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

I enjoyed this book and its characters. It was not a fast moving book, but it kept my interest throughout. I wanted to know what happened to the characters.

 
Book Club Recommended
Moonstone

I really enjoyed this book. The storyline was excellent and the dry humor was great. This is not a story to read quickly; lest you miss the bits of writing that make a well written book.

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

What a surprise ending! Well written in a fresh style.

The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
 
Book Club Recommended
Adventurous, Dramatic, Brilliant

While Beauty Slept by Elizabeth Blackwell
 
Book Club Recommended
Fantastic, Dramatic, Addictive

 
Book Club Recommended
Inspiring, Dramatic, Informative

 
Confusing, Interesting, Insightful

 
Book Club Recommended
Adventurous, Interesting, Dramatic
A Skeleton in God's Closet

This was a good read! Causes a bit of anxiety, but turns out well!

 
Book Club Recommended
Informative, Insightful, Dramatic
In the Presence of My Enemies

Good book on a true story.

A Week in Winter by Maeve Binchy
 
Book Club Recommended
Inspiring, Beautiful, Slow

The Sherlockian by Graham Moore
 
Book Club Recommended
Adventurous, Fun, Dramatic

 
Book Club Recommended
Dramatic, Interesting, Insightful

 
Book Club Recommended
Dramatic, Interesting, Insightful

The Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks
 
Book Club Recommended
Romantic, Interesting, Inspiring

 
Book Club Recommended
Inspiring, Beautiful, Romantic

After the Golden Age by Carrie Vaughn
 
Book Club Recommended
Fun, Dramatic, Adventurous

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

Dreams of the Golden Age by Carrie Vaughn
 
Book Club Recommended
Optimistic, Fun, Adventurous

Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger
 
Book Club Recommended
Insightful, Dramatic, Inspiring

The Stranger by Harlan Coben
 
Book Club Recommended
Dramatic, Addictive, Adventurous
The Stranger

Easier read with a plot that keeps you interested.

 
Book Club Recommended
Inspiring, Adventurous, Beautiful

 
Book Club Recommended
Dramatic, Interesting, Addictive

Bettyville: A Memoir by George Hodgman
 
Insightful, Inspiring, Interesting
Bettyville

I started to skim this book; then found that skimming still didn't elicit new information so I skipped to the end and still nothing really changed. I do not recommend this book.

 
Book Club Recommended
Adventurous, Interesting, Dramatic

The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch
 
Book Club Recommended
Inspiring, Insightful, Optimistic

 
Book Club Recommended
Dramatic, Interesting, Adventurous

 
Book Club Recommended
Insightful, Informative, Dramatic

A Man Called Ove: A Novel by Fredrik Backman
 
Book Club Recommended
Fun, Insightful, Beautiful

 
Book Club Recommended
Adventurous, Informative, Fun
Girl Waits with Gun

Not edge of your seat action; but steady story that keeps you engaged.

 
Book Club Recommended
Adventurous, Informative, Fun

 
Confusing, Interesting, Insightful

 
Book Club Recommended
Inspiring, Dramatic, Beautiful
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry

This was a very touching book. Bring the facial tissue when you read. Anyone who is in a tough relationship or could see it in their horizon should read this book. And everyone else as well.

 
Book Club Recommended
Beautiful, Interesting, Inspiring

 
Insightful, Dramatic, Interesting

The Nightingale: A Novel by Kristin Hannah
 
Book Club Recommended
Dramatic, Informative, Inspiring
The Nightingale

This book kept me reading from front to back. Have a box of tissues with you at the end!

 
Insightful, Dramatic, Interesting

 
Book Club Recommended
Inspiring, Scary, Interesting
The Weight of Him

This book told a families story. There wasn't an epic stand-off or a overall conspiracy. Just a story - it was told well.

When I Found You by Catherine Ryan Hyde
 
Book Club Recommended
Inspiring, Interesting, Dramatic

 
Book Club Recommended
Dramatic, Interesting, Beautiful
The Distant Hours

While the story kept my interest overall; it also ran much too long. They could have easily trimmed 100 pages out of the book.

 
Book Club Recommended
Fun, Adventurous, Inspiring

 
Romantic, Adventurous, Interesting

The Promise of Stardust by Priscille Sibley
 
Book Club Recommended
Interesting, Dramatic, Insightful

Two by Two by Nicholas Sparks
 
Interesting, Slow, Romantic
Two By Two

The two main characters were insufferable through the first half of the book.

 
Book Club Recommended
Dramatic, Interesting, Romantic

Beartown: A Novel by Fredrik Backman
 
Book Club Recommended
Dramatic, Insightful, Addictive
Beartown

While it was slow in parts, overall this book was gripping. It was well written and compelling. I enjoyed it very much.

 
Fun, Pointless, Interesting

 
Informative, Insightful, Adventurous

Dark Matter: A Novel by Blake Crouch
 
Book Club Recommended
Interesting, Adventurous, Addictive
Dark matter

It's been a long time since read a book that made me want to fit in only a paragraph of reading if that's all I could squeeze in. I read this quickly because right up to the end I had no idea what was going to happen.

 
Book Club Recommended
Addictive, Dramatic, Scary
Lie To Me

Kept me interested and guessing from start to finish!

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
 
Book Club Recommended
Adventurous, Brilliant, Scary
LOVE

I read this book aloud to my teenage boys while on a camping trip. They begged me to keep reading when my voice was giving out. This book was perfect for a family read. The boys were intrigued and the adults were interested. I bawled through the ending. My son, not being a mother, was totally lost as to why I was so emotional. This book is very close to my heart!

Cottage by the Sea: A Novel by Debbie Macomber
 
Romantic, Slow, Poorly Written
Cottage by the Sea

Very simple writing. Extremely skim-able. Knew how it would end by page 6.

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