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Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple

Why I Recommend This Book This book made me laugh out loud, but also has a lot of heart. Bernadette Fox is an unlikely heroine, but you find yourself rooting for her anyway. I also really loved Bee, Bernadette's daughter, who is such a fantastic character. (I am grateful to be of service and bring you content free of charge. In order to do this, please note that some links below are affiliate links. When you click on these links and purchase items, I may receive a...

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All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

Why I Recommend This Book The prose in this book is absolutely stunning. It’s a long book, but it is a page-turner. I stayed up past 2 am one night reading it. I would rate this book as in my top ten ever read. I love it that much. (I am grateful to be of service and bring you content free of charge. In order to do this, please note that some links below are affiliate links. When you click on these links and purchase items, I may...

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When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

Why I Recommend This Book When Breath Becomes Air is a thought-provoking book and will definitely open up an interesting dialogue in your book club. Death is something most of us don't want to think about, but Paul Kalanithi faces the end with integrity and a realistic, yet hopeful view, that you will leave with nothing but respect for him and his wife Lucy. (I am grateful to be of service and bring you content free of charge. In order to do this, please note that some...

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My Life In France by Julia Child and Alex Prud’homme

Why I Recommend This Book If you love food, France and strong women, you should read this book. Julia Child is a delight, but underneath her cheerful exterior is one driven and smart woman. Plus, her marriage with her husband Paul is so sweet. (I am grateful to be of service and bring you content free of charge. In order to do this, please note that some links below are affiliate links. When you click on these links and purchase items, I may receive a referral commission...

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Novel Still Alice

Still Alice by Lisa Genova

Why I Recommend This Book This is a book that impacted me deeply. This novel puts you in the shoes of an accomplished and educated woman facing early-onset Alzheimer's disease. It deepened my empathy and understanding of those facing this disease that does not have a cure. Even a year after reading this book, I find myself thinking about it often. (I am grateful to be of service and bring you content free of charge. In order to do this, please note that some links below are affiliate...

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Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Why I Recommend This Book If you haven't read this Jane Austen treasure, now is the time. While the movie renditions of this classic are great, I feel they really miss the wit and humor found in the book. There are moments in Pride and Prejudice that make me laugh out loud. Jane Austen really was a woman ahead of her time. (I am grateful to be of service and bring you content free of charge. In order to do this, please note that some links below are...

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Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea by Barbara Demick

Why I Recommend This Book This book is fascinating. It gives an inside look to one of the most closed-off countries in the world through the lives of six different North Korean defectors. It was interesting to hear why each of them left and how they were able to manage it. I took a picture of the book with white chrysanthemums because I learned those are flowers the North Koreans use at funerals. After reading this book, I mourned for so many who lost their lives from...

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The Great Divorce by C.S. Lewis

Why I Recommend This Book Whether you believe in life after death or not, C.S. Lewis has some very interesting ideas of heaven and hell, which will likely lead to a lively book club discussion. The Great Divorce also sheds light on what C.S. Lewis views as behaviors and beliefs that hold us back personally, which will definitely make you think about life. (I am grateful to be of service and bring you content free of charge. In order to do this, please note that some links below...

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The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers

Why I Recommend This Book Carson McCullers has such depth to her writing and to her characters. This book tells of the deepest dreams and desires of individuals living in a small town. I definitely felt their pains and fears to the core while reading this book. (I am grateful to be of service and bring you content free of charge. In order to do this, please note that some links below are affiliate links. When you click on these links and purchase items, I may receive a...

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Friday Night Knitting Club by Kate Jacobs

Why I Recommend This Book There's something endearing about reading a book about women whose hearts are knitted together by knitting. (I couldn't resist.) I liked this book because its focus on the importance of friendships and with such a diverse group of characters, there is sure to be someone you and members of your book club will relate to. (I am grateful to be of service and bring you content free of charge. In order to do this, please note that some links below are affiliate...

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