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Name : Carla J.

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Room: A Novel by Emma Donoghue
 
Book Club Recommended
Dramatic, Interesting, Insightful
Room

What our club loved about this book was it gave us a lot to discuss. A few were squeamish re reading it, but it's not overly graphic by any means. The writer brilliantly gets into the narrative mind of a young child.

Sarah's Key by Tatiana De Rosnay
 
Informative, Dramatic, Insightful
Don't get all the hype

Mixed reviews from our club. Most of us liked the WWII story, but the present day one left us cold. The protagonist was insipid and the writing not up to the WWII topic.

 
Adventurous, Epic, Brilliant
Not Really For Book Clubs

Most of us loved the book, although personally, I found myself slogging through the last third. Not that it was bad (unlike the last third of Pillars of the Earth), it was just too much more of the same. The main problem our group had was we found nothing much to discuss with this book.

Foreskin's Lament: A Memoir by Shalom Auslander
 
Book Club Recommended
Interesting, Graphic, Fun
Laugh Out Loud Funny

Really enjoyed this book. He's a wonderful writer. It provided a lot of laughs and a peek into a culture I had no clue about.

 
Book Club Recommended
Fun, Adventurous, Inspiring
Queen of the Road

Our club loved this book. I think it's our favorite this year. We found ourselves reading our favorites lines to each other and laughing all over again. The best part, and the reason for 5 stars was the discussion. Although on the surface, this book is just a breezy, light, fun read, it actually provides a lot of inspiration and food for thought.

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

Wonderful look into a time not so far long ago. We also enjoyed the discussion and plan to attend the movie as a group.

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer, Annie Barrows
 
Informative, Interesting, Fun
Mixed reviews

This was a light, but most of us felt, pointless read in the end. It's really written at the level of a sort of modern romance without much romance. Don't really understand all the hype.

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