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Book Club Recommended
Beautiful, Optimistic, Romantic
A Light in the Window

Another charming read. It was good to reconnect with the characters in this quaint town. It's a good holiday read because it is not overwhelming, sad or depressing. I would love to visit a town like this if it in fact exists, with knowing each and every person's history, supporting each other and the town parties and festivities that everyone has to play a role in. I like how the characters' stories continue to wind together and new relations are discovered plus the inclusion of one of two outsiders to keep the story going. I was also happier reading this story since it focused on only a few of the characters and did not have as much character introductions, as the first book did. Made it much easier to follow the book. I am looking forward to reading more in the storyline and to continue to see the evolving characters!

The Screwtape Letters by C. S. Lewis
 
Difficult, Boring, Confusing
The Screwtape Letters

Confusing at first- I felt like I was only listening to half of a conversation. Definitely need to sit and read pretty much all at once so there is less confusion and you can try to follow the sequence of events. Entertaining at times.

 
Book Club Recommended
Adventurous, Informative, Fun
A Walk in the Woods

Very entertaining- some great quotes to discuss!

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

A great read and great for discussion!

The Glass Castle: A Memoir by Jeannette Walls
 
Book Club Recommended
Interesting, Inspiring, Dramatic
The Glass Castle

This book evokes a really strong reaction and led to some really great conversations with my book club!

 
Book Club Recommended
Dramatic, Interesting, Insightful
The Memory Keeper's Daughter

 
Pointless, Poorly Written, Boring
Julie & Julia

It was a lively discussion but most of us did not like the book, we preferred the movie which was kind of strange since normally we all vote the other way!

 
Book Club Recommended
Beautiful, Insightful, Brilliant
The Age of Innocence

A little slow moving but I can see why it was a classic.

 
Book Club Recommended
Epic, Romantic, Adventurous
Beneath a Marble Sky

This book generated great discussion plus some of us are so interested we may continue to read some non-fiction information about the Taj Mahal! Road trip?!

The Thirteenth Tale: A Novel by Diane Setterfield
 
Book Club Recommended
Dramatic, Interesting, Dark
The Thirteenth Tale

We had fun discussing our reactions to the plot twist at the end of the book. Plus it was interesting to find that we all had different thoughts as to what the "thirteenth tale" was!

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

Great read and discussion book!

 
Book Club Recommended
Interesting, Beautiful, Dramatic
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan

 
Book Club Recommended
Romantic, Fun, Insightful
Major Pettigrew's Last Stand

The book had great character development and you really had a personal reaction to the characters but moved slowly at some points. The ending was quick and ended pleasantly.

 
Book Club Recommended
Informative, Interesting, Insightful
The Dressmaker

Easy to read- could lead to more ideas of books to read for book club.

 
Book Club Recommended
Interesting, Insightful, Optimistic
Another Piece of My Heart

We had a pretty strong reaction- at times the book seemed realistic but when we explored, it reminded us that events like those that happened in the book do happen even though the situation with the biological mother cutting herself off completely seemed unrealistic.

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