Odd Girl Out by Rachel Simmons

1416896Loved It
5 Liked It
Neutral
1 Disliked
1 Hated It

Comments:
• All the more relevant now that I have a daughter. I plan on re-reading it soon! – Brandi
• Anyone who knows girls (or is one) realizes how mean girls can be. Wished she had more ideas on prevention/solutions. – Kerry
• Educational, gave insight to the future family therapist. – Lilac

Conclusion: A very important read for us both as women having gone through similar sitautions and for us as teachers/mothers/aunties of girls.

Reading Group Guide

Catch Up Month

Because we had a lot going on this month, an anniversary, a wedding, the beginning of a pregnancy (with a baby boom to come – it was contagious), too many books that we started and did not have a chance to finish and life of course, we decided to take a book free month and just get together for dinner. A good time was had by all.

Suspension by Richard E. Crabbe

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Liked It
1 Neutral
3 Hated It

Comments:
• Forced myself to finish it and sorry I did. – Kerry
• I don’t even remember if we talked about the book past a raise of hands of who finished. – danica

Conclusion: After the lesson we learned from slogging through Possession: A Romance by A. S. Byatt (we hated it), most of us ended up putting the book down for something more enticing. This book club we mostly enjoyed each others company.

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.

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