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Subject: Help with book selection for Bookclub
Date Posted: 1/16/2013 11:58 AM ET
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It's my turn to pick the new book for this months bookclub.  I'm looking for recommendations.  Some of the books we have alreay read are:

The Room, Night Road, A Thousand Spendid Suns, Unbroken, Incredible Life of Henrietta Lachs (that's all  I can think of right now!)

Date Posted: 1/16/2013 12:50 PM ET
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The Year of Wonders by Geradine Brooks

Poisonwood bible by Kingsolver

The 19th Wife by David Ebershoff

Raising Wrecker by Summer Wood

Beside a Burning Sea by John Shors

Dad by William Wharton

Blind Your Ponies by Stanley G. West

The Breakdown Lane by Jacquelyn Mitchard

Earth Abides by George R. Stewart

The Ginger Tree by Oswald Wynd

The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood.

Just to list a few from my Books I have read list.  Pm me if you want to know more about any of them.  You didn't mention the age or life situation of your group so this list is really varied. 

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Date Posted: 1/16/2013 12:51 PM ET
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The following books stimulated good discussions, but were not necessarily liked by all!


WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN (our book club still talks about this one!)






Date Posted: 1/16/2013 1:29 PM ET
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Ditto for GONE GIRL- excellent

Some others that seemed to generate discussion or had lots of like in our book club were:







Date Posted: 1/16/2013 2:12 PM ET
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Thanks everyone!  I will check these out.

Date Posted: 1/17/2013 11:47 PM ET
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The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty

Date Posted: 1/18/2013 12:12 AM ET
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Two More for you:

The Garden of Last Things~Andre Dubus III

City of Shadows~Ariana Franklin


Date Posted: 1/18/2013 5:37 AM ET
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People of the Book - my personal Geraldine Brooks fave

The Thirteenth Tale - fabulous

Shadow of the Wind - awesome

All 3 made for great bookclub discussions.

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Date Posted: 1/19/2013 10:12 AM ET
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Our book club has read quite a few that are already mentioned, but two that I don't see listed are -

The Soldier's Wife by Margaret Leroy

Friday Night Knitting Club by Kate Jacobs

Both books were very well liked by the group and generated much discussion.  I sort of secretly groaned when "Friday Night" was selected and I was surprised about how much I liked it.



Date Posted: 1/23/2013 8:37 PM ET
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We've read several of those listed as well.  Below are a few of my favorites that also sparked some good discussion!


Molok'ai by Alan Brennert

Those Who Save Us by Jenna Blum

The Girls by Lori Lansens

Date Posted: 1/23/2013 11:38 PM ET
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The best from my book club: The Lonely Polygamist, The Language of Flowers, and The Book Thief.
Date Posted: 1/24/2013 1:38 AM ET
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The Lonely Polygamist ........excellent choice.  I think this book would spark great reflection and conversation.

Date Posted: 2/12/2013 2:28 PM ET
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Karen S. - did you pick a book yet?

Subject: Book suggestions
Date Posted: 3/7/2013 4:32 PM ET
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Recent book read by our book club that most members really liked was "Rules of Civility" by Amour Towles

Other favorites:  "Still Alice",  "Loving Frank", "Language of Flowers", "Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society", "Cutting for Stone"

You might like to check these out.


Good luck and Happy Reading!