random side stories and random tidbits is a mess of distortion. I have no idea, after reading the entire book, who or what the Tiger's Wife is, was or represented. The connection/relationship between the character, her grandfather, her grandmother, and even her mother was nonexistent. The book has some surreal parts (The Deathless Man) that didn't add anything to me. As a whole, the book was cold, austere and didn't prove to me any human relationships or empathy. I truly do not understand the hype behind this book...and am disappointed that I bought into the hype and muddled through the book to finish reading it with a "are you kidding? that's it?" Wholly dissatisfying and disjointed. Not a story but a bunch of seemingly short stories poorly woven together.
Go ahead and skip this one on the "must read" list. I wish I had.

Tell the Wolves I'm Home by Carol Rifka Brunt
 
Book Club Recommended
Insightful, Beautiful, Dramatic
Emotional Read

This was not a book I would have chosen; the book club I\\\'m in did. I read it and found the book to be very emotional (I teared up a few times but really was crying at the end...I suggest having a box of Kleenex handy). I do not understand the title or the significance of the wolves, though. I hope someone at Sunday\\\'s book club will be able to explain it. There are a lot of things to discuss as there are plenty of themes in this novel. Definitely not my favorite book but it is a book that has made me think and that, overall, I\\\'m happy I read.

The Middlesteins: A Novel by Jami Attenberg
 
Unconvincing, Confusing, Interesting
Disappointing

A very fast and unsatisfying read. Characters are flat, no background. A very cold look inside a family. Very blah.

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

 
Book Club Recommended
Beautiful, Insightful, Dramatic

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

Had a lot of potential but was really flat. Disappointing.

Lilac Girls: A Novel by Martha Hall Kelly
 
Informative, Dramatic, Inspiring

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

 
Informative, Interesting, Insightful

The Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman
 
Informative, Interesting, Dramatic

 
Informative, Interesting, Insightful

The Great Alone: A Novel by Kristin Hannah
 
Adventurous, Dramatic, Addictive

Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan
 
Dramatic, Fun, Insightful

Palisades Park by Alan Brennert
 
Informative, Interesting, Adventurous

The O'Briens by Peter Behrens
 

A Good American by Alex George
 
Epic, Informative, Inspiring

The Dovekeeper by Alice Hoffman
 
Beautiful, Epic, Informative

The Wednesday Sisters: A Novel by Meg Waite Clayton
 
Inspiring, Interesting, Fun

 
Romantic, Fun, Insightful

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