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

This book wasn't what I expected. Reviews and the back of the book say they won't tell you what it's about for the surprise affect. I didn't find it as shocking or surprising because the characters keep telling you something's coming, but I did like the book and how the author wove the two intertwining stories together. I did find it slow at times.

The Help by Kathryn Stockett
 
Book Club Recommended
Insightful, Inspiring, Interesting
A Must Read

I LOVED this book. I couldn;t put it down.

 
Book Club Recommended
Dramatic, Interesting, Adventurous
Slow, but a good ending

There is a lot of background information the first half of the book that slows it down. Once you get to the second half it speeds up and gets much more interesting. I highly suggest reading it and his next two. They were page turners.

A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick
 
Book Club Recommended
Dark, Dramatic, Interesting
I liked it.

 
Book Club Recommended
Romantic, Informative, Beautiful
Wonderfully written, but a little boring

It took me a while to get through this one. I'm not sure if it was the gloomy subject matter or not.

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

I really liked this letter style of this book. It made it a quick, fun read.

 
Book Club Recommended
Dramatic, Adventurous, Interesting
Hands Down One Of My Favorites!

I love, love, loved this book! I coulnd't put it down. I was surprised because the first book in the series was a little boring for me. I loved the Salendar charater and know this is one I will re-read over and over again.

Mudbound by Hillary Jordan
 
Dramatic, Insightful, Interesting
A Disappointment

I read Mudbound right after reading Kathryn Stocketts' The Help. I was hoping it would be more upbeat and positive, like The Help was but I was disappointed. It was extremely gloomy and sad. I didn't want to finish it but felt I had to for our group. There wasn't a positive spark in the whole thing. Although, it did spark great book club conversation. We all hated it.

 
Book Club Recommended
Dramatic, Brilliant, Adventurous
AWESOME!!!

I couldn't put this down. I wanted it to last forever. I had to keep re-reading the last chapter knowing there is no follow up.

 
Insightful, Informative, Interesting
Nicely written, but not my cup of tea

The author did a wonderful job writing as an autistic kid, but it was a slow read for me and not very exciting. I kept thinking that there would be more mystery.

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
 
Book Club Recommended
Insightful, Dramatic, Brilliant
Amazingly Heart Breaking

Beautifully written. Heart aching. I didn't want to read it, but I couldn't put it down.

Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger
 
Interesting, Dark, Pointless
Too weird for me

I just didn't like it. I expected more after The Time Traveler's Wife.

 
Book Club Recommended
Fun, Boring, Pointless
Funtastic

This was a good summer read. Light (despite her husband leaving her for Bob) and refreshing. Her stories are interesting. I did wish there was more of a main story that connected everything. I felt like I was missing an ending.

The Lace Reader: A Novel by Brunonia Barry
 
Book Club Recommended
Interesting, Dramatic, Confusing
Wow

I won't say too much. Don't Google or read reviews. Just read it. A surprise awaits.

Backseat Saints by Joshilyn Jackson
 
Book Club Recommended
Inspiring, Insightful, Interesting
Another One I...

Couldn't put down!

 
Informative, Slow, Boring
Worse than reading a text book

Our book club read this last month after reading positive reviews in the media. This book is so hard to read. It doesn't flow well -- the quotes used to describe different time periods do not fit well and distract from the story. The subject itself is interesting, but what could have been said in 1 page takes 4 or 5. I would not suggest this book for a fun book group. Most of the people in our group didn't even finish it after readinf the prologue.

Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah
 
Book Club Recommended
Dramatic, Insightful, Informative
So good!

I couldn't put it down! I love Kristin Hannah books, but this has to be one of my favorites.

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
 
Book Club Recommended
Dramatic, Insightful, Beautiful
Dark, but good

I liked the way this book was narrated. I thought it was a touching story.

 
Book Club Recommended
Optimistic, Adventurous, Fun
Good for young adult clubs

I read this book because I liked the author's previous works. It was good, but definitely for a reader around high school age.

Impossible by Nancy Werlin
 
Book Club Recommended
Interesting, Fun
Fun, fast read

I read this book in one day. It was quick, easy and interesting. Definitely a good one. I thought it would appeal to the Twilight or Shiver young adult group.

Extraordinary by Nancy Werlin
 
Difficult, Slow, Boring
I loved Impossible, but this follow-up bored me.

I had a really hard time making it through this book. It was like punishment. The idea was good, just too slow and not interesting enouhgh. I really liked Impossible and read it in one day. I put off reading w/this one. BORING.

