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Same Kind Of Different As Me by Ron Hall, Denver Moore
 
Book Club Recommended
Inspiring, Insightful, Life Changing
good

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

 
Book Club Recommended
Dramatic, Interesting, Beautiful
Really amazing

 
Book Club Recommended
Informative, Slow, Insightful
well written

Little Bee: A Novel by Chris Cleave
 
Book Club Recommended
Dramatic, Insightful, Interesting
fantastic language use

 
Informative, Slow, Insightful
mixed feelings

The story was inspiring and new to me. The people were amazing but I needed more, more, more. Lots of repetitive description about the forest and confusing locations in Warsaw. I would have loved more pictures, a map, more organization about what happened in what order. I really needed to know the people better.

The Help by Kathryn Stockett
 
Book Club Recommended
Insightful, Inspiring, Interesting
Fantastic book

Such a difficult subject and she did it so well.

 
Book Club Recommended
Romantic, Informative, Beautiful
history

I loved the historical parts. His childhood was interesting, exciting and well told. I felt the current paarts were a little slower but very important to the book and I felt they picked up steam and resolved well at the end.

 
Book Club Recommended
Dramatic, Interesting, Adventurous
Huge book

I enjoyed anticipating the next twists and turns. It was smart and exciting.

 
Book Club Recommended
Adventurous, Dramatic, Interesting
great characters

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

 
Book Club Recommended
Adventurous, Dramatic, Fun
great characters

You need to have read the the whole series. I really enjoyed it! Exciting and suspenseful

The Dress Lodger by Sheri Holman
 
Book Club Recommended
Dramatic, Difficult, Dark
fascinating

I enjoy mysteries and historical fiction. this is both. Very creepy and sad but really great to read.

 
Epic, Dramatic, Graphic
romance abounds

This is a fun read about Eleanor of Aquitaine. Is includes graphic sex and quite a bit of melodrama. The male characters are not fully realized.

 
Book Club Recommended
Slow, Dramatic, Beautiful
Best

The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory
 
Book Club Recommended
Interesting, Dramatic, Informative
Good book

I liked it. The characters were not very likeable but they were complex and believable.

Russian Winter: A Novel by Daphne Kalotay
 
Book Club Recommended
Interesting, Insightful, Slow
interesting

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
 
Book Club Recommended
Adventurous, Dramatic, Interesting
wow!

loved this series and read each one hungrily.

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

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

The 19th Wife: A Novel by David Ebershoff
 
Book Club Recommended
Informative, Interesting, Insightful
good book abt awful practice

 
Book Club Recommended
Dramatic, Brilliant, Adventurous
crazy great

Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger
 
Interesting, Dark, Pointless
weird characters

The March: A Novel by E.L. Doctorow
 
Book Club Recommended
Dramatic, Inspiring, Difficult
hard to read

 
Book Club Recommended
Insightful, Beautiful, Difficult
sad ending

 
Book Club Recommended
Informative, Interesting, Adventurous
American Indians

I enjoy reading abt Am Indians and this is one of the best I've read. Without taking sides Gwynne gives facts and descriptions. He clarifies the situation for the comanches and the settlers without glossing over the atrocities. His tone is conversational and even humorous. A first rate book!

 
Book Club Recommended
Dark, Interesting, Brilliant
wow!

Coraline by Neil Gaiman
 
Book Club Recommended
Brilliant, Fun, Dark
cool and creepy

 
Inspiring, Slow, Informative
long, long, long

I enjoyed learning about Ben but it was too detailed and long.

