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The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman
The first book club book of the year. I really like the woman who recommended this one, but I have learned that often our reading styles are completely different. It was not bad, but I am not sure I ever would have read it without it showing up on our book club list. I guess that would be the purpose of the book club? What if I only read what I wanted to? Admittedly, I would have a great list, but I might miss one or two things.
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
Oh, I can't say anything about this without spoiling it for someone else. Except that I LOVED it.
Tell the Wolves I'm Home by Carol Rifka Brunt
Lucky, lucky me. I got to read two wonderful books in a row. Here was the second story in a row about love and relationships. However, this one was about three (or four or five) beautiful love stories. About the different ways of loving people and allowing yourselves to be loved. It made me laugh and cry. Another highly recommended book for the TOB.
The Garden of Evening Mists by Tan Twang Eng
Shortlisted for the Booker ... this book was lyrically beautiful. About a third of the way through, I thought "this is really well written, but is also really predictable." By the time I got to the end, I was surprised and delighted by what the author showed me and what he let me figure out for myself. I loved it. During a week that I could not keep my mind on anything for longer than a minute, this book managed to keep my attention.