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And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini
 
Book Club Recommended
Interesting, Insightful, Confusing
And the Mountains Echoed

The book was hard to follow as the author kept moving from one group of people to another. Chapter titles would have helped. The book provided lots of areas for conversation. The group enjoyed the book but were not satisfied with the ending. The impact of the story would have been just as effective with a happy ending.

The Silent Sister: A Novel by Diane Chamberlain
 
Book Club Recommended
Dramatic, Interesting, Addictive
The Silent Sister

Fun reading...lots of unexpected twists in the story line. Don't read the book summary as it spoils some of the unexpected turn of events.

These Foolish Things by Deborah Moggach
 
Book Club Recommended
Confusing
These Foolish Things or The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

While the group enjoyed the book overall; there were so many characters that it was difficult to keep them all straight. We plan to watch the movie in place of reading a book for next month and then discuss the differences between the book and movie.

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

The book was hard to put down. A wonderful reading experience and terrific for discussion. We spend almost two hours discussing this book. One club member sais she might read it again! All eleven the discussion questions were great; we didn't skip a single one.

Yellow Crocus by Laila Ibrahim
 
Book Club Recommended
Interesting, Informative, Insightful
Yellow Crocus

The group enjoyed reading the book overall, however felt it might be too fairy tale like. We kept wainting for something bad to happen. The published questions led to good discussions.

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

We all enjoyed the book. it is definitely worth reading. The author did a terrific job of combining history with fiction. I wanted to read what would happen next.

This Census-Taker by China Miéville
 
Poorly Written, Gloomy, Dark
This Census-Taker

No one in our group liked this book and we do not plan to read any of his other titles. The writing style left a lot to be desired. It was dark and weird and there was no joy in reading it.

I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh
 
Book Club Recommended
Dramatic, Addictive, Interesting
I let you go by Clare Mackintosh

Wonderful read. I couldn't put it down. Well written. Wonderful twist. I'll be reading more books by Clare Mackintosh. Everyone in our book club enjoyed reading this book

 
Book Club Recommended
Beautiful, Informative, Inspiring
A Memory of Violets

Well written. Very enjoyable to read.

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