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The Marriage Plot: A Novel by Jeffrey Eugenides
 
Slow, Dark, Interesting
Needs a good editor

I felt that this book was pretentious and disconnected. The author seemed to enjoy boring us with his encyclopedic knowledge of semiotics, literature theory, English literature, and religious studies in the first third of the book. The rest gets no better with a mind numbingly detailed account of medications, their doses, and side effects for bipolar disease. The book could have been an interesting account of the relevance of "the marriage plot" in modern life if it were about a third the length it is.

 
Book Club Recommended
Informative, Interesting, Insightful
Great story

The Dovekeeper by Alice Hoffman
 
Beautiful, Epic, Informative
Overly long

Liked but did not love this book. Overly long and many book club members didn't finish

 
Book Club Recommended

Beartown: A Novel by Fredrik Backman
 
Interesting, Dramatic, Addictive

 
Informative, Insightful, Interesting

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
 
Insightful, Life Changing, Inspiring

 
Informative, Interesting, Slow

 
Interesting, Insightful, Dramatic

 
Informative, Interesting, Insightful

The Rent Collector by Camron Wright
 
Inspiring, Insightful, Informative

 
Adventurous, Informative, Fun

 
Adventurous, Dramatic, Interesting

A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara
 
Brilliant, Epic, Beautiful

 
Interesting, Insightful, Informative

A Gentleman in Moscow by AMOR TOWLES
 
Beautiful, Brilliant, Insightful

 
Interesting, Insightful, Informative

 
Adventurous, Boring, Insightful

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
 
Informative, Insightful, Brilliant

 
Interesting, Adventurous, Informative

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

 
Informative, Insightful, Dark

 
Informative, Inspiring

The Door by Magda Szab
 
Dramatic, Fantastic, Brilliant

All the King's Men by Robert Penn Warren
 
Brilliant, Addictive, Beautiful

 
Informative, Insightful, Life Changing

Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl
 
Difficult, Informative, Insightful

 
Informative, Interesting, Adventurous

 
Dramatic, Addictive, Interesting

What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty
 
Fun, Insightful, Interesting

The Art Forger: A Novel by B. A. Shapiro
 
Informative, Interesting, Insightful

 
Adventurous, Interesting, Inspiring

 
Insightful, Interesting, Slow

 
Fun, Optimistic, Interesting

 
Informative, Insightful, Dark

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

 
Dramatic, Dark, Interesting

Infidel by Ayaan Hirsi Ali
 
Informative, Insightful, Inspiring

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
 
Beautiful, Brilliant, Interesting

 
Insightful, Inspiring, Beautiful

 
Insightful, Inspiring, Informative

 

And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini
 
Interesting, Insightful, Confusing

Not Me: A Novel by Michael Lavigne
 
Informative, Insightful, Dramatic

 
Interesting, Informative, Slow

 
Dramatic, Interesting, Insightful

 
Interesting, Insightful, Informative

 
Beautiful, Romantic, Insightful

arcadia by Lauren Groff
 
Beautiful, Adventurous, Interesting

 
Informative, Interesting, Inspiring

 
Fun, Adventurous, Interesting

 
Insightful, Interesting, Dramatic

 
Dramatic, Interesting, Informative

 
Informative, Interesting, Insightful

 
Brilliant, Insightful, Inspiring

State of Wonder: A Novel by Ann Patchett
 
Adventurous, Interesting, Dramatic

The Paris Wife: A Novel by Paula Mclain
 
Interesting, Informative, Insightful

The Attack by Yasmina Khadra
 
Informative, Dramatic, Interesting

 
Fun, Optimistic, Inspiring

 
Inspiring, Dramatic, Informative

Room: A Novel by Emma Donoghue
 
Dramatic, Interesting, Insightful

 
Informative, Inspiring, Dramatic

 
Dramatic, Interesting, Adventurous

Cutting for Stone: A Novel by Abraham Verghese
 
Dramatic, Informative, Interesting

 
Dramatic, Interesting, Insightful

The Help by Kathryn Stockett
 
Insightful, Inspiring, Interesting

 
Dramatic, Interesting, Adventurous

Prince of Tides by Pat Conroy
 
Beautiful, Dramatic, Insightful

The Power of One by Bryce Courtenay
 
Inspiring, Dramatic, Informative

 
Informative, Interesting, Graphic

 
Beautiful, Informative, Insightful

Torture the Artist by Joey Goebel
 

People of the Book: A Novel by Geraldine Brooks
 
Informative, Interesting, Insightful

Moloka'i: A Novel by Alan Brennert
 
Informative, Inspiring, Interesting

The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins
 

Loving Frank: A Novel by Nancy Horan
 
Informative, Interesting, Dramatic

 
Dramatic, Brilliant, Informative

 
Insightful, Informative, Interesting

The Gathering by Anne Enright
 
Boring, Slow, Gloomy

 
Dramatic, Insightful, Informative

Out of Egypt: A Memoir by André Aciman
 

 
Informative, Dramatic, Insightful

 
Adventurous, Dramatic, Interesting

Why Jews Don't Camp by Arnie Z. Goldberg
 

Those Who Save Us by Jenna Blum
 
Dramatic, Insightful, Interesting

 
Romantic, Optimistic, Unconvincing

The Constant Princess by Philippa Gregory
 
Dramatic, Insightful, Informative

 

 
Dramatic, Interesting, Insightful

Prospero's Daughter: A Novel by Elizabeth Nunez
 

 
Informative, Dramatic, Interesting

The Dante Club: A Novel by Matthew Pearl
 
Adventurous, Interesting, Brilliant

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
 
Inspiring, Insightful, Optimistic

Everything is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer
 
Confusing, Interesting, Difficult

The Namesake: A Novel by Jhumpa Lahiri
 
Interesting, Insightful, Beautiful

 
Adventurous, Dramatic, Brilliant

A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
 
Fun, Confusing, Adventurous

 
Insightful, Informative, Interesting

The Last Jew by Noah Gordon
 
Informative, Beautiful, Adventurous

 
Insightful, Interesting, Dramatic

The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory
 
Interesting, Dramatic, Informative

Fall On Your Knees by Ann-Marie MacDonald
 
Dark, Gloomy, Graphic

 
Gloomy, Dramatic, Insightful

 
Interesting, Dramatic, Epic

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
 
Insightful, Dramatic, Brilliant

The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
 
Romantic, Interesting, Beautiful

The Dogs of Babel: A Novel by Carolyn Parkhurst
 
Adventurous, Beautiful, Romantic

Life of Pi by Yann Martel
 
Adventurous, Interesting, Brilliant

Empire Falls by Richard Russo
 
Dramatic, Boring, Insightful

Getting Mother's Body: A Novel by Suzan-Lori Parks
 
Brilliant, Insightful, Beautiful

 

Plainsong by Kent Haruf
 
Interesting, Insightful, Beautiful

 
Interesting, Inspiring, Beautiful

 
Interesting, Pointless, Informative

Atonement by Ian McEwan
 
Slow, Dramatic, Difficult

The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
 
Adventurous, Interesting, Dramatic

The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
 
Insightful, Dramatic, Inspiring

Hilda and Pearl: A Novel by Alice Mattison
 

The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
 
Slow, Boring, Gloomy

The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
 
Dramatic, Insightful, Interesting

 
Insightful, Inspiring, Interesting

 
Slow, Difficult, Romantic

Nanny Diaries by Nicola Kraus
 
Fun, Interesting, Dramatic

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
 
Romantic, Brilliant, Epic

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