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The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult
 
Book Club Recommended
Dramatic, Interesting, Insightful
The Storyteller

The Undomestic Goddess by Sophie Kinsella
 
Fun, Optimistic, Adventurous
The Undomestic Goddess

A light, fun book, but predictable & unrealistic without much depth or discussion to be had.

The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters
 
Book Club Recommended
Dark, Dramatic, Slow
The Little Stranger

Very slow to start, but a supernatural, somewhat suspenseful story later on, with an inconclusive ending to discuss.

This Is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper
 
Fun, Graphic, Interesting
Easy but uninspiring

It was an easy to read book, but nothing I would reccommend.

The White Tiger: A Novel by Aravind Adiga
 
Book Club Recommended
Insightful, Dramatic, Informative

 
Sweet, but very predictable

A nice, easy read, but after reading the first couple of chapters, could've written the ending myself. Not much in it to discuss, but a happy ending, nicely written and a few good take-home messages for dealing with the death of a parent.

Secret Daughter: A Novel by Shilpi Somaya Gowda
 
Book Club Recommended
Insightful, Informative, Interesting

 
Book Club Recommended
Informative, Dramatic, Insightful
Book of Negroes

A great book,couldn't put it down. Really amazed at how cruel humankind can be; how another human's life could be valued as less because of skin color.

And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini
 
Book Club Recommended
Interesting, Insightful, Confusing
And the Mountains Echoed

Each chapter was a new discovery, trying to figure out how each character fit into the grand scheme of the story. Very interesting to hear from all the different points of views & how one thing affects another.

 
Book Club Recommended
Interesting, Dramatic, Adventurous
Servant of the Bones

A good book. Not as "supernatural" as I'd expected from an Anne Rice book. Very interesting story line & I kept reading, wanting to find out what was next.

The Story Hour: A Novel by Thrity Umrigar
 
Book Club Recommended
Insightful, Interesting, Dramatic
The Story Hour

Very easy to read book once you get past the intentional grammar mistakes made when reading the parts written in the second language learner\\\'s perspective. It was hard to put down, as I was so curious about what would happen next.

The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory
 
Book Club Recommended
Interesting, Dramatic, Informative
The Other Boleyn Girl

Loved reading a historical fiction. The only problem was the length, but it was a fast read. Learned about King Henry the 8th reign & what happened in that period.

 
Book Club Recommended
Informative, Interesting, Insightful
Brain on Fire

Not the best for great discussion, since it is non-fiction, but an interesting read nonetheless. Couldn't wait to find out the cause of her madness. Like reading an episode of House.

The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
 
Book Club Recommended
Insightful, Dramatic, Inspiring
The Secret Life of Bees

It was a quick read & quite interesting. Loved the bee quotes that related to human behavior. Good story about the importance of mothers & women & how people are people, regardless of race.

 
Book Club Recommended
Interesting, Gloomy, Informative
A Complicated Kindness

Took awhile to get used to the way the author writes with limited use of grammar. Rather sad story, but an interesting read. I didn't want to stop reading it. It was insightful about the life of a Mennonite teenager coming of age & basically what that religion is like.

 
Book Club Recommended
Dramatic, Interesting, Adventurous
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

A good read...slow to start & slow at the end but the middle was fast & exciting!

 
Book Club Recommended
Insightful, Romantic, Brilliant
Pride & Prejudice

Gave me insight into the importance of class 200 years ago. The universal concept of pride & love applies now as well as 200 years ago! Was a good read once I got past the wordiness of it!

 
Fun, Adventurous, Interesting
Ridiculous

Took me a bit to get into the book & though I liked it,it was ridiculous & all the fortunate things that happened at the last minute was a bit too much. Also not a lot of real good discussion to be had.

I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson
 
Book Club Recommended
Beautiful, Dramatic, Insightful
I'll Give You the Sun

I couldn't put the book down. The artistic nature if the book was so beautiful & the two characters had me so interested in their stories that each time there was a character switch, I couldn't wait to get back to the other! Good story of love, loss & the process of dealing with grief.

 
Insightful, Gloomy
The Wednesday Group

Easy read but not that much substance to it for a book club book. Interesting to hear how people deal with difficult situations in their lives & how they stand by the ones they love for better or worse. A little predictable.

 
Book Club Recommended
Dramatic, Addictive, Interesting
The Girl on the Train

Left me guessing the whole time...couldn't put it down because I just wanted to figure it all out!

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