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Name : Maria L.

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Insightful, Interesting, Dramatic
Wonderful to read - made me stay up late to finish

The Glass Castle: A Memoir by Jeannette Walls
Interesting, Inspiring, Dramatic
Unbelievable story that makes you look at motherhood differently

Eating Heaven by Jennie Shortridge
Inspiring, Beautiful, Insightful
Easy read that keeps you interested

OVerall a good read that makes for fun discussion

Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Brilliant, Confusing, Unconvincing
A great historical fiction read with a wonderful story!

A little dense at first and character names can be confusing in the beginning but a very compelling novel!

Fun & enjoyable

Very enjoyable book, but not a lot to discuss. A nice introduction to this genre.

Last Night at the Lobster by Stewart O'Nan
Informative, Fun
Interesting character study

I enjoyed the book and found it to be easy to read. While I liked it, I did feel that the book left me feeling like something was missing.

Three Junes by Julia Glass
Slow, Interesting, Inspiring
Very interesting story line with well flushed out characters

Very engrossing book that was an enjoyable read! Everyone in the group enjoyed this book very much!

Insightful, Informative, Interesting
Moving account of the devastations of drug addiction on family

I really enjoyed the book and found it an easy read. I was eye-opening and heart -wrenching to her this account. Provided lots of discussion for our group of Moms.

Overall enjoyable, but some members did not like.

While the book is enjoyable and includes some interesting points for conversation, some of the club member found the book hard to relate to because of the academia setting. Also, most characters are interesting however a few are annoying.

Beautiful, Fantastic, Romantic
Entertaining reward with some nice twists!

The Hard Way by Julie Luongo
Wonderfully intelligent and witty novel about finding one's way

I really enjoyed this book and would read it again!

Overall an enjoyable read

Love Walked In by Marisa De Los Santos
Boring, Dramatic, Romantic
Interesting story of how lives can intersect and what to do with the unexpected

Interesting, Informative, Insightful
Excellent look at the path one chooses and how one adapts

I could not wait to finish this book and then was so sad when I did. I loved it!

I Don't Know How She Does It by Allison Pearson
Book Club Recommended
Pointless, Fun, Interesting
I don't know how she does it

I liked the book. Some of the characters were too much like caricatures. It provided for a lot of interesting discussion among our group of stay-at-home & working moms.

Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah
Book Club Recommended
Dramatic, Fun, Beautiful
Interesting although nothing new

I liked it.

What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty
Book Club Recommended
Fun, Insightful, Interesting

This book is provides an interesting perspective on how live changes without us realizing how dramatic small changes can be over time. A great read that had me wanting to keep reading late into the night!

Bossypants by Tina Fey
Book Club Recommended
Fun, Boring, Interesting
I laughed but felt like something was missing

I finished the book thinking something was missing and that Tina Fey did not reveal much. that being said she did make me laugh and addressed many issues that make for great discussion. See dailydelirium for great discussion questions.

Book Club Recommended
Insightful, Interesting, Fun
fun read

perfect beach read because it is fun and light! Makes you wonder if that really is what 11 yr old boys think about!

Reconstructing Amelia: A Novel by Kimberly McCreight
Book Club Recommended
Dramatic, Interesting, Insightful
Interesting read

Lots of insight into what it is to be a teen now and good conversations about how much parents should know

Book Club Recommended
Fun, Interesting, Addictive
Fun Summer Read

An interesting and fun look into a spectacular slice of life. Some story lines are more interesting than others.

The Painted Girls: A Novel by Cathy Marie Buchanan
Book Club Recommended
Interesting, Informative, Insightful
Moving Story of Young Dancer

I really enjoyed this book as I really connected to the main character\\\'s story despite how tragic it was. I also found the book very informative and interesting. It was nice to learn about the ballet of that time and how it worked.

Book Club Recommended
Informative, Dark, Dramatic
What you don't know is so interesting!

The book begins slowing and seems so dark but in third act it moves so quickly and you are completely rooting for the main characters! Lots of great things to discuss and much to learn about the North Korea. Read the author insights!

Unconvincing, Pointless

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