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Name : Janice B.

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The Year of the Gadfly by Jennifer Miller
Book Club Recommended
Fun, Interesting, Dramatic
Teen Fiction Young Adult

the book is a well written story and overall a good quick read.

Penelope (Vintage Contemporaries) by Rebecca Harrington
Book Club Recommended
Young Adult Fiction/College age

Great book of going off to college.

Defending Jacob: A Novel by William Landay
Book Club Recommended
Dramatic, Interesting, Insightful
Twist and turns

Excellent book told by the Father who is also a DA. Unique perspective

Taken At Beaver Creek by Buddy Swick
Not a bad book

Main character is a 17yr boy and that explains the language. Good story but dark and at times difficult to follow. Good dark story but not much for discussion

Book Club Recommended
Dramatic, Interesting, Dark
Snake churches and communities

Great story with solid characters. The main character is a older woman who is not one to be fooled and is very strong.

Gone Girl: A Novel by Gillian Flynn
Book Club Recommended
Dramatic, Dark, Interesting
You won't put it down

This story is incredible with the twist and turns and then just as you think its winding to conclusion BAM!

The Shoemaker's Wife: A Novel by Adriana Trigiani
Book Club Recommended
Romantic, Beautiful, Inspiring
True Adriana

The book is classic Adriana Trigiana. Old country beginning which was beautifully written but I thought went on for too long. Overall excellent read; characters and description

Book Club Recommended
Optimistic, Insightful, Inspiring
Thought Provoking

The book is great for discussion regardless of where you are spiritually. Author writes the book as if you are sitting with her as she tells you what occurred.

Book Club Recommended
Insightful, Interesting, Fun

Was not prepared to enjoy this book as much as I did. she has a humorous manner of writing and perspective as she reflects on her life the good-bad and of our society.

The Dovekeeper by Alice Hoffman
Book Club Recommended
Beautiful, Epic, Informative
Recommend reading

The book is well written and in a style that made you feel that you were with the character. However I did not like the book at all. The first character walked in the dessert and I felt that I was there pulling myself through that sand during the entire book.

Book Club Recommended
Dramatic, Interesting, Insightful

Book Club Recommended
Interesting, Dramatic, Dark
Before I go to Sleep

The tale is intriguing and has several twist. You feel as the main character does. The ending is a bit storybook but then she goes to sleep.....

Three Graves Full by Jamie Mason
Book Club Recommended
Twist and Turns

Three Graves full continues to turn down unexpected avenues that have for the unfortunate chararaters a meeting point. You won't put it down.

The Invisible Wall by Harry Bernstein
Book Club Recommended
Insightful, Inspiring, Interesting
The Invisible Wall

Story of the ghetto in England that is Jewish on one side and Christian on the other. The author is the 4 year old narrator of the story as he grows on this street. The characters are real and personal to the reader. This is a unique perspective for the time period. Worth the read.

Mrs. Poe by Lynn Cullen
Book Club Recommended
Interesting, Dramatic, Insightful
Well written and researched

The book is well written with good character development. Author brings out a side and depth to Poe that is rarely shown. Very good love story.

Sisterland: A Novel by Curtis Sittenfeld
Interesting, Dramatic, Dark

Always a good familial relationship to explore. The twist of the psychic and each twins handling made the book worth reading. Starts slow but its a nice book and worth the read.

Moonrise by Cassandra King
Book Club Recommended

I found the book reminiscent of an Alfred Hitchcock style movie which did influence the author. The book paces well and each chapter is from another characters perspective. You want to return to the characters who are all likeable and realistic.

Once We Were Brothers by Ronald H. Balson
Book Club Recommended
Fantastic, Beautiful, Informative
Relationships and War

Brilliantly written with character developments. Each character has their own tick that you find endearing. the story is heart wrenching and beautiful. Set in Poland during german occupation with a jewish family who had raised a german son. The wrenching story of strength - love and commitment. Commitment to each other and justice. The type of book that stays with you to the likes of The Book Thief.

Come Home by Lisa Scottoline
Adventurous, Dramatic, Interesting
Come Home

I found the characters lacking and typical. The book is a decent read but I felt that it was not developed enough and the characters to one dimensional and predictable.

The Tin Horse: A Novel by Janice Steinberg
Book Club Recommended
Good book that keeps you reading

Nice book about twins - growing up - immigration and how your family influences your decisions. The story will keep you interested

The Invisible Bridge by Julie Orringer
Book Club Recommended
Informative, Insightful, Epic
Overall a good read

The story is well researched historically and the characters are well developed. Using the Hungarian Jew for the war is a newer perspective and I enjoyed this aspect. Unfortunately there are not unbelievable parts. The book was slow. It will be a great discussion book.

Book Club Recommended
Insightful, Interesting, Optimistic
Classic Albom

This is a classic Albom that is thought provoking for the reader. Enjoyable story that is at first heartbreaking.

The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
Book Club Recommended
Informative, Insightful, Inspiring
Who knew the Grimke Sisters

Excellent book utiliizing 2 women from very different places in life and how they grew inspiring each other and starting the womens movement just by trying to abolish slavery. Its not a feminist book but historically based and well researched. As true to Monk she does an excellent job of bringing the depths of her characters out.

Book Club Recommended
Romantic, Insightful, Interesting
Delightful book

A book you cannot put down as you wind your way into the characters that are well developed and likeable. A book that has you empathizing with the these folks

The Hypnotist's Love Story by Liane Moriarty
Book Club Recommended
Boring, Interesting, Fun
Enjoyable twisting love story and ending

Characters well developed. The story is intriguing about relationships ending and beginning. Characters are women and you see from the various aspects of relationships.

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