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Book Club Recommended
Difficult, Insightful, Adventurous
Their Eyes Were Watching God

Slow for the first few chapters, almost didn't read it. I was encouraged by other book club members to keep going and I'm glad I did.

 
Book Club Recommended
Dramatic, Interesting, Insightful

Dancing Master, The by Julie Klassen
 
Book Club Recommended
Romantic, Optimistic, Interesting
Dancing Master, The

Enjoyable light read for the Regency era. I learned things about Dancing Masters. The society rules were so different, yet the human hearts longed for similar things.

 
Book Club Recommended
Beautiful, Informative, Romantic
The Scavenge\\\'s Daughters

Enjoyed this book, I will read the sequels.

Three Weeks with My Brother by Nicholas Sparks, Micah Sparks
 
Book Club Recommended
Informative, Interesting, Insightful
The autobiography was great

I am already a fan of Nicholas Sparks writing so this book was very insightful on his life and relationship with Micah.

Shadows on the Nile by Kate Furnivall
 
Book Club Recommended
Informative, Adventurous, Interesting
Good read

Historical fiction in England and Egypt in the 1930s, with insights into autism of one main character in the book. Throw in a mystery and a little romance and you have a good read!

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer, Annie Barrows
 
Book Club Recommended
Informative, Interesting, Fun
Entertaining Well Written Book

I enjoyed the story but also learned so many things about happenings in WWII that I had never known before.

 
Book Club Recommended
Romantic, Dramatic, Difficult
Classic book that many loved.

Slow to get into. Author was very descriptive in scenes and characters. Vocabulary was difficult because of the time period so remote from current time.

 
Book Club Recommended
Informative, Interesting, Fun
Short non- fiction book

We had a very lively discussion with this book. Both about the author, her family and of course the recipes/baking. I left the meeting glad I had attended.

Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker: A Novel by Jennifer Chiaverini
 
Book Club Recommended
Informative, Interesting, Slow
Insightful in the lives of the Lincolns

Learned new things about Pres. Lincoln\\\'s wife Mary and her seamstress Elizabeth.

 
Book Club Recommended
Dramatic, Interesting, Insightful
Don\\\\\\\'t give up

I found the book hard to get into but about half way through I was hooked and so glad I stuck with it. The last chapters were full of twist I hadn\'t expected. I would recommend this book to others.

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

Bel Canto (P.S.) by Ann Patchett
 
Interesting, Romantic, Slow
Great book for some not so much for others.

Good character descriptions.
Slow starter.
Didn\'t care for the ending.
Book brought excellent discussion with our club.

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

I knew very little about Charles Lindbergh (other than headline news) much less his wife. So that\\\'s why I chose informative as a descriptive word. Insightful in the day in time of their lives and how they interacted with each other.

 
Book Club Recommended
Inspiring, Dramatic, Informative
So informative

I learned a lot about WWII I didn't know, I'm so grateful for all that the military endured for freedom. The details in Louie Zamperini were amazing. I rated it with four stars because I didn't handle the tortures in the POW camps well (nightmares). I wish there would have been more on his life after his conversion.

 
Book Club Recommended
Interesting, Inspiring, Insightful
Women's relationships

Author had good insights in to multiple type/personalities of women. I enjoyed the book.

Still Alice by Lisa Genova
 
Book Club Recommended
Insightful, Informative, Interesting
Insightful author

Excellent writing of a difficult disease.
We had a lot of good discussion at our meeting.

 
Book Club Recommended
Informative, Inspiring, Dramatic
Good Book

Quite a story! I learned many new things about rowing and a time in our history. I liked the personal story of the people the best.
I thought it was a little too detailed in some of the narrative. I wanted it to "move along."

 
Book Club Recommended
Dramatic, Interesting, Dark
Author wrote beautifully

The author's way with words was beautifully descriptive. The darkness of the story was heavy at times but I couldn't let go of the story. Wish the ending wasn't such a downer!

 
Book Club Recommended
Fun, Optimistic, Inspiring
Light reading

Small town story full of characters that pulled you in to the book. I enjoyed the book but I had to get a third of the way through it before I really started to enjoy it.
It was an easy book for discussion at our meeting.

 
Book Club Recommended
Informative, Insightful, Interesting
Informative

I found the book to be full of insights into the White House families, those who served and cared for them, and new information about how our White House is taken care of.

The Mountain Between Us by Charles Martin
 
Book Club Recommended
Dramatic, Adventurous, Inspiring
What I look for in a novel

This book is an example of why I enjoy reading! Liked the writing style, characters, story line, etc.

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

Our whole book club liked this book and thought the author did an insightful job intertwining the two main characters. This book also inspired great conversation at our meeting.

 
Confusing, Difficult, Slow
More like a textbook

I didn't finish the book, it went into too much detail. It was also difficult to keep so many characters separate.

Lilac Girls: A Novel by Martha Hall Kelly
 
Book Club Recommended
Informative, Dramatic, Inspiring

The Mothers: A Novel by Brit Bennett
 
Brilliant, Graphic, Poorly Written
Disappointing

There are so many well written books available to read. I finally gave up on this book. Even our book club discussion pointed out soooo many things that were negative. Profanity and sex scenes aren’t what I look for in a good book.

 
Unconvincing, Pointless, Slow
Not my kind of book

Seldom do I stop reading our Book Club selection but this was one time I did. I didn’t find the “humor” funny. I didn’t relate to even one character in the book.

 
Book Club Recommended
Interesting, Insightful, Informative
Slow started -don’t give up

I stopped reading it after 100 pages but was encouraged by others to keep reading. I’m glad I kept going. The story line is interesting but the characters were what drew me in to the story. Willa, of course, was the star character, I loved her.

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