The Fifth Season Book Review

The Fifth Season: Book Review By Dinh.

4.5 stars

Synopsis:

 THIS IS THE WAY THE WORLD ENDS. FOR THE LAST TIME.

A season of endings has begun.

It starts with the great red rift across the heart of the world’s sole continent, from which enough ash spews to darken the sky for years. Or centuries.

It starts with death, with a murdered son and a missing daughter.

It starts with betrayal, and long dormant wounds rising up to fester. Continue reading “The Fifth Season Book Review”

Sweetbitter by Stephanie Danler

Please join us in reading Sweetbitter by Stephanie Danler for our suggested book club monthly reading.

We will be reviewing Sweetbitter along with our monthly book club discussions questions for April 30, 2017.

Sweetbitter is about a coming-of-age story about a 22 year old Tess who gets a job working at a renowned restaurant in New York City. Continue reading “Sweetbitter by Stephanie Danler”

A Gentleman In Moscow Book Review

A Gentleman In Moscow: Book Review by Dinh.

5 out of 5 stars for A Gentleman in Mosow

Synopsis:

When in 1922, the thirty year old Count is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, he is sentenced to house arrest in the Metropol, a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin. An indomitable man of erudition and wit, Rostov must now live in the attic room while some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history are unfolding outside the hotel’s doors. Continue reading “A Gentleman In Moscow Book Review”

A Gentleman In Moscow Book Club Discussion Questions

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Discussion Questions:

1.Having read A Gentleman in Moscow, who would you recommend it to?

2. Did you like the premise of the book? Was it believable that an aristocrat was under house arrest for more than 30 years?

3. Why do you think that the author made the protagonist an aristocrat? How does the title of the book tie into that? Continue reading “A Gentleman In Moscow Book Club Discussion Questions”

The Nest Book Review

The Nest: Book Review by Dinh.

4 stars for The Nest

Synopsis:

Every family has its problems. But even among the most troubled, the Plumb family stands out as spectacularly dysfunctional. Years of simmering tensions finally reach a breaking point on an unseasonably cold afternoon in New York City as Melody, Beatrice, and Jack Plumb gather to confront their charismatic and reckless older brother, Leo, freshly released from rehab. Continue reading “The Nest Book Review”

The Invasion of the Tearling Book Review

The Invasion Of The Tearling: Book Review by Dinh.

3.5stars

Synopsis:

With each passing day, Kelsea Glynn is growing into her new responsibilities as Queen of the Tearling. By stopping the shipments of slaves to the neighboring kingdom of Mortmesne, Kelsea has crossed the brutal Red Queen, who derives her power from dark magic and who is sending her fearsome army into the Tearling to take what she claims is hers. And nothing can stop the invasion. Continue reading “The Invasion of the Tearling Book Review”

The Chemist Book Review

The Chemist: Book Review by Dinh.

2.5 stars

Synopsis:

In this gripping page-turner, an ex-agent on the run from her former employers must take one more case to clear her name and save her life.

She used to work for the U.S. government, but very few people ever knew that. An expert in her field, she was one of the darkest secrets of an agency so clandestine it doesn’t even have a name. And when they decided she was a liability, they came for her without warning. Continue reading “The Chemist Book Review”

The Underground Railroad Book Review

The Underground Railroad: Book Review by Dinh.

4 stars

Synopsis:

Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. Life is hell for all the slaves, but especially bad for Cora; an outcast even among her fellow Africans, she is coming into womanhood—where even greater pain awaits.

When Caesar, a recent arrival from Virginia, tells her about the Underground Railroad, they decide to take a terrifying risk and escape. Matters do not go as planned—Cora kills a young white boy who tries to capture her. Though they manage to find a station and head north, they are being hunted. Continue reading “The Underground Railroad Book Review”

The Underground Railroad Book Club Discussion Questions

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The Underground Railroad

Discussion Questions:

1. The Underground Railroad focuses on freedom. We see that freedom is a perspective that changes with the person and the time. What exactly does freedom mean to Cora? How does she react when she first gets to North Carolina? How does her view later change? Is her reaction what you’d expect from being a slave? Continue reading “The Underground Railroad Book Club Discussion Questions”