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Interesting, Fun, Adventurous
Beekeepers Apprentice3333

Learned a lot about Sherlock Holmes and loved the intrigue

 
Book Club Recommended
Interesting, Inspiring, Insightful
Friday Night Knitting Club

The characters were interesting. Loved the intros to the chapters relating them to knitting processes. So sad at the end. We were all disappointed.

 
Insightful, Inspiring, Dramatic
Th.e Dog Stars

Man's book with references to fishing, hunting, airplanes, etc. End of the world and not many people survived. Writing style made it very difficult to get into the book and follow along. Didn't get interesting until the last third of the book

 
Book Club Recommended
The Negotiator Review

 
Book Club Recommended
Dramatic, Interesting, Insightful
Light Between Oceans

Our group gave this book a 4 out of 5. The author's writing style was excellent and her fact finding wonderful, but we found the story very sad. Some of us had to go to the end to make sure there was a happy ending.

 
The Bookman's Wake

We found the book confusing with too many characters, too much unnecessary description, and too many stories that made it difficult to follow. One-third of the group didn't finish the book. However, many found the author's earlier books better reads.

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

Made for a gripping discussion.

 
Interesting, Slow, Beautiful
Lake of Dreams

We found the main character self-absorbed and uninteresting. Interest didn't pick up till half way through the book when letters from an ancestor were read.

 
Book Club Recommended
Insightful, Inspiring, Beautiful
Expecting Adam

We felt the book was informative, however, at times unrealistic and hard to believe, i.e. mental telepathy, etc. Great insight into the Harvard mentality

The Smoke Jumper by Nicholas Evans
 
Book Club Recommended
Dramatic, Adventurous, Informative
Smoke Jumper

Excellent book. Learned a lot about many different topics.

 
Book Club Recommended
Dramatic, Adventurous
Death by Cashmere

We liked the story but felt there were too many characters and it was difficult to follow all of their stories. Great concept and surprise ending.

Come Home by Lisa Scottoline
 
Book Club Recommended
Adventurous, Dramatic, Interesting
Come Home

We found the book to be a page turner and suspenseful. We can't wait to read more books by this author.

 
Adventurous, Insightful, Slow
Cinnamon & Gunpowder

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

This book was very informative about the life of Charles Lindberg's wife and her struggles to maintain a happy marriage. We needed to recognize when this happened and that there was no women's lib at the timel.

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

We discussed the results of adoption and the interesting descriptions of all of the flowers

Gray Mountain: A Novel by John Grisham
 
Informative, Dramatic, Slow
Gray Mountain

Not a great Grisham book. Too much time spent on a cause and not enough on the story line.

 
Book Club Recommended
Inspiring, Beautiful, Informative
Moldoc

Loved this story but as more and more disasters occurred we realized the story couldn't be true. That was disappointing but the story was inspirational and beautiful anyway

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

This book enlightened me to the horror of orphans during this period in history. It was sad to see the unfavorable conditions they were raised in through no fault of themselves. I would recommend this book to all so that something like this never happens again.

 
Book Club Recommended
Interesting, Insightful, Informative
The Nurses

This book opened up the world of nursing in different hospital settings. It was very enlightening.

Pegasus: A Novel by Danielle Steel
 
Informative, Interesting, Insightful
Pegasus

Our members felt that this book was not up to Danielle Steele's standards and was poorly written

 
Book Club Recommended
Interesting, Boring, Informative
Flight of Dreams

Our discussion of this book was so enthusiastic that members were talking over themselves to be heard. This book was a definite read for all

 
Insightful, Interesting, Dramatic

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