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Name : Joanne V.

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A Secret Kept: A Novel by Tatiana de Rosnay
Gloomy, Boring, Unconvincing
The Secret Kept

We chose this book because we loved Tatiana De Rosnay's first book, Sarah's Key, so much. We all agreed that this was not of the same quality. That said we did enjoy the book although the characters were not as likable and somewhat confusing at times, which left us with much to discuss. The end left us with questions that were never answered. All in all, the book was ok but not one of our favorites.

The Hunger Games (Book 1) by Suzanne Collins
Book Club Recommended
Adventurous, Dramatic, Interesting
Hunger Games

Most of our group was a little leery about this selection but once they started reading they changed their minds. Very powerful with a lot of thought provoking messages. It was definitely worth reading.

Fare Forward - A Novel by Wendy Dubow Polins
Book Club Recommended
Confusing, Insightful, Poorly Written
Fare Foreward

This was an interesting novel although an understanding of Kabbalah would have been helpful. It does present many thought provoking ideas about science, religion and love which make for much discussion. It was enjoyed by most of the group, although not one of our favorite reads.

Flying Fish by Vern Hobbs
Book Club Recommended
Interesting, Optimistic, Adventurous
Flying Fish

Vern Hobbs is a first time author although he is not a stranger to writing. His novel Flying Fish combines his knowledge of sailing, marine life and the trials of making a living on the water. He brings the characters of Juniper Key to life as they face difficult changes to their community. The characters come together to save their town and their way of life. It was a fun read that was enjoyed by our book club.

Book Club Recommended
Insightful, Inspiring, Informative
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The Shadow Queen: A Novel by Sandra Gulland
Book Club Recommended
Insightful, Informative, Interesting

A House in the Sky: A Memoir by Amanda Lindhout, Sara Corbett
Book Club Recommended
Adventurous, Insightful, Inspiring

TransAtlantic: A Novel by Colum McCann
Book Club Recommended
Interesting, Confusing, Informative

Blame: A Novel by Michelle Huneven
Book Club Recommended
Unconvincing, Insightful, Informative

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

Defending Jacob: A Novel by William Landay
Book Club Recommended
Dramatic, Interesting, Insightful

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

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

The Girl From the Train by Irma Joubert
Book Club Recommended
Informative, Insightful, Inspiring

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