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
 
Book Club Recommended
Adventurous, Dramatic, Interesting
Love, love, love it!

I finally gave in and read this book. I was not disappointed! I loved it from the beginning. It hooked you from the first chapter and never slowed down. I just finished it and can't wait to start the next one! Definitely a must read.

Summer Island: A Novel by Kristin Hannah
 
Book Club Recommended
Fun, Unconvincing, Optimistic
An easy read, typical K. Hannah

I liked it. Not as good as other Kristin Hannah books, but definitely follows her family relationship mold.

 
Book Club Recommended
Adventurous, Dramatic, Interesting
Good, but a slower book

 
Book Club Recommended
Pointless, Slow, Interesting
Okay, but I just wished it would hurry up and end.

Julie is a talented writer and funny, but the content was a little boring and went on too long. I didn't think her excerps from Julia Child went well w/her book.

Bossypants by Tina Fey
 
Fun, Boring, Interesting
Good but not for clubs

I really loved this book. It had me giggling throughout. I didn't know a lot about Tina Fey, so it was interesting to see her path through life. She has a great view of herself. Not really for book clubs unless you want to talk about Tina Fey, I guess.

The Beach Trees by Karen White
 
Book Club Recommended
Dramatic, Brilliant
I loved it!

I loved the way this book went from present to past to tell a story. It really strengthened the mystery of the book and kept you guessing about what actually happened. I've never read Karen White before but I'm going to look up her books and read them now!

On Folly Beach by Karen White
 
Book Club Recommended
Informative, Interesting, Adventurous
Not as good as The Beach Trees, but I still liked it.

If you're considering reading a Karen White book, go with The Beach Trees. It's FANTASTIC! I read On Folly Beach after and just wasn't as satisfied. I liked it, but not loved it. I am still planning on reading more Karen White. One thing I liked about this book was learning stuff about that time period.

Save the Date by Jenny B. Jones
 
Book Club Recommended
Optimistic, Inspiring, Fun
I won this book!

I won this book in a bookmovement giveaway. I didn't realize it was Christian fiction when I entered the giveaway. I have never read Christian fiction, but I loved this sweet book. It's an easy summer read and would be good for Christian book groups. It's definitely more of a fun read than anything.

 
Book Club Recommended
Adventurous, Epic, Brilliant
I wasn't allowed enough checks to decribe this book.

This is an epic tale. It's got multiple characters and multiple story lines all going at once that combine nicely together. It's not a light read -- 600+ pages with lots of details. I really enjoyed it and am on to the second book.

 
Book Club Recommended
Romantic, Fun, Interesting
Summer fun right here!

What a great easy summer read. I loved it. You could easily identify with characters and having not seen the movie I can easily see why they picked Kate Hudsen for Darcy! Definitely a good summer book.

Something Blue by Emily Giffin
 
Book Club Recommended
Fun, Romantic, Optimistic
Good follow up

I liked how this book was about Darcy and not Rachel like the first book. I think it was a great follow up. Another fun summer read. Definitely read Something Borrowed first.

 
Book Club Recommended
Adventurous, Dramatic, Interesting
I liked it even better than A Game of Thrones

The first book was good, but this was better. Things happened I never expected. I am definitely going to finish the series!

 
Book Club Recommended
Adventurous, Epic, Dramatic
The story just keeps getting better!

This was a really long book. It took me forever to read, but it was worth it. Martin keeps pulling tricks out of his hat. I can't wait to go on.

 
Book Club Recommended
Epic, Dramatic, Adventurous
Not my favorite of the series, but still good

This books is really part of two. The author split one book into this book and the fifth book in the series geographically. This explores some new characters and some old, but most of my favorites weren't in this book because they're in the next. So I felt it was more a chore to get through some parts. I am really looking for to Dance of the Dragons next.

 
Book Club Recommended
Fun, Optimistic, Inspiring
A quick, fun summer read.

I really liked this book. It was a great book to read after completing some heavier reading. It was fun and cooky.

The Memory of Water by Karen White
 
Book Club Recommended
Beautiful, Adventurous
Another great Karen White book

I love this author and I loved this book. It kept me reading and I probably read it in a couple of days. Her characters are so interesting and leave me wanting to know more.

The Color of Light by Karen White
 
Book Club Recommended
Romantic, Beautiful, Insightful
One of my new favorites

Karen White did a wonderful jon creating a mysterious love story. I really enjoyed this book. I didn't figure out ahead what really happened.