True Grit: A Novel by Charles Portis
 
Book Club Recommended
Adventurous, Dramatic, Fun
true

 
Book Club Recommended
Interesting, Informative, Unconvincing
Ape House

Our book club mostly enjoyed this novel. But a few of us felt it was all over the place

 
Book Club Recommended
Inspiring, Epic, Adventurous
young adult title

 
Book Club Recommended
Interesting, Insightful, Informative
great nonfiction

 
Informative, Persuasive, Scary
very important information

Gilead: A Novel by Marilynne Robinson
 
Book Club Recommended
Slow, Insightful, Beautiful
great

Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok
 
Book Club Recommended
Inspiring, Insightful, Interesting
well written

loved the story and appreciated everything more

Half Broke Horses by Jeannette Walls
 
Book Club Recommended
Adventurous, Interesting, Inspiring
what a life

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

Robopocalypse: A Novel by Daniel H. Wilson
 
Book Club Recommended
Epic, Scary
exciting

Sparsely written and full of action. but lots of things to discuss

Bossypants by Tina Fey
 
Book Club Recommended
Fun, Boring, Interesting
long, long, long

Laughed and laughed

 
Book Club Recommended
Fun, Inspiring, Insightful
good stuff

 
Book Club Recommended
Informative, Insightful, Brilliant
Very Revealing

 
Book Club Recommended
Informative, Inspiring, Beautiful
Beautiful descriptive language

Moon Over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool
 
Book Club Recommended
Inspiring, Insightful, Beautiful
excellent

I enjoyed this very much

 
Book Club Recommended
Informative, Interesting, Insightful
for everybody

well written and fun to read, very informative. Bookgroup decided it should be required reading in HS

A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick
 
Book Club Recommended
Dark, Dramatic, Interesting
beautiful prose

The Widower's Tale by Julia Glass
 
Book Club Recommended
Insightful, Slow, Dramatic
language

Excellent use of language for dialogue and description

The Cat's Table by Michael Ondaatje
 
Book Club Recommended
Boring, Difficult, Slow
the prose

Such lovely writing

The Tiger's Wife by Tea Obreht
 
Book Club Recommended
Confusing, Slow, Interesting
Cool book

 
Book Club Recommended
Informative, Dramatic, Insightful
wanted lots more

Doc: A Novel by Mary Doria Russell
 
Book Club Recommended
Dramatic, Interesting, Fantastic
Great read

 
Book Club Recommended
Brilliant, Adventurous, Fun
So much fun

Gone Girl: A Novel by Gillian Flynn
 
Book Club Recommended
Dramatic, Dark, Interesting
Twisty

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
 
Book Club Recommended
Dramatic, Insightful, Interesting
Great story

 
Book Club Recommended
Interesting, Inspiring, Dramatic
thought provoking

 
Book Club Recommended
Informative, Insightful, Dark
crazy world

 
Book Club Recommended
reservations

 
Book Club Recommended
Beautiful, Inspiring, Romantic
Lovely

It was honest and so well written

 
Book Club Recommended
Insightful, Interesting, Gloomy
pretty sad

The Round House: A Novel by Louise Erdrich
 
Book Club Recommended
Insightful, Informative, Interesting
great

 
Book Club Recommended
Interesting, Adventurous, Dramatic
Wonderful

Great imagery, truly unique

Tinkers by Paul Harding
 
Book Club Recommended
Beautiful, Slow, Difficult

The Devil's Highway: A True Story by Luis Alberto Urrea
 
Book Club Recommended
Informative, Confusing, Graphic
So deep

 
Book Club Recommended
Interesting, Insightful, Informative

Life After Life: A Novel by Kate Atkinson
 
Book Club Recommended
Interesting, Confusing, Insightful

 
Book Club Recommended
Beautiful, Insightful, Dramatic
Moving

So real so

 
Book Club Recommended
Slow, Interesting, Adventurous
Great book!

Excellent mystery with well developed characters

The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
 
Book Club Recommended
Informative, Insightful, Inspiring
Eye opening!

So happy to hear about women in our history!

City of Women: A Novel by David R. Gillham
 
Book Club Recommended
Dramatic, Insightful, Informative
Great characters

I enjoyed the diversity of characters in WWII Germany

 
Book Club Recommended
Insightful, Inspiring, Beautiful
Very thought provoking

We all enjoyed it even tho it was sad

I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson
 
Book Club Recommended
Beautiful, Dramatic, Insightful
Great YA

Nelson hit a perfect tone and blend of serious issues that YA worry about.

