The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

Please join us in reading The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead for our suggested book club monthly reading!

We will be reviewing The Undergrond Railroad along with our monthly book club discussions questions for February 28, 2017.

The Underground Railroad is the winner of the National Book Award for 2016, #1 New York Times Bestseller, and was in the top 10 best books in 2016 from the New York Times Book Reviews. Continue reading “The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead”

Fates and Furies Book Review

Fates and Furies: Book Review by Dinh

4.5 stars

Synopsis:

They meet in the final months of college, and by graduation, they had married. It’s 1991. At age twenty-two, Lotto and Mathilde are tall, glamorous, madly in love, and destined for greatness. There are lean, romantic years that follow: potluck parties in a Manhattan basement apartment; a wilting acting career that doesn’t pay the bills; a household that seems to run on good luck and good sex. Continue reading “Fates and Furies Book Review”

Britt-Marie Was Here Book Review

Britt-Marie Was Here: Book Review By Dinh.

4 stars

Synopsis:

Britt-Marie can’t stand mess. A disorganized cutlery drawer ranks high on her list of unforgivable sins. She begins her day at 6 a.m., because only lunatics wake up later than that. And she is not passive-aggressive. Not in the least. It’s just that sometimes people interpret her helpful suggestions as criticism, which is certainly not her intention. She is not one to judge others- no matter how ill-mannered, unkempt, or morally suspect they might be. Continue reading “Britt-Marie Was Here Book Review”

The Book of Speculation Book Review

The Book of Speculation: Book Review by Dinh.

4 stars

Synopsis:

Dear Mr. Watson,
I came across this book at auction as part of a larger lot I purchased on speculation. The damage renders it useless to me, but a name inside it led me to believe it might be of interest to you or your family….

Simon Watson, a young librarian, lives alone in a house that is slowly crumbling toward the Long Island Sound. His parents are long dead. His mother, a circus mermaid who made her living by hold her breath, drowned in the very water his house overlooks. His younger sister, Enola, ran off to join the circus six years ago. Continue reading “The Book of Speculation Book Review”

Dune Book Review

Dune: Book Review by Dinh.

5 out of 5 stars

 

Synopsis:

Here is a novel that will be forever considered a triumph of the imagination. Set on the desert planet of Arrakis, Dune is the story of the boy Paul Atreides, who would become the mysterious man known as Muad’Dib. He would avenge the traitorous plot against his noble family- and would bring fruition humankind’s most ancient and unattainable dream. Continue reading “Dune Book Review”

Fate and Furies by Lauren Groff

Please join us in reading Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff for our suggested book club monthly reading.

We will be reviewing Fates and Furies along with our monthly book club discussions questions for January 31st, 2017.

This book is a New York Times Bestseller, a finalist for National Book Award 2015, and is named best book of the year by NPR, Washington Post, Kirkus, Time, The Seattle Times and many more. Continue reading “Fate and Furies by Lauren Groff”

The Paris Wife Book Review

The Paris Wife: Book Review by Arlene

5 out of 5 stars

 

Review:

Imagine, if you can, it is the 1920’s and you are a young impressionable woman. You are at a crossroads in your life and you meet Ernest Hemingway at a party in Chicago before he became famous.

You both fall deeply and passionately in love and there is no looking back.

This was Hadley Richardson a quiet twenty-eight year old who has all but given up on love and happiness – This is a quote from the back of the book. Continue reading “The Paris Wife Book Review”

The Paris Wife Book Club Discussion Questions

Please put your comments in for The Paris Wife book club discussion questions below in the comments area.

 

The Paris Wife by Paula McLain

Discussion Questions:

1. Did you enjoy The Paris Wife, and would you recommend this book?

2. This is a fictionalized account of Ernest Hemingway’s marriage to Hadley Richardson written from mainly Hadley’s perspective. Knowing that Hadley was the first of the one of four wives, you find her narrative convincing and believable? Were you sympathetic towards her? Continue reading “The Paris Wife Book Club Discussion Questions”