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Thursday 13: Books To Read

June 25th, 2009 (04:47 pm)

I know it's not Thursday anymore. I really did compile most of this list on Thursday, and even typed it in on Thursday. But my computer froze up on me, and I gave in and turned off the darn thing. So, now that it's Friday, here is this week's Thursday 13. These are 13 book clubs that my book club is either scheduled to read or that I'm considering adding to the club's book list for future months. Comments on any of these books are welcome.

1. The Pact, by Jodi Picoult

2. Dreams from My Father, by Barack Obama

3. The Friday Night Knitting Club, by Kate Jacobs

4. Quantico, by Greg Bear

5. Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, by Barbara Kingsolver

6. The Reader, by Bernard Schlinke

7. The Tales of Beedle the Bard, by J.K. Rowling

8. A Moveable Feast, by Ernest Hemingway

9. The Other Boleyn Girl, by Philippa Gregory

10. Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India, and Indonesia, by Elizabeth Gilbert

11. The Boy In the Striped Pajamas, by John Boyne

12. A Sundog Moment, by Sharon Baldacci

13. Fledgling, by Octavia Butler



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Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: June 27th, 2009 02:52 am (UTC)

The only one I have personally read is The Other Boleyn Girl. I enjoyed it very much and I am not a big fan of historical fiction. It was a lot longer and juicier than I had expected - so allow for plenty of time for everyone to finish and discuss with those not inclined to blush.

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Posted at: June 27th, 2009 02:53 am (UTC)
Re: Books

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Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: June 29th, 2009 01:27 pm (UTC)

Animal, Vegetable, Miracle was a book i really enjoyed!

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: June 30th, 2009 08:43 pm (UTC)

Friday Night Knitting Club in my opinion is kind of predictable and not really worth the read unless you are sitting on a beach or at the pool. Eat Pray Love is another story - I keep a copy of that book nearby for when I need it. I love it and I love the way the author of it writes.

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: June 30th, 2009 08:46 pm (UTC)

And as for Animal, Vegetable, Miracle - I found it to be very preachy. "We should all grow our own vegetables, buy meat from neighbor's farms down the road and make our own cheeses. What, you're not a millionaire who has time to take a cheese making class with your child? Shame on you, Barbara does it and it's wonderful." I liked Kingsolver's fiction books but I found this book to be more in line with Martha Stewart and her shaming of those who cannot do as she does. It made me not like her.

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