Worthy Brown's Daughter by Phillip Margolin
 
Dramatic, Slow, Poorly Written
Just ok

Good setting and interesting subject but not really well plotted

Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
 
Book Club Recommended
Fun, Addictive, Dramatic
Funny and smart

We all enjoyed it and had great discussions

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

Such an engaging author

 
Book Club Recommended
Informative, Fun, Interesting
So great

 
Book Club Recommended
Adventurous, Interesting, Informative

The Good Earth by Pearl Buck
 
Book Club Recommended
Insightful, Epic, Brilliant

 
Book Club Recommended
Inspiring, Insightful, Beautiful
just good

it was just good for me

A Hundred Summers by Beatriz Williams
 
Book Club Recommended
Addictive, Fun, Beautiful
Romance

The plot was a bit silly. The writing was very good and thesetting was great.

 
Book Club Recommended
Informative, Inspiring, Dramatic
All of them

I could have kept going on the list of descriptors: Brilliant, dramatic, epic, fantastic

 
Book Club Recommended
Insightful, Interesting, Informative
Mr. Lincoln

I loved the writing and the subject was interesting.

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

great story about community

 
Book Club Recommended
Adventurous, Dramatic, Brilliant
Adventure

A fun adventure, a great mystery and family stories

 
Book Club Recommended
Fun, Insightful, Inspiring
Hilarious!

Laugh out loud funny and yet inspiring

 
Book Club Recommended
Dramatic, Interesting, Insightful
mixed

We mostly loved the writing but were mixed about the plot.

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

Not so great, predictable

 
Book Club Recommended
Fun, Dramatic, Interesting
Shakespeare!

Love a play in a play in a play

Swing Time by Zadie Smith
 
Book Club Recommended
Interesting, Unconvincing, Pointless
great

H Is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald
 
Slow, Difficult, Boring

 
Insightful, Informative, Interesting

 
Book Club Recommended
Dramatic, Beautiful, Scary
fairy tale

News of the World by Paulette Jiles
 
Adventurous, Interesting, Beautiful

 
Insightful, Dramatic, Informative

 
Fantastic, Brilliant, Addictive

 
Interesting, Dramatic, Insightful

 
Interesting, Insightful, Fun

 
Informative, Interesting, Insightful

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

A Gentleman in Moscow by AMOR TOWLES
 
Beautiful, Brilliant, Insightful

 
Interesting, Informative, Insightful

 
Informative, Insightful, Inspiring

 
Informative, Difficult, Dramatic

Tulip Fever: A Novel by Deborah Moggach
 
Interesting, Romantic, Dramatic

 
Fun, Interesting, Adventurous

The Rosie Project: A Novel by Graeme Simsion
 
Fun, Interesting, Insightful

 
Addictive, Dark, Unconvincing

 
Brilliant, Confusing, Interesting

 
Informative, Interesting, Insightful

Purple Hibiscus: A Novel by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
 
Slow, Boring, Confusing

 
Inspiring, Informative, Dramatic

 
Inspiring, Addictive, Informative

 
Informative, Adventurous, Inspiring

The Dutch House: A Novel by Ann Patchett
 
Insightful, Interesting, Dramatic

 
Inspiring, Insightful, Optimistic

My Family and Other Animals by Gerald Durrell
 

House Made of Dawn by N. Scott Momaday
 

Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover
 
Interesting, Inspiring, Dramatic

 
Life Changing, Epic, Inspiring

There There by Tommy Orange
 
Dark, Insightful, Informative

 
Interesting, Informative, Dramatic

Still Life by Louise Penny
 
Interesting, Fun, Addictive

 
Informative, Insightful, Interesting

 
Informative, Interesting, Insightful

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