On Folly Beach by Karen White
 
Book Club Recommended
Informative, Interesting, Adventurous
Good, but not my favorite Karen White

I liked much of the story but it didn't flow as well for me as a reader. I usually love her books and so far this is the one that's my least favorite. It did have some interesting historical information.

 
Book Club Recommended
Fun, Interesting, Dark
It's good, but the follow up in the series is even better. So read it.

I accidentally read the first book in this Karen White series first and loved it. Then I realized there was a book before it and went back to read this one. I definitely liked the second one better. It was stronger than this one. But this one does set it up a little. I would suggest reading it so you could read the second one. Love, love, love Karen White.

Falling Home by Karen White
 
Book Club Recommended
Inspiring, Romantic, Insightful
I loved it.

This book reminded me loosely of the Reese Witherspoon movie Sweet Home Alabama at times. I really enjoyed it. It was fun and charming. It had some sad moments that brought tears to my eyes but left you happy at the end.

 
Book Club Recommended
Fun, Dramatic, Adventurous
A fun rmystery read

This was a straight forward, fun read. Nothing too heavy to talk about with a book group.

The Lost Hours by Karen White
 
Book Club Recommended
Dramatic, Beautiful, Interesting
Another good Karen White book

I like all her books and this one was no different. It had some dark stuff, but was good.

Pieces of the Heart by Karen White
 
Book Club Recommended
Interesting, Slow, Inspiring
A good read

I always like Karen White. I sometimes don't really feel the "she is an old, wise person in a child's body," but I still liked it.

The Best of Me by Nicholas Sparks
 
Book Club Recommended
Romantic, Dramatic, Interesting
I liked it enough to keep reading, but....

it wasn't my favorite Nicholas Sparks. It was kind of gloomy because you wonder from the beginning how this married woman her one true love (that she's not married to) are going to reconnect and make it. I liked the characters and the set-up to the climax with them, but I felt a bit let down at the end. But overall, if you like his books, you will probably enjoy this one and it does have some good talking points for book groups.

The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater
 
Book Club Recommended
Dramatic, Interesting, Adventurous
Good, but slow to start off.

I have read her other books and had a little bit of a hard time getting into this one. I don't know if it was the flow of words at first or what. But once I got into it, I liked it.

 
Book Club Recommended
Fun, Romantic
Another great Nora Roberts

I really enjoyed it and can't wait to read the next installment!

 
Book Club Recommended
Fun, Romantic, Interesting
I loved the first two in the series and now this one.

I really liked it. I would suggest reading the other two first so you know the characters.

 
Book Club Recommended
Adventurous, Interesting, Fun
Loved the mix of photography and story

I thought the author did a great job working the old, black and white photos into the story. It was definitely a fresh, good story. I really enjoyed it.

 
Book Club Recommended
Optimistic, Fun, Romantic
Not a "meaty" book, but...

definitely a fun read. I enjoyed it. You get an uplifting Christmas romance. Not sure if it's really a book club selection unless your book club likes romances.

 
Romantic, Optimistic, Fun
Two good Nora Roberts books, but...

not really book club material unless your a romantic book club. I love Nora Roberts, but would have a hard time really discussing these.

Every Move She Makes by Beverly Barton
 
Book Club Recommended
Interesting, Dramatic, Graphic
Hot

This book was definitely more graphic sexually than I normally read, but the story was good. I felt like the mystery of it could have led to many different killers, so I liked the suspense of it. Not really my idea of a great book club book (unless you don't mind others knowing you're reading several sex scenes), but fun.

This Is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper
 
Book Club Recommended
Fun, Graphic, Interesting
So crazy it could be true.

This book feels like either being in Judd's head or listening to a BFF tell you all about their crazy family. Some parts are so crazy, you know it could happen that way. Loved the way it was written from the get go.

 
Book Club Recommended
Beautiful, Interesting, Brilliant
Simply marvelous.

This book was so enjoyable to read -- almost poetic. I loved the descriptions and how beautiful they were. The skipping back and forth in time kind of threw me at times, but over all I loved this book.

 
Book Club Recommended
Dark, Dramatic, Interesting
Dramatic!

I really enjoyed this book. There was never a time when something wasn't going on and it was dragging. I didn't know the killer until almost the end and even then there were a few twists I wasn't aware of.
The only thing I wished was that I had read the other books in the series so I knew more of the backstory. I wanted to know more about Rachel's life.
Great book!

