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Name : Barbara R.

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

Generally we all enjoyed the book and we had a great involved discussion about it. Room brings up lots of current day happenings and gets the group talking on many different levels. The best thing about the book is that is was written from Jack's perspective. This made it readable and enjoyable.

Book Club Recommended
Inspiring, Dramatic, Informative

This is an amazing tale of Louie and how it handled life and everything it threw at him. It made for great conversation and it was nice to learn about WWII from the Japan front rather than only the European arena.

Book Club Recommended
Informative, Inspiring, Boring
Happiness Abounds

Reading this book made everyone in the group think more about being happy and trying to bring more joy to their lives and to others. We all realized that when we are happy it's contagious.

Book Club Recommended
Beautiful, Interesting, Brilliant
The Night Circus

This is a believable fantasy with characters that you fall in love with. The book was brilliantly written and the descriptions of the circus, characters and attractions were amazing.

Book Club Recommended
Adventurous, Interesting, Unconvincing
Charmed by Ava

Ava won the hearts of our group and kept us reading to the end. You need to like fantasy to enjoy this book.

Book Club Recommended
Adventurous, Inspiring, Interesting
Extremely well written

Cheryl's use of language and words is amazing. Her sorrow at the loss of her mother is so profound that she hikes the PCT to reconnect with herself. She is amazingly blunt about her own indiscretions and she sets out on a journey a little naïve of what she will encounter. A great read and makes you want to put on your hiking boots.

A Hundred Flowers: A Novel by Gail Tsukiyama
Boring, Informative, Optimistic
A Hundred Flowers

This narrative was boring and slow. Everyone in our group was disappointed by this selection and we only selected it because our club recieved the copies for free.

Book Club Recommended
Beautiful, Insightful, Optimistic
The Homecoming

Very enjoyable and nice to read at Christmas time.

Book Club Recommended
Informative, Interesting, Insightful
The Language of Flowers

Was very enjoyable and everyone in the group had good things to say about the book.

Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya
Book Club Recommended
Interesting, Brilliant, Inspiring
Amazing Story

This book is a true delight to read. It is a wonderful story of a young boy growing up and the wishes of his mother and father. The effects that Ultima has on is life are amazing. A truly beautiful story.

Book Club Recommended
Great active discussion on this book

Cain by Jose Saramago
Difficult to read

Book Club Recommended
Interesting, Insightful, Dramatic
Good story

Really interesting the family dynamics that were seen throughout the story. Nicely tied together at the end.

Flight Behavior: A Novel by Barbara Kingsolver
Book Club Recommended
Informative, Insightful, Interesting
Great story but a slow start

The characters develop slowly and the storyline takes a bit of time, but overall the book is a success if you continue reading.

Book Club Recommended
Inspiring, Insightful, Beautiful
An entertaining read

It's an entertaining book, told from the dog's perspective. Good not great.

The Middlesteins: A Novel by Jami Attenberg
Book Club Recommended
Unconvincing, Confusing, Interesting
Really gets the conversation going

This is a book that really gets everyone talking. It generated a lot of emotion and opinions. A fun easy read with some great characters that sound just like people you know.

Book Club Recommended
Inspiring, Insightful, Beautiful
A great read!

This was a very good book with a nice twist of a son and mother getting to know one another better by reading books and telling stories. It also was insightful to a group of books I would like to read.

Book Club Recommended
Insightful, Beautiful, Brilliant
Beautifully written, poetic

So wonderfully written, delightful to read You fall in love with the characters and their plight. It takes you back to nature and simpler pleasures. A true joy to read!

The Aviator's Wife: A Novel by Melanie Benjamin
Book Club Recommended
Informative, Interesting, Insightful
An interesting read

Interesting to read about such a public figure that was so hounded by the media and then the tide turned. Ann finally found her own footing and self worth,

Book Club Recommended
Dark, Slow, Interesting

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
Book Club Recommended
Inspiring, Insightful, Optimistic
A Parable to Ponder

This book has a great message and really gets you thinking about your own Personal Legend and how to fulfill it.

Book Club Recommended
Beautiful, Insightful, Dramatic
Beautifully written

This book is harmony on paper. The story, images and characters all blend in perfect pitch. It is so well told and written and you just love the characters.

Book Club Recommended
Interesting, Fun, Insightful
Exceptional well written

Super enjoyable characters living on an island centered on a book store, what\\\'s not to like from the point of a book club. A light hearted fun read that was exceptional well written. Every word had it\\\'s place.

Book Club Recommended
Adventurous, Interesting, Informative
Paula McLain engages you in her stories

Beryl is such an amazing woman who blazes new trails with such enthusiasm and grace. A wonderful read.

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