Book Club Books

Ask the Dust by John Fante

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2 Liked It
1 Neutral
Hated It

• I really enjoyed the portrayal of historic Los Angeles. – danica
• Great style – I liked the old LA imagery. – Stephanie

Conclusion: While some of us really liked the book, others had a luke warm response.

Possession: A Romance by A. S. Byatt

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Liked It
3 Hated It

• Blah! What a drag!!! – Brandi
• I remember grudgingly making it through, but only through my own stubbornness. This comes up often as the book to beat for the worst response prize. – danica
• Loved this historic background and research into that genre’s core. – Julie Ann
• Didn’t read it. – Stephanie

Conclusion: We all REALLY hated this book.

The Red Tent by Anita Diamant

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2 Liked It
Hated It

• This was the best book club discussion! I think we actually talked about the book the ENTIRE meeting! – Brandi
• I still think about it three years later. – Stephanie

Conclusion: Definitely recommended for book clubs. This was one of the few where everyone either liked it or loved it.

Reading Group Guide

The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen

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1 Liked It
2 Neutral
Hated It

• I liked it but I only read the first 100 pages! – Stephanie

Conclusion: When we read this, there was a lot of press about the book. There were parts that are very engaging and others that we could have done without. It created some good conversation but a bunch of us could not undersatnd all of the buzz.

Reading Group Guide

And in the beginning there were books….

We didn’t read but we did eat!

We worked out how we are going to choose books, when we would meet and where. For books, we decided to choose books for six months at a time. Everyone brings in suggestions and we vote on a final list. We meet once a month with different members hosting. Once in a long while, we meet at a restaurant and do a book store run through.

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