 
Book Club Recommended
Dramatic, Interesting, Romantic
We all thought it was great!

We were all a little surprised at how much we liked this book. Most of us didn't like Dex personally most of the time, but he made for a great character. We were all shocked by chapter 18. Definitely a surprise for us all there.

 
Book Club Recommended
Interesting, Adventurous, Fun
I loved all the different points of view.

It was really interesting to read the thoughts and stories of the three main characters. I really enjoyed Liza's parts, which were interesting since she was a recovering stroke victim. There were a lot of really neat twists and turns and I found myself wanting to read it more and more.

Celebrity In Death by J.D. Robb
 
Book Club Recommended
Fun, Dramatic, Dark
Another solid J.D. Robb book.

Eve Dallas is at her best when trying to solve a murder at a Hollywood party she attends. What makes it even creepier is the victim is the person playing Detective Peabody in a movie about the Icove case.
This is another classic Eve Dallas book. If you liked the others, you will most likely like this one too.

 
Book Club Recommended
Dramatic, Interesting, Beautiful
I picked this up at the library because I want to see the movie

and I loving reading the books first. It was really good. It was effortless to read and you could really understand what the characters were feeling. Great read. I am going to try to talk my book group into it for our next pick.

 
Book Club Recommended
Poorly Written, Graphic, Romantic
This is not writing at it's best but....

I loved it. The first chapter made me cringe but by the time I got into the story, I got past the writing. This is definitely Twilight (minus the vampires) for adults. It got me hooked and I wanted more. It is very graphic for those interested in reading it. I would blush knowing people knew I was reading it, but it was worth it.

 
Book Club Recommended
Romantic, Dramatic, Poorly Written
If you liked the first, you will like the second.

It is more of the same and then some. The writing seems to have gotten a little better, but maybe I'm just used to it now.

Fifty Shades Freed by E L James
 
Book Club Recommended
Romantic, Poorly Written, Graphic
I only gave it four stars

because I did wish the writing was a little better. And I was ready for some new phrases to come out of Ana and Christian's mouths, but I did love all 3 books. They were hot, hot, hot and had us all addicted. I think we all read them back to back and within a couple of weeks.

Home Front: A Novel by Kristin Hannah
 
Book Club Recommended
Insightful, Informative, Inspiring
This isn't my favorite Kristin Hannah, but it was good.

This was a very emotional Kristin Hannah book. Several parts had tears in my eyes. I love her books and this one was good as well. I think there are a lot of people that could easily relate to this book. I think maybe I wanted more happy and less sad and this topic just doesn't lend itself to that.

 
Book Club Recommended
Dramatic, Interesting, Adventurous
A Great Book for Groups

My group had a great time discussing this book. We loved how it was told from many points of view and through many dfferent generations. I also liked the beautiful descriptions of the garden and estate and the fairy tales. I can't wait to read more of her books.

 
Book Club Recommended
Optimistic, Romantic, Fun
A typical Virgin River novel

All of the Virgin River novels are fun, romantic reads. I enjoy them. They move fast and are over before you know it. And then there's another one with new and old characters to read about!

 
Book Club Recommended
Fun, Romantic, Dramatic
Romantic and fun

All of the Virgin River novels are fun, romantic reads. I enjoy them. They move fast and are over before you know it. And then there's another one with new and old characters to read about!

Virgin River by Robyn Carr
 
Book Club Recommended
Optimistic, Romantic, Fun
The first in Robyn Carr's series...

is cute. It's definitely a light read. Not sure if it's really book group material, unless your book group like easy romaces. This one introduces Virgin River and a few main characters that follow in the rest of the series. You don't have to read them in any order. All of the Virgin River novels are fun, romantic reads. I enjoy them. They move fast and are over before you know it. And then there's another one with new and old characters to read about!

The Witness by Nora Roberts
 
Book Club Recommended
Romantic, Dramatic, Interesting
Another good Nora Roberts

The witness is about a woman running from the Russian mob. I enjoyed the first section about young Elizabeth and liked the character of Brooks. I had a harder time believing and relating to Abigail. She was just so robotic to me. I normally love Nora Roberts and can't put her books down, but this one wasn't one of my most favorite. It was good and would be good for a discussion, but I can't say I was longing for more when it was finished.

 
Book Club Recommended
Romantic, Dramatic
If you like light romaces this is for you

Not a great discussion book, but I still liked it.

