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Book Club Recommended
Insightful, Informative, Interesting
interesting read

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
 
Dramatic, Insightful, Beautiful
interesting plot, but the choppy writing, obvious foreshadowing and use of bold face bothered me. i wouldn't have finished it if i hadn't had to for book club.

 
Book Club Recommended
Confusing, Interesting, Beautiful
Unique and interesting, but at times it was confusing and the ending left something to be desired.

Cutting for Stone: A Novel by Abraham Verghese
 
Book Club Recommended
Informative, Dramatic, Interesting
Couldn't put it down and didn't want it to end!

LOVE LOVE LOVEd ths book. The characters are well-developed, the writing is beautiful, and the intricate plot really draws you in. I didn't read if for book club but I wish I had because I'd love to discuss it!

 
Book Club Recommended
Dramatic, Interesting, Adventurous
Absoltely LOVED it!

It took me about 50 pages to really get into it, and I'm only halfway done now, but I am loving this novel. The narrative switching back and forth between time periods and characters takes a little getting used to, but Morton is a gifted writer and really makes it coherent.

The Listener: A Novel by Shira Nayman
 
Book Club Recommended
Dramatic, Insightful, Beautiful
Slow at first, but intriguing, vivid and unique

Tell the Wolves I'm Home by Carol Rifka Brunt
 
Book Club Recommended
Insightful, Beautiful, Dramatic
EXCELLENT READ!

My Name Is Not Easy by Debby Dahl Edwardson
 
Book Club Recommended
Beautiful, Interesting, Informative
Sad story, but a very important read.

The Color of Water by James McBride
 
Book Club Recommended
Interesting, Informative, Insightful
beautiful memoir

 
Book Club Recommended
Dramatic, Interesting, Insightful
loved the book, but I found the ending very dissatisfying.

Sutton by J.R. Moehringer
 
Book Club Recommended
Interesting, Adventurous, Informative
I'm not a historical ficion buff, but this was excellent!

 
Pointless, Unconvincing, Slow
Short stories that should have stood alone and not been collected in one book

The Road to Wellville by T.C. Boyle
 
My Least Favorite Book I've Read This Year

It's supposed to be "wickedly comic," but I didn't find it remotely funny. I didn't empathize with any of the characters (of which there were FAR too many), enjoy the writing style or find any redeeming value

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