I, Lucifer: Finally, the Other Side of the Story by Glen Duncan

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1 Hated It

Comments:
• Didn’t finish it… just didn’t like it. – danica
• Very contrived and insincere. – Stephanie

Conclusion: We had such high hopes for this one. The premise sounds like it could be fascinating. Some of us didn’t like the writing style while others just got bored, although a few did like/love it…

Geek Love by Katherine Dunn

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1 Liked It
2 Neutral
2 Hated It

Comments:
• Hated it, and then some. – Marlo
• Weird, sick and without merit. – Stephanie

Conclusion: This is one of the rare books were we completely ran the gamut of loved to hated. There were definitely some strong opinions that came up in book club. Not necessarily recommended but it did engage us.

Reading Group Guide

Geisha: A Life by Mineko Iwasaki

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3 Liked It
1 Neutral
Hated It

Comments:
• I found Memoirs of a Geisha more believable than the “real” memoir. – Kerry
• Very interesting. – Lilac

Conclusion: Well liked and a good comparisons to Memoirs of a Geisha which most of us read and loved but is fiction.

Life of Pi by Yann Martel

3 Loved It
1 Liked It
Neutral
1 Hated It

Comments:
• Cool twist at the end. – Lilac
• This is the one book club book that I did not even start but it keeps coming up at meetings that I really should take the time to read it. – danica
• One of my favorite books ever! I think of it often and recommended it to lots of people. -Stephanie

Conclusion: There was definitely strong feelings about this book. For the most part, it was well liked.

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Dude, Where’s My Country? by Michael Moore

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3 Liked It
Neutral
1 Hated It

Comments:
• Didn’t have time, but wanted to read it. – Brandi
• Michael Moore is entertaining. – Lilac
• Not as good as Stupid White Men …and Other Sorry Excuses for the State of the Nation! by him but Moore is always very funny. – danica
• A fresh look at the troubles of America. – Stephanie

Conclusion: It sparked less of a conversation than I think we expected but we had still had a good book club.

The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown

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Hated It

Comments:
• A fun read! – Brandi
• Fast read. – Lilac
• Loved the ideas and it kept my interest but it was very poorly written. – danica
• I couldn’t put it down even though the writing was terrible! – Stephanie

Conclusion: We overwhelmingly liked this one. A definite recommendation to other book clubs. We also had a really good religion and philosophy discussion because of it.

Reading Group Guide

Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire

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2 Liked It
3 Neutral
Hated It

Comments:
• I had such high hopes for this book and it just did not deliver. – danica
• I loved this book! I keep recommending it to others who just don’t share my enthusiasm. The plot was layered, and the idea of such a politically charged climate in the land of Oz just really entertained me. – Marlo
• I liked it for a long time but got bored by the end. – Stephanie

Conclusion: Some loved it, some didn’t. We did have a good discussion though and I think most of us finished it…

Reading Group Guide

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Book 5) by J.K. Rowling

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Liked It
1 Neutral
2 Hated It

Comments:
• Just not a Potter fan… Sorry.  Didn’t help that I never read the first 4.  Couldn’t finish it. -Brandi
• I didn’t finish it. – Stephanie

Conclusion: It seems like you either love the Harry Potter books or hate them. Maybe it wasn’t such a great choice to choose book 5 when half of the group had never read any of them before.

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