 
Book Club Recommended
Dramatic, Romantic, Interesting
Slow to start out

I had read The Forgotten Garden and loved it, so we chose this book. It was definitely slow to start. I agree with another reviewer in that it took me almost a third of the book to get into it. I almost didn't finish it. We all did like the book, just a little too slow.

Beautiful Sacrifice: A Novel by Elizabeth Lowell
 
Book Club Recommended
Adventurous, Scary, Slow
An interesting "end of the world" tale

Beautiful Sacrifice centers around Lina Taylor, her family, a new ex-cop "friend" and stolen Maya artifacts. All the events in the story take place in the days leading up to the Maya 2012 end of the world. It is fast paced, interesting and fun.

Sea Change by Karen White
 
Book Club Recommended
Romantic, Dramatic, Interesting
Karen White does it again.

Karen White once again weaves a tale of past and present generations of women. Her Southern settings add to the stories and always a draw you in with the descriptions of them.

Where We Belong by Emily Giffin
 
Book Club Recommended
Insightful, Interesting, Dramatic
As an adoptee, I liked this book.

I have never felt the need to look for my birth parents, but I thought this book gave good insight into one that would with Kirby. I thought the emotions were real and raw. I liked the birth father's interaction with the birth mother, but some of that didn't feel so real. Overall, great read.

The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
 
Book Club Recommended
Dramatic, Adventurous
My favorite Maggie Stiefvater book so far.

I've read all of Maggie Stiefvater's books and this one is my favorite. It hooked me from the beginning and kept me going with all the different little mysteries that seemed to pop up. I loved the characters and how they all fit together. I read a review and someone said they thought it had the best last line in a book ever. I kept wondering what that would be and I must say it didn't disappoint. My only negative thing to say is that now I have to wait who knows how long for the next book in the series. Hurry up, Ms. Stiefvater! I need more!

Divergent by Veronica Roth
 
Book Club Recommended
Adventurous, Dramatic, Interesting
Definitely a must read, if you loved the Hunger Games.

I really loved the Hunger Games and felt a loss when it was over. Divergent was the answer. It was similar, but different enough to not feel like it was a copy cat. I really loved the book. I was swept away by Tris and her friends and their plight. I would highly suggest it.

Insurgent (Divergent) by Veronica Roth
 
Book Club Recommended
Adventurous, Addictive, Insightful
A good follow up to Divergent.

I thought this was a good follow up to Divergent. I felt I got to know the characters better and was over before I was ready for it. I am eagerly awaiting the last book.

Gone Girl: A Novel by Gillian Flynn
 
Book Club Recommended
Dramatic, Dark, Interesting
Oh. My. Goodness.

Have to admit the book started out a little slow for all of us. About 90 pages in I read something in one of the Nick chapters and went, "Huh?" I felt like maybe I missed something and thought I might need to start the book over again. I didn't but then I got even further and was dealt another, "WHAT?" It just kept going from there. Without giving anything away, I must say this book kept me in a lurch the entire time. I felt like I never knew what to believe. Great book. We all would recommend it.

 
Book Club Recommended
Dramatic, Graphic, Romantic
If you liked Bared to You, you will like the follow up.

A good follow up to Bared to You. There was a lot of angst -- We're together. We're broken up. Are we together? Are we broken up? It wasn't the best book we've ever read, but it was entertaining. We all agreed that we want to read the third book since we thought the most interesting part was the last chapter.

 
Book Club Recommended
Fun, Interesting, Adventurous
It was a lot of fun to read.

I enjoyed the way this book relied on correspondence between multiple people and Bee's perspective to tell the story. I had a great time reading it. I can see it will be a lot of fun to talk about all the perspectives at book group.

 
Book Club Recommended
Dark, Graphic, Dramatic
If you liked 50 Shades, this one is for you.

It started out a little slow and was fairly similiar to 50 Shades. A good read, if you liked that one.

 
Book Club Recommended
Optimistic, Romantic, Fun
Latest in the Virgin River series

I have read the whole Virgin River series and have really enjoyed it. It's a nice, fun read. Not necessarily a book group read, unless your group likes romances.

 
Book Club Recommended
Romantic, Fun
This is the 6th book in the Sullivan family series

I have read all of Bella Andre's Sullivan series books and have realy enjoyed them. They are contemporary romance, so there is a lot of sexual tension and trying to fight off feelings of love. You wouldn't have to have read all of the previous books to enjoy this one.

 
Book Club Recommended
Romantic, Fun
Another fun romance.

Rachel Gibson always delivers on fun romance.

