(Closed) Book Club Suggestions

posted 10 years ago in Entertainment
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

Hi Mrs Jasmine! I have tons of suggestions from my book club that I really love. Here are some recent favorites:

Middlesex – Jeffrey Eugenides

Motherless Brooklyn – Jonathen Lethem

Run – Ann Patchett

The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao –  Junot Diaz

I have tons more if you are interested!

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

Oh, fun.

"Empire Falls" by Richard Russo, if you haven’t done it yet.  Such a fun read.  "Bridge of Sighs" is pretty good so far, too.  "Straight Man" is hilarious. 

Michael Chabon’s "The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier(sp?) and Clay" is perhaps the most beautiful book I’ve ever read, and nearly impossible to put down. 

Or, Jane Austen’s "Persuasion" is every bit as good as Pride and Prejudice, but less frequently read.  NO, AUSTEN IS NOT CHICK LIT!!!!!

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

My book club had a GREAT discussion about Thomas Hardy’s Tess of the Durbervilles.  It was a wondeful book and provided a lot to talk about.

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I am reading The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski right now, and it is awesome! it may seem like a bit of a cliche choice because its one of Oprah’s book club picks, but seriously, I like it more every page!

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2018 - Outdoor ceremony, banquet hall reception

I second Middlesex- amazing book!

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper

So…no Twighlight?  No "Outlander" series by Diana Gabaldon?  (Too girly…)

I would recommend…
Freakonomics
Hannibal
Shogun

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2018 - Coyaba Resort, Montego Bay

I loved Acts of Faith – about aid missions in Africa.  Fiction as well, so not as serious as it sounds.  Check it out!

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

I love love love Water for Elephants. It is a GREAT book. Don’t judge by the summary or excerpt. Once you start reading it, you get caught up in it and won’t be able to put it down.

Its set in the forties- there’s a lot for a book club to discuss, but its not nearly as "heavy" as something like War and Peace. 

Let us know what you choose!

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

Another book I really liked was the Time Traveler’s Wife.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

There’s some good book and discussion questions here that might be useful!!

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

I also LOVED the Time Traveler’s Wife!

Another book that I really liked was Life of Pi…and also the Kite Runner.

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

The Kite Runner was wonderful but I used to read it on the commuter train and would cry on the train!

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

My book club has read Me Talk Pretty One Day and What is the What, both amazing.  I just chose Goldengrove for the group and I like it so far!  It IS a lot of pressue and let us know what you pick!  Ideas for book clubs are always welcome!!

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

I **loved** What is the What. Life of Pi was awesome, too!

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