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Romantic, Fun, Interesting
Quick Easy Read

Needed this book after a string of heavy books.

Secret Daughter: A Novel by Shilpi Somaya Gowda
 
Book Club Recommended
Insightful, Informative, Interesting
Opened my eyes

Brought a perspective to India and apodption that I had not thought of before I read this book

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

The images of this book and the power of survival will stay with me forever.

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
 
Beautiful, Brilliant, Interesting
Very different

I usually don't read these types of books but I was surprised that I enjoyed it.

 
Book Club Recommended
Dramatic, Insightful, Dark
Took me by surprise

I had no idea what this book was about and when it came to the punchline I was completely shocked.

 
Book Club Recommended
Gloomy, Insightful, Dramatic
Shocking

I was a complete sucker and never guessed the ending of this book. Still can't believe it.

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
 
Book Club Recommended
Insightful, Dramatic, Brilliant
An abolutely must read

I can't believe I haven't read this book previously. It was difficult but thought provoking. Definitely will re-read this book.

 
Dramatic, Adventurous, Graphic
Good solid follow up to The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

Enjoyed this book but not as much as The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. But still a page turner to the very end.

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
 
Book Club Recommended
Inspiring, Insightful, Optimistic
Life Changer

Again another book that I couldn't believe I hadn't read before. This was a life changing inspirational read for me personally reminding me of my dreams and passions in life.

Cleopatra: A Life by Stacy Schiff
 
Informative, Difficult, Confusing
Worth the time to read

Although I enjoyed the historical knowledge I gained from the book, I'm not sure this would be a good thought provocking, conversational stimulating read for a book club.

The Paris Wife: A Novel by Paula Mclain
 
Interesting, Informative, Insightful
Not a waste of your time

I enjoyed learning about the early days of Ernest Hemingway. I found it difficult at times to read knowing the outcome.

 
Book Club Recommended
Beautiful, Interesting, Informative
Found it interesting

Have had a string of books about the value of girls in different cultures. A bit of a surprise ending for me that has left me with more questions.

 
Dramatic, Interesting, Adventurous
This is my kind of book

A page turner & mystery to the very end but I'm sure it's book club material Can't wait to read the next one.

 
Adventurous, Dramatic, Brilliant
A good ending to a good trilogy

I found book 3 of the Hunger Games Trilogy a good ending to the Trilogy. For the first time in awhile I found closure and felt like there were no loose ends to a collection of books.

 
Adventurous, Dramatic, Fun
Not as good as the 1st book

Although I didn't think this book was as good as Hunger Games, I enjoyed the continuation of the story line. Can't wait to read the final book Mockingay.

Mudbound by Hillary Jordan
 
Book Club Recommended
Dramatic, Insightful, Interesting
Enjoyed every page

Every member of our book club thought this was one of our best selections. The characters were all well developed. The story line was difficult but beautifully written.

 
Informative, Inspiring, Boring
Enjoyed the humor

My college daughter gave me this book as a gift. She wanted to help me find my happiness again. She was so right. I was in a terrible rut and need something to pull me out of it. It definitely helped get me going again but do not recommend for book club discussions.

The Hunger Games (Book 1) by Suzanne Collins
 
Book Club Recommended
Adventurous, Dramatic, Interesting
Had difficulty at first geting over the gruesome premise

It took me a long time to actually pick up this book when I heard what it was about. It took me almost as long to get over the horrific concept of the book after I started reading it. However, I couldn't put it down, I didn't know it was a Trilogy until the very end of the book and couldn't wait a day before reading the next book.

 
Fun
Light Easy Read

I need this book after reading a string of deep historical biographies. Fairly predictable but not a waste of my time. Would not recommend for book club.

Room: A Novel by Emma Donoghue
 
Dramatic, Interesting, Insightful
Not one of my personal favorites

I had a very difficult time with the storyline. Also found it difficult to read Jack's dialogue.

The Glass Castle: A Memoir by Jeannette Walls
 
Book Club Recommended
Interesting, Inspiring, Dramatic
Couldn't believe this was based on a true story

 
Book Club Recommended
Interesting, Adventurous, Informative
Surprisingly I loved this book

I took a complete leap of faith in chosing this book & I was completelty pleased at how much I truly enjoyed this book. It didn't portray any of the people as 1 dimensional good or bad. The story was interesting & exciting. I couldn't put the book down.

Fragile: A Novel by Lisa Unger
 
Book Club Recommended
Dramatic, Life Changing, Dark
Wow a real shocker

This was an exciting insightful page turner. Loved this book.

South of Broad by Pat Conroy
 
Book Club Recommended
Dramatic, Interesting, Dark
Pat Conroy did it again

My girlfriend recommended this book to me & I wasn't let down. From the very first page I was hooked.

 
Dramatic, Interesting, Romantic
Thought I would love this book

I found the book to be slow & uninteresting. Wasn't even interested in the ending. Didn't do anything for me. Wish I would have had that time back.

 
Book Club Recommended
Romantic, Informative, Beautiful
Took me a few times to get into the book

I read the first 30 pages 3 times before actually finishing the book but very glad I did. I learned a lot about the times and about the Japanese culture. Also enjoyed the relationship developments in the book.

 
Book Club Recommended
Informative, Dramatic, Interesting
Beautifully Written

An inspiring look into the power of the human soul.

The Help by Kathryn Stockett
 
Book Club Recommended
Insightful, Inspiring, Interesting
A look into the good, the bad and the ugly

The Help shows us the different sides of the South during a time of profound and well needed change in America......with a sense of humor.

 
Book Club Recommended
Dramatic, Interesting, Insightful
Sad & Inspiring all in 1 book

Read this book twice and was shocked both times at how emotional I got throughout the book.

 
Poorly Written, Graphic, Romantic
Not the best written book

But I will say I am 200 pages into book two. Can't wait to find out what happens to the main characters. So while the writing might not be up to snuff the story line has me completely hooked.

 
Book Club Recommended
Adventurous, Dramatic, Interesting
Romantic

Started off a little slow but who doesn't love a truly romantic book about a man who deeply loves a woman.

Half Broke Horses by Jeannette Walls
 
Book Club Recommended
Adventurous, Interesting, Inspiring
At times I found this difficult to read

But the story is inspirational.

 
Book Club Recommended
Interesting, Dramatic, Dark
Never saw the end coming....

Quick easy read with a twist ending. Interesting topic.

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

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