 
Book Club Recommended
Dark, Graphic, Dramatic
Wasn't my favorite.

I have to say this wasn't a favorite book. It starts out so slow and takes too long to build to the twists and turns. It does have good twists and turns, though, so it might make an ineresting book group.

 
Book Club Recommended
Romantic, Fun
I liked it.

It was a great wrap up to the story started in the first two books of the series.

Sharp Objects: A Novel by Gillian Flynn
 
Book Club Recommended
Dramatic, Dark, Addictive
I couldn't put it down!

I read Gone Girl and really liked it, so I went looking for Gillian Flynn's other books. I picked this one up at the library and couldn't put it down. I loved Camille Preaker and her oddity. I highly suggest it.

 
Book Club Recommended
Dark, Dramatic, Interesting
Dark and twisted

It really is dark and twisted, but I couldn't put it down. Great story.

 
Book Club Recommended
Dramatic, Interesting, Insightful
Wonderful

I had tears in my eyes at the end.

 
Informative, Interesting, Insightful
Informative, but slow

I feel bad giving this book only 2 stars. This is the first book I have read by this author and although the writing is great, I probably wouldn\\\'t read another of her books. The beginning really grabbed me and I was immediately interested, but the book slowed down toward the middle and there was no climax. I kept waiting for a big moment and felt it never came. I realize now the book was based on real people and fossil history, so I understand it but still felt a little let down.

Grave Mercy by Robin\' \'LaFevers
 
Book Club Recommended
The journey of the handmaid of death

Picked this book as a result of reading a Bookpage review. So happy we did. There was much to talk about regarding Ismae and her plight. Highly suggest it. We can't wait for the follow up.

 
Book Club Recommended
Insightful, Inspiring, Beautiful
Thought Provoking

This book was very emotional and thought provoking. Our group really enjoyed it.

Moon Over Edisto by Beth Webb Hart
 
Book Club Recommended
Inspiring, Gloomy
A story of family

After many years, Julia is still reeling from her parents\' divorce. She has moved states away and plans to never return to Edisto. But then a family dilemma pulls her back to her past.
I really enjoyed this book. It was a pretty quick read and reminded me a little of my favorite author Karen White.

The Time Between by Karen White
 
Book Club Recommended
Poorly Written, Boring, Slow
I couldn't put it down.

Karen White does an awesome job of weaving past and present, mystery and love all into one book. I didn't want it to end.

Whiskey Beach by Nora Roberts
 
Book Club Recommended
Romantic, Interesting, Fun
A great Nora Roberts book

I am a big Nora Roberts fan. Her last hard cover release The Witness was not my favorite Nora Robert's book because I felt the characters a little unrelateable, so when Whiskey Beach was released I was a little hesitant to read it. I loved this book. I could relate to the characters and the setting was fantastic.

 
Book Club Recommended
If you liked the first two in the series, you will probably like this one too.

But if you are expecting the story to wrap up, it won't.
The story begins were the second book left off and while you will still love the characters and their relationship, not as much happens in this installment as you want it to. I enjoyed reading it, but felt a little let down that more didn't happen to conclude the story.

Fly Away by Kristin Hannah
 
Book Club Recommended
Inspiring, Dramatic, Addictive
If you've read Firefly Lane, this is a must read.

I loved Firefly Lane. It was a book I passed onto friends and suggested to others to read. When I saw that a follow up was being released, I was overjoyed. I liked the book and thought it was a good follow up.
That being said, it is really sad. The world of those in Firefly Lane got very dark after the conclusion of the first book. It was hard to read at some points, but left lots to discuss for book group.

 
Book Club Recommended
Fun, Interesting, Adventurous
So much fun.

Everyone loved it. It was so much fun to read. It was hilarious.

 
Book Club Recommended
Dramatic, Interesting, Insightful
Beautifully written

It was a joy to read. It was interesting to learn more about lighthouses and discuss the characters' actions.

And Then I Found You: A Novel by Patti Callahan Henry
 
Book Club Recommended
Inspiring, Beautiful
Never letting go

Kate (or Katie, as her family calls her) has tried to shed her past and begin a new life with her boyfriend of 4 years, Rowan. As he gets closer to proposing, she finds herself looking to the past to help her face her fears of forever. This journey takes her to her teenage boyfriend Jack and the secrets they share.

The Moon and More by Sarah Dessen
 
Book Club Recommended
A great choice for a teen book group.

