Dava Shastri’s Last Day Book Review

Book review by Dinh.

4 stars


Dava Shastri’s Last Day pulled me in right away with its beautiful book cover and the book jacket blurb. It was a promising start and I hoped it would continue to entice me.

I really enjoyed this book and here’s why you should check it out!

Debut author Kirthana Ramisetti did a marvelous job in keeping me entertained.

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Yellow Wife Book Club Discussion Questions

Red Yellow Wife review here.

Discussion Questions:

1. What was your initial thoughts on Yellow Wife? Did the book pull you in right away? Was it a page turner for you?

2. Did you think Pheby was naïve in thinking that she would be free? Do you think freedom was a real possibility for her if her mother had not died?

3. How did Pheby change through out the book? Did your opinion of her change at all?

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Pachinko Book Review

4.5 stars out of 5 stars

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Having read Pachinko by Min Jin Lee a few years back, I remembered that I enjoyed it but couldn’t remember the details as it has been awhile. I was glad to re-read this book to see if I liked it as much as the first time around.

I must admit, the second time around was better!! Not sure if it was because I listened to the book this time around. My hectic life with the kids has meant that I do a lot of audio books rather than reading the book physically. Regardless, I gave Pachinko and extra 1/2 star from last time.

Here’s what I loved about the book:

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Pachinko Book Club Discussion Questions

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Discussion Questions:

1.Did you know what Pachinko was before you read the book?

2. Pachinko is a popular gambling machine in Japan. Why do you think the book is call Pachinko? What does the title of the book relate to?

3. What was your initial reaction to the book at the beginning? Did it pull you in right away or did it take time to hook you?

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Small Great Things Book Review

Book Review by Dinh.

5 out of 5 stars

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My interest was piqued on reading the blurb on the book jacket of Jodi Picoult’s book Small Great Things. It looked like it will be a thought-provoking book!

I have read a couple of Picoult’s book so I know she’s a decent writer and familiar with her style of writing.

Did Small Great Things live up to my expectation? Yes it did!

Here’s what I loved about the book:

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Small Great Things Book Club Discussion Questions

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Discussion Questions:

1. The title of the book, Small Great Things is adapted from Dr. Martin Luther King’s speech “If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way.” What does that mean? What does the characters do to show this?

2. The book is told in three people’s perspectives- Turk, the white supremacist, Ruth, the Black nurse, and Kennedy, the public defender. Did you enjoy reading these three points of view? Did it enhance your reading experience and the book?

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