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Subject: book club suggestions?
Date Posted: 8/24/2007 10:40 PM ET
Member Since: 2/17/2007
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My book club needs some book suggestions.....anyone have any favorite book club books???

Date Posted: 8/24/2007 11:13 PM ET
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I really liked The Girls, by Lori Lansens. I have never been in a book club, so i don't know what a book club book is. But, it even has a discussion in the back of the book i have, and includes questions to answer from the book. It was an incredible book!

Date Posted: 8/25/2007 2:34 PM ET
Member Since: 5/25/2005
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Here's a link to our book blub's website.  I have listed the books we've read and the upcoming books for the next few months.  GRINS

The books that we had the best discussions on were, One Thousand White Women and Shutter Island.

Date Posted: 8/25/2007 8:21 PM ET
Member Since: 2/17/2007
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Thanks for the tips!  MaryAnn, I will check out your site!

Date Posted: 8/25/2007 8:31 PM ET
Member Since: 9/16/2005
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"Windchill Summer" by Norris Church Mailer.  EXCELLENT book!  My copy has a Reader's Guide in the back.  It's one of my favorite books read this year.

Date Posted: 8/25/2007 10:23 PM ET
Member Since: 3/13/2006
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My club's best discussions have been on The Kite Runner and The Poisonwood Bible.

Date Posted: 8/25/2007 11:32 PM ET
Member Since: 4/11/2007
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Oh My Stars, by Lorna Landvik. Pretty much anything she writes is really really good.

Date Posted: 8/26/2007 3:05 PM ET
Member Since: 4/12/2007
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We had great discussions for Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon and Ahab's Wife by Sena Jeter Naslund.

- Tracy

Date Posted: 8/26/2007 8:58 PM ET
Member Since: 8/16/2007
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The book that has generated the most discussion in our group it The Life of Pi.  Part of the book is slow, but it is intriguing.  We even discussed it at a couple of meetings when we were supposed to discuss other books.

Date Posted: 8/26/2007 10:06 PM ET
Member Since: 8/1/2007
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Our bookclub's favorite book so far was Outlander by Diane Gabaldon.  We are going to read the second book in the series in a few months.

Date Posted: 8/26/2007 11:12 PM ET
Member Since: 2/9/2007
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I''ve used the Book Movement website to find books recommended for book clubs.   http://www.bookmovement.com/app/readingguide/memberRecommendations.php

Date Posted: 8/27/2007 3:10 PM ET
Member Since: 2/17/2007
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I just found that site Kathy!  Its great!!!!

Date Posted: 9/13/2007 12:43 PM ET
Member Since: 9/22/2005
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My favorite book club books were The Kite Runner, Lucky and The Mercy of thin air by Ronlyn Dominque.

Date Posted: 10/2/2007 7:34 AM ET
Member Since: 8/26/2007
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My favorite book club book was Reservation Blues by Sherman Alexie, fantastic read,very descriptive, great characters. heres a small snippet from the jacket.

 

Reservation Blues is a painful, humorous, and ultimately redemptive symphony about God and indifference, faith and alcoholism, family and hunger, sex and death.

Date Posted: 10/2/2007 7:45 AM ET
Member Since: 5/5/2006
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A Thousand Splendid Suns is perfect for a bookclub full of women.