Emaline has just graduated from her small town high school. As she counts down the days until she leaves for school she deals with her absentee father, her crazy mom and sisters that like to hang out in her room and her 3 year relationship with her boyfriend.
This would be a good choice for a teen book group.

 
Book Club Recommended
Adventurous, Fun, Dramatic
Great teen club choice

I loved it. I agree with another review that it is a good read for both teens and adults but better for a teen group to discuss. I couldn\\\'t put it down. I had to get City of Ashes ASAP to find out what was next.

 
Book Club Recommended
A great follow up to City of Bones

I loved City of Bones and since it ended with a cliff hanger, of course, I read City of Ashes. Once again I loved it and couldn't wait to pick of City of Glass.

 
Book Club Recommended
Third in the Mortal Instruments Series

I loved the first two Mortal Instrument books and this one concluded the ongoing story line well. There are more books in the series, but it really could have ended well at this book.

 
Not sure how I feel about this book...

I loved the first three books in this series and tore right through them. I felt the story could probably have ended with the third book. It seemed like I almost had to push myself to read City of Fallen Angels at times. It wasn't until I was about 2/3 of the way through that I got hooked. I wish the story line would have moved a little quicker. It was still a good read and teens would probably have quite a bit to discuss but I am not sure adults would.

 
Book Club Recommended
Book 5

City of Lost Souls brought me back to loving the series. After being somewhat disappointed with City of Fallen Angels, I was happy to be engrossed in this one. I also liked how it did not end in a cliff hanger. I can't wait to read book 6.

Ladies' Night by Mary Kay Andrews
 
Book Club Recommended
Fun, Optimistic, Insightful
Fun

Another fun read by Mary Kay Andrews. Grace's life is turned upside down when she catches her husband cheating. With no place to go but her mother's apartment over the family dive bar, Grace sets out to get her life back one court mandated therapy session at a time.

 
Book Club Recommended
An interesting read

Kate is excited to leave the confines of her life with her grandmother to move to a farming community with her new husband, Joe. What she does know is that she will also be living with her mother-in-law and a family curse.
I liked how the book went back and forth between present and past. It was a story that moved swiftly and kept your attention. I could see having several points to discuss at my book group.

 
Book Club Recommended
Another trilogy not to miss

This is another great YA trilogy. If you like Cassandra Clare, Stephenie Meyer, Maggie Steifvater, Veronica Roth or Suzanne Collins I bet you will love this too. It hooked me from the beginning and I didn't want to put it down.

 
Book Club Recommended
Great follow up to Grave Mercy

I loved Grave Mercy and was excited to read Dark Triumph. I was a little sad that the main character wasn't Ismae, but Sybella was just as entertaining. I can't wait for the third book to come out.

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
 
Book Club Recommended
Beautiful, Interesting, Brilliant
Beautiful

 
Romantic series

Marie Force is an excellent romance writer. This is a great series. Would be better to read them in order as stories carry on through the books. Probably not very good for book club, but definitely a fun, romantic read.

 
Fun Romance

A nice, quick romantic read. Part of a series about boxers falling passionately in love. Not necessarily a good book club book.

Noah: 5th Street by Elizabeth Reyes
 
Romantic

A young boxer falls in love with an older woman. A fun read, but not necessarily book group material.

Flat-Out Love by Jessica Park
 
Book Club Recommended
Good for a teen book group

A college freshman moves in with her mom's friend's family that she has never met before. She starts to have feelings for one of the sons. It was a little predictable but there were some good talking points for book groups.

 
Book Club Recommended
If you liked 50 Shades or Bared to You, you will like it.

This is the first in the series of 3. It draws you in like 50 shades does and makes you fall in love with the characters.

The Spectacular Now by Tim Tharp
 
Book Club Recommended
Spectacular book

Sutter is a fun-loving high school senior that everyone loves to party with. He has had several girlfriends, but at some point they all leave him for something "more." He meets Aimee one morning and feels the need to help her navigate her way through the end of their senior year.
Sutter is an interesting narrator and found myself rooting for him through out the book. I think it would a good book for group discussion.

The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon
 
Book Club Recommended
Fantastic, Romantic, Adventurous
First in a series of 7

I did not know when I started to read this that it was the first of seven upcoming books. I have to admit it was a little hard to get into at first for me, but then once I was in, I was addicted. I loved the character or Paige and meeting all her unique friends. If you like Divergent or The Hunger Games, chances are you will like this fantasy. I think there are a lot of different talking points you could have with this book for book club.

