Next Year In Havana Book Review

Book review by Dinh.

3.5 Stars

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Review:

The cover of Next Year In Havana by Chanel Cleeton is just beautiful! Who wouldn’t want to read a book with such an enticing book cover?

I read some great reviews on Next Year In Havana and was excited to see if it lived up to its hype.

Although I enjoyed the book – it was good but not great – I thought that it was a fluffy romance with an interesting setting. (Cuba.)

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Next Year In Havana Book Club Discussion Questions

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Discussion Questions:

1. Before reading Next Year In Havana, did you know much about the political history of Cuba? Did you learn much? Did it make you want to learn more?

2. The novel goes back and forth between Eliza Perez life in the 1950s and her granddaughter’s Marisol Ferrera’s trip to Cuba in 2017. Which story line did you enjoy the most? Who did you identify with? Did you find their stories similar?

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The Midnight Library Book Review

Book review by Dinh.

4 stars

Review:

I was thrilled to read The Midnight Library by Matt Haig, which was the winner of Goodreads Choice Award for fiction

I had previously read How To Stop Time (which I enjoyed immensely), and The Radleys, by Haig so I knew his style of writing.

The Midnight Library has been a very popular read and is still being recommended by readers.

So, does it live up to its expectation? Is it worth checking out? The short answer is yes!

Here’s why you should check it out.

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The Midnight Library Book Club Discussion Questions

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Discussion Questions:

1. At the start of The Midnight Library, Nora was depressed and anxious and nothing was going right for her. She had so many regrets. Why do you think Nora turned to suicide? Why did she think this was her only option?

2. What did you think of Nora? How did you feel about her? Could you relate to her and what she was going through?

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Hamnet Book Review

Book review by Dinh.

4.5 stars out of 5 stars

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Review:

Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell got our attention because its title name is interchangeable with Hamlet, which is a play written by William Shakespeare. I’m not a big Shakespeare fan but I’m familiar with the play Hamlet.

We chose to read Hamnet partly because Maggie O’Farrell is a new author to us and also because it’s an historical fiction about Shakespeare’s family.

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Hamnet Book Club Discussion Questions

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Discussion Questions:

1. What was the significance that William Shakespeare was not mentioned by name but referred to as dad, husband, Latin tutor etc.? Why did the author not mention his name?

2. Agnes and her husband William, were they well suited? Why, why not?

3. What did you think of Agnes? Did you like her? Why did the author make her character a healer?

4. Why did Agnes have her first child in the woods? Why did she want to have her other kids there? What was her thought process?

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