Category Archive: Book Club

Sep 18

Janet Evanovich

It might be slightly embarrassing to say that I read these books but sometimes you just want easy to read entertainment, especially right before you go to bed. My mom let me borrow her collection. Stephanie Plum is always getting into trouble.

Mar 28

The Corrections

The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen is about a dysfunctional family from the Midwest. Mom has her opinions and lets everyone know them but she’s in denial and doesn’t really want all the information. Dad has Parkinson’s, is controlling, traditional, but is getting dementia and going downhill fast. 1st son, Gary lives in Philly with is …

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Feb 01

Native Son

Native Son

Native Son by Richard Wright. This book is about a young African American man named Bigger Thomas in the 1930s. He is jobless and gets money by occasionally robbing stores or stealing things and then selling them. He runs around with a group of boys his age but doesn’t really consider any of them his …

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Jan 25

A Long Way Gone

A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beah. This told a pretty amazing story of a 12 year old boy from Sierra Leone who is separated from his family and has to wonder around his country trying to steer clear of the rebels in order to survive. Sometimes he is on …

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Dec 28

The Year of Living Biblically

The Year of Living Biblically: One Man’s Humble Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible by A.J. Jacobs was an interesting concept for a book. The book was sectioned in to months and then he had entries for the days (not every day though). The book said that everything is true but not …

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Nov 10

Dreamland

Dreamland is a historical novel by Kevin Baker. Since we have been busy with softball on Mondays we decided to pick a little longer book and discuss after softball was finished. I thought this book was ok. I found it a little boring at times. It had many different characters and each chapter seemed to …

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Sep 28

The Kite Runner

Another non-book club read. This book was awesome. I heard a lot of good things about this book before I read it but I just got around to it. The Kite Runner is another book I borrowed from Heather. (Thanks Heather). This book centers around the life of a man from Afghanistan. It starts with …

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Sep 06

The Secret Life of Bees

The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd is a non-book club book but I thought I’d review it anyhow. Heather, my sister-in-law, let me borrow this book from her. I was a little skeptical about how much I would enjoy this book and as I started reading I was still wondering if it …

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Jul 08

Blindness

Blindness

Blindness is by Jose Saramago. I really enjoyed this book until the very end. Surprisingly this is another book that is going to be made in to a movie. I’m going to be really interested to see how they do it. I watched a very brief trailer and could already see differences. In this book …

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Jun 02

Everything is Illuminated

Everything is Illuminated is by Jonathan Safran Foer. Overall, I thought the book was ok and interestingly written. It kind of has three different sections: letters to the main character, the past, and somewhat current goings on. It was a little difficult to bring everything together in this book. There are many things I didn’t …

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