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Name : Pam P.

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

Suite Française by Irène Némirovsky
Dark, Confusing, Difficult
wonderfully written book. The 2 appendices in the back are critical for the book

The book gives an amazing insight into the invasion of France. You feel as if you are actually there!

Some members of our club felt it was slow in the beginging and couldn't get into it.

I felt it was interesting and insightful. I really got the most out of the 2 appendices in the end. The first give an amazing insight into the authors thought process for writing the story. Even though she wasn't able to complete it, you can see where the story was moving towards... making it all the more meaningful.

The 2nd appendix details the authors story. I felt this was heartwrenching but critical to the book. It lets you see not only how the war effecting the characters in her story, but in the author's real life as well.

Inspiring, Informative, Insightful
interesting story, writing style is slow

The story of Mortenson is a valuable one. Our book club was all glad that they had read it, but felt the author's style made it a difficult read. The author didn't prioritize the facts and presented them factually, instead of making the "story" itself readable. I've read other biographies which draw you in and keep you interested... the group felt they could only read 1-2 chapters at a time and then needed to take a break

A Thread of Grace by Mary Doria Russell
Informative, Adventurous, Insightful
Well written book with interesting story.

I have read several books on this general topic, Winds of War, War and Remembrance and Exodus. This was the first one that took place in Italy and was not told from an American perspective. It is amazing to learn about the support of the Italian citizens in such a terrible time.

Although the book is not too long. Some of our members found it slower reading because it was "dense" and there were a lot of names to learn in the begining.

Beautiful, Informative, Interesting
most members enjoyed the book and a good discussion followed

Most members enjoyed the story. I thought the flashbacks were not as interesting as the rest of the book. Not as strong a story as Snow Flower and the Secret Fan.

Loving Frank: A Novel by Nancy Horan
Informative, Interesting, Dramatic
This book generated a great discussion

Whether you love the book or not, the issues it raises generates a great discussion. Definitely worth reading.

Book Club Recommended
Informative, Interesting, Dramatic
Sea Bisquit

This was an interesting read. Unfortunately I found it a bit dry. The background information into the depression, the lives of jockeys and horseracing made it worthwhile. Amazing how important one horse could be to the world!

Book Club Recommended
Fun, Adventurous, Inspiring
Queen of the Road

A fun story that all members of the club enjoyed. The information about the places they stopped was interesting and several members would like to go to some of them.!

Her "Princess" approach had me laughing out loud! Several others felt she could be a little annoying after a while, but I loved the whole book.

A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick
Book Club Recommended
Dark, Dramatic, Interesting
A Reliable Wife

I enjoyed this book and found it interesting, however that was not
the concensus of the club. Some found it slow and the sex scenes long,.,, there was a lot of sex scenes....

Half Broke Horses by Jeannette Walls
Book Club Recommended
Adventurous, Interesting, Inspiring
Half-Broke Horses

After reading the Glass Castle, my book club decided to learn more about the family in this book.
It was a fun, quick read about an interesting family, during an important time in history.

Mudbound by Hillary Jordan
Book Club Recommended
Dramatic, Insightful, Interesting

I enjoyed the book. The history was interesting and I liked how the story was told by several characters. Everyone felt the information about ww2 was interesting and new. In addition the details about sharecroppers and life on the farm at that time was informative.

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

Everyone in the group felt it was a worthwhile read. I've already recommended it. Our discussion was great and there was a lot of debate about certain parts of the story. Made for a great meeting

Wolf Hall: A Novel by Hilary Mantel
Difficult, Interesting, Slow
Wolf hall

Although I was very interested in the subject of this book, I found the writing style slow and difficult to read. The portrayals of the key characters would have been good, if I could get past the writing style

Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson
Book Club Recommended
Interesting, Informative, Insightful
A worthwhile read

Although this book was slow reading, a lot of names and information, it was definitely worth the effort! I am not a techie, so it was really interesting to learn about the history if all the technical devices I use everyday.

The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand
Book Club Recommended
Insightful, Dark, Interesting
The fountainhead

We read Atlas Shrugged as a club and chose to read this as a follow-up. Very detailed and interesting concept but dialogue got preachy and long. Atlas Shrugged was the better written

Palisades Park: A Novel by Alan Brennert
Book Club Recommended
Informative, Adventurous, Interesting
Palisades park

Everyone enjoyed the book but the consensus was that Molakai was even better

The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes
Insightful, Slow, Pointless
A sense if an ending

We had controversy over the ending which made an interesting discussion

Book Club Recommended
Beautiful, Inspiring, Romantic
The fault in our stars

This book was a good read and generated a good discussion at our meeting. Several people were struck by how the author phrased things and we spent a significant amount of time with quotes of significance to each of us

Book Club Recommended
Dramatic, Interesting, Insightful
Light between oceans

I enjoyed it but the rest of the group thought it was slow

Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
Book Club Recommended
Informative, Interesting, Insightful

Slow, Beautiful, Unconvincing
All the pretty horses

Beautifully written and descriptive. Slow pace which made it hard to get through

Book Club Recommended
Fun, Interesting, Insightful
The Rosie project

This was a highly entertaining book that our entire book club enjoyed! The way the author portrayed the main character was very insightful and gave an interesting perspective. There was a lot of humor interspersed as well

Book Club Recommended
Informative, Insightful, Interesting
Buddha in the attic

I enjoyed the book overall but preferred the hotel on the corner of bitter and sweet with the same topic. My book group liked this one as well

Beautiful, Boring, Fun

I couldn't get into the book and was making myself read it for our meeting

Book Club Recommended
Interesting, Fun, Insightful
Storied life of a j fikry

I really enjoyed this book and so did the rest of my book club. The characters were quirky and interesting and once I started, I couldn't put the book down!

Brilliant, Confusing, Interesting

I wish there was more about Lincoln. The majority of the book focuses on the people “living” in the cemetery instead.

Beautiful, Optimistic, Interesting

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