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The Language of Flowers: A Novel by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
 
Book Club Recommended
Insightful, Beautiful, Interesting
The Language of Flowers

Out of the four of us who read it, three liked it, but I did not. They all agreed that it took a long time to get hooked. I read 100 pages and then put it down.

 
Book Club Recommended
Mindset

This book talks about how we should all try to develop a growth mindset (as opposed to a fixed mindst) in ourselves and help inspire it in our kids. A great topic and way of thinking. It could have been shorter... Got the point without all the examples, so you could skim some sections.

 
Book Club Recommended
Insightful, Interesting, Slow
The Interestings

It was a bit slow in the beginning, but after I read the first 75 pages or so, I became really interested in the characters. Also, because I know that generation that grew up in the 70's/ 80's and I know NYC, it made it more interesting. Well written, beautiful sentences.

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

Some likable characters, dramatic story and it poses some interesting moral questions.

Tenth of December: Stories by George Saunders
 
Interesting, Fantastic, Graphic
Tenth of Dec

Ok, so Saunders has a cool writing style... I'll give him that. But is that enough reason to spend my limited leisure time reading one story after another that just made me feel icky... And with no purpose or redeeming qualities? No characters to like and full of trash talk? Yucky!

Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
 
Book Club Recommended
Brilliant, Confusing, Unconvincing
Half of a Yellow Sun

It\'s an interesting book, with interesting characters. But biggest complaint is how long it is... not quite sure it was worth it.

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