Left Drowning by Jessica Park
 
Book Club Recommended
I didn't expect to like this book this much.

I read Flat Out Love and Flat Out Matt and liked them, but Left Drowning blew them out of the water. The character of Blythe drew me in and I fell in love with her and the Shepherd family. Some of the book had adult content, but it seemed to further the story. Lots to talk about for a book group.

What Happened to Goodbye by Sarah Dessen
 
Book Club Recommended
A good book for a teen group

Mcclean is named after the college basketball coach her dad played for and loved. Since her mom left her dad for the new coach of her dad's favorite team, she has been inventing a new identity with each move she and her dad make.

Dreamland by Sarah Dessen
 
Book Club Recommended
Teenage domestic violence in dating

A teen goes through a violent relationship. Good talking points for teen groups.

The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen
 
Book Club Recommended
Optimistic, Romantic, Inspiring
Another great Sarah Dessen book

A great YA book about a family dealing with the death of a father.

That Summer by Sarah Dessen
 
It was okay. I like other Sarah Dessen novels better.

Haven's dad is remarrying, her sister is getting married and her mom is going to London for a few weeks. She is almost 6 foot tall and hates it. When her sister's ex-boyfriend Sumner shows back up in town, Haven finds herself drawn to him and the happy summer when her sister dated him. Not my favorite Sarah Dessen, but still good. More for a teenage crowd.

 
Book Club Recommended
Gloomy, Slow, Boring
Not Divergent or Insurgent, but okay.

It wasn\\\'t the exciting read Divergent or Insurgent were, but it was okay. It definitely wasn\\\'t what I expected and I am still trying to decide if I liked the ending or not. I don\\\'t want to spoil it for anyone, so I won\\\'t say anything else. There are definitely different talking points for groups that are reading it.

This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen
 
Book Club Recommended
Teen Book Club Pick

Remy is one of my favorite Sarah Dessen girls yet. I think this would be a good teen book group read.

Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen
 
Book Club Recommended
I was ALONG FOR THE RIDE.

I really enjoy Sarah Dessen books. She follows a formula that works. Her books definitely bring me back to those teenage years. I think almost all of her books make for good teen book club picks. There is always a relatable issue, whether your a teen or adult.

The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty
 
Book Club Recommended
Interesting, Dramatic, Addictive
I could not put THE HUSBAND'S SECRET down!

What an amazing book filled with some good twists and turns.

 
Book Club Recommended
Beautiful, Inspiring, Romantic
This book broke my heart.

Honestly, I didn't want to read this book. I knew it was about teenagers with cancer and I wasn't sure it was something I wanted to read about. I like happy endings. And although this book broke my heart, it also made me laugh out loud. Worth the time it took to read it.

 
Book Club Recommended
Brilliant, Dramatic
A lot to talk about in this book.

I think this book would make an excellent book group book. There are many talking points from Shandi's "virgin birth" to William's tragedy to how Joshilyn Jackson dealt with rape.

 
Book Club Recommended
How a young man deals with giving a child up for adoption

Josh is beginning his senior year of high school by moving in with his Uncle Larry, a karate man. He is running from his old life, the one night stand he got pregnant, the adoption of that child and his feelings about the whole thing. The book tells how his uncle involves him in karate and helps him move forward in life.

Jumping Off Swings by Jo Knowles
 
Book Club Recommended
Jumping Off Swings

Ellie is a promiscuous teenager looking for someone to love her. Josh is a virgin whose soccer buddies are egging him on to lose it. One night at a party results in Ellie becoming pregnant. This story follows Ellie, Josh and their friends Corrine and Caleb as they deal with the pregnancy, school, friendships and life. It's an honest feeling book that will have you racing to read the follow up book, Living with Jackie Chan.

 
Book Club Recommended
Typical Nora Roberts

If you like Nora Roberts, you will most likely enjoy this book. It is witches set in beautiful Ireland.

 
Book Club Recommended
A fun new series

I got this book as a Amazon Prime Kindle Firsts. I really enjoyed this book.
Mercy Taylor is born into a witch family, but has no powers. Her twin sister Maisie, go all the power, looks and boyfriend that Mercy desires. When the family matriarch is found dead, Maisie is ready to step up and lead the family...and then the twists and turns begin.

 
Romantic, Interesting, Dramatic
The follow up to Dark Witch

I love Nora Roberts, but this trilogy is a little lackluster. The storyline is interesting, but the love stories leave you wanting a little more. It was good, but not amazing. Worth the read if you are a Nora fan.

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