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Book Club Recommended
Adventurous, Dramatic, Interesting
Good Book for a Book Club

A lot happens in this book. It was fun to hear other members perspective of the book.

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

This book is informative and interesting. The author was able to mesh a dark part of history with current times and keep me interested.

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

Our club is less than a year old and this book is my favorite that we have read so far. The book starts out a little gloomy. I have encouraged people to keep reading and it ultimately gets very interesting. Also, learned more about WWII.

 
Book Club Recommended
Poorly Written, Boring, Slow
Good summer read!

Thought it was a fun read! Learned about different places and people.

 
Book Club Recommended
Inspiring, Insightful, Beautiful
Interesting perspective

I am a dog lover and love to read about the human/canine relationship. This is an easy, fun and enjoyable read.

 
Book Club Recommended
Informative, Dramatic, Interesting
Recommend to read!

I really didn't want to read this book when our club selected but am so glad that we read it! This is one of the best books our club has read!

Minding Frankie by Maeve Binchy
 
Book Club Recommended
Fun, Insightful, Beautiful
Fun Read

I was really interested in learning Irish customs and way of living even though this is a fictional book. To sum up, this is a fun read about a young man and his challenges in life. It also was interesting how a neighborhood (friends and family) will look after each other in life.

 
Book Club Recommended
Insightful, Beautiful, Informative
I love Esther!

This is an eye opening book about Esther and her conflict with her upbringing/religous views and her love of art. The ending is a surprise!

 
Book Club Recommended
Poorly Written, Graphic, Romantic
Page Turner

Our club is only reading book one, but I went out and purchased book two and three after reading Fifty Shades of Grey. EL James is somehow able to captivate you into the main characters, Anna and Christian. I would classify this as a summer beach read!

The Paris Wife: A Novel by Paula Mclain
 
Book Club Recommended
Interesting, Informative, Insightful
Worthy read!

I have not read any of EH's work and I think I would have enjoyed the book more if I knew more about EH. I did enjoy, learning about post WWI, Paris and places the Hemingway's visited in Europe. The book is well written. I became a fan of Hadley and her life as she grew as a wife and mother.

Emily and Einstein by Linda Francis Lee
 
Book Club Recommended
Fun, Beautiful, Optimistic
Great Read!

I loved the way Linda Francis Lee pulled the characters together. At the beginning, I was thinking that the book was too far fetched to enjoy. My advice: Keep reading.

Hemingway's Girl by Erika Robuck
 
Book Club Recommended
Insightful, Romantic, Informative
Great follow up to Paris Wife

Our book club read Paris Wife and had a lengthy discussion about Ernest Hemingway. This book is about when he is married to Pauline (wife #2) in Key West during the 1930's and their housekeeper.

Gone Girl: A Novel by Gillian Flynn
 
Dramatic, Dark, Interesting
Can two people be so destructive?

This book is well written. It was the characters that I didn't care about. Most people in our BC did not like the ending.

 
Book Club Recommended
Dramatic, Interesting, Insightful
Great for book clubs!

Most in our club liked the book! I thought the book took interesting turns and twists. The author used good descriptions of Australia.

The Time Keeper by Mitch Albom
 
Book Club Recommended
Insightful, Interesting, Inspiring
Time

This book is about how people think about time. The main characters are Dor, Sarah and Victor. I was able to read it in two airplace rides. I would recommend this book!

Moloka'i: A Novel by Alan Brennert
 
Book Club Recommended
Informative, Inspiring, Interesting
One of my favorite books!

Absolutely loved this book! It is about Rachel who develops lepracy or Hansen's disease. She is separated from her family to live on the island of Molokai. She is separated from her family and this book is about how she deals with life with the disease.

 
Book Club Recommended
Interesting, Informative
Page Turner

Loved the book! If a person has gone through cancer, you will be able to relate to the ups and downs. Sometimes I wonder how much tragedy a person can endure? I also enjoyed the first part of the book about Carole growing up and her background. I could relate to some of her crazy family members.

The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty
 
Book Club Recommended
Interesting, Dramatic, Addictive
Interesting

This book is about 3 characters and their families, and how they are intertwined because of a "husband's secret". If you like suspense in trying to figure out how the book will end..I recommend that you read it!

A House in the Sky: A Memoir by Amanda Lindhout, Sara Corbett
 
Book Club Recommended
Adventurous, Insightful, Inspiring
Not a book that I would pick on my own!

This is not a book that I would not have read on my own but am very glad that I did read it. This book is about Amanda, a young Canadian, that loves to travel. She ended up in the Middle East and then Africa. She then is kidnapped in Somalia and held for ransom for 15 months. The book is about her experiences being held as a hostage and what she does in life following. Our club did discuss the concern that Amanda put herself in such a dangerous situation. I felt the book was well written.

Wildflower Hill by Kimberley Freeman
 
Book Club Recommended
Life Changing, Dramatic, Inspiring
Good Read!

Our book club has been struggling as we have read many dark books. This book was selected on the basis that we did not want to read another dark book.
The book is about two characters, Emma current and the life of her grandmother, Beattie. Grandma has many secrets in her past that her family did not know about. Emma inherits her ranch. As she is going through her grandma's belongings, Emma learns and tries to put the pieces of her past together. The only part I did not care for was the ending.

Cutting for Stone: A Novel by Abraham Verghese
 
Book Club Recommended
Informative, Dramatic, Interesting

The Aviator's Wife: A Novel by Melanie Benjamin
 
Book Club Recommended
Informative, Interesting, Insightful
Great discussion!

This is a very interesting book about the Lindbergh family. Our club had a great discussion about the book and it was interesting to learn the many perspectives of Anne.

If you like historical fiction, then you will like this book!

 
Book Club Recommended
Fun, Fantastic, Confusing

The Boston Girl: A Novel by Anita Diamant
 
Book Club Recommended
Interesting, Informative, Insightful

 
Book Club Recommended
Interesting, Informative, Poorly Written
Interesting

We felt like this book was like reading a history book in school at some parts. A very interesting time in USA's history.

Necessary Lies: A Novel by Diane Chamberlain
 
Book Club Recommended
Informative, Insightful, Dramatic
Great Read!

This is a great read! Our club selected it without really knowing anything about the book on a recommendation. It is great to learn of America's history and what has happened in NC. It is about Jane and Ivy. Jane is a social worker and Ivy is very poor living on a tobacco farm. How their lives intertwine and work towards a better life for Ivy. The ending is great.

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

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

Take Me With You by Catherine Ryan Hyde
 
Book Club Recommended
Insightful, Inspiring, Beautiful

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