Even Cowgirls Get the Blues by Tom Robbins

7572Loved It
5 Liked It
1 Neutral
Hated It

Comments:
• This is one of my favorite authors, though not my favorite book of his. – Kerry
• I like his style. – Stephanie

Conclusion: Those of us that ended up reading the book this month enjoyed its quirkyness but Kerry’s comment also rings true.

My Forbidden Face by Latifa

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4 Liked It
2 Neutral
Hated It

Comments:
• A bit juvenile, but good. – Brandi
• No real depth, but learned a bit about life in Afghanistan under the Taliban. – Kerry

Conclusion: I think Kerry pretty much sums it up.

A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole

a-confederacy-of-dunces-by-john-kennedy-toole2 Loved It
3 Liked It
2 Neutral
Hated It

Comments:
• Was entertained, but never found any redeeming qualities in the main character to relate to. – Kerry
• A truly despicable character but still a pretty good read. – danica
• An old favorite. – Stephanie

Conclusion: We were all over the place with this one. At least no one hated it.

Ask the Dust by John Fante

51FHE193XXL1 Loved It
2 Liked It
1 Neutral
Hated It

Comments:
• 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

412191 Loved It
Liked It
Neutral
3 Hated It

Comments:
• 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

the-red-tent5 Loved It
2 Liked It
Neutral
Hated It

Comments:
• 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

The-Corrections-by-Jonathan-Franzen1 Loved It
1 Liked It
2 Neutral
Hated It

Comments:
• 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

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