This is an unforgettable book. It is about a mother's self-psychoanalysis and psychoanalysis of her family in the aftermath of her disturbed son's cataclysmic actions. I read it straight through in one night. Slow in the beginning...but worth the read. Can't wait til the movie is showing around here!
We Need to Talk About Kevin
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We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver (add this to the Expectant Mothers reading list along w/ Geek Love and The Fifth Child)
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We Need to Talk about About Kevin by Lionel Shriver, our book club of 6 years had the most discussion with this book
Movie was amazing - I didn't know this was a book!!!! book club book books-worth-reading
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This week’s featured book: We Need To Talk About Kevin Author: Lionel Shriver Overview: Eva never really wanted to be a mother-and certainly not the mother of the unlovable boy who murdered seven of his fellow high school students, a cafeteria worker, and a much-adored teacher who tried to befriend him, all two days before his sixteenth birthday. Now, two years later, it is time for her to come to terms with marriage, career, family, parenthood, and Kevin's horrific rampage in a series of startlingly direct correspondences with her estranged husband, Franklyn. Uneasy with the sacrifices and social demotion of motherhood from the start, Eva fears that her alarming dislike for her own son may be responsible for driving him so nihilistically off the rails. My Comments: This is one of the most thought-provoking and hauntingly disturbing books I’ve ever read. It’s a book that stays with you long after you’re done with it. The big question you’ll ask yourself as the story progresses is “Are people born evil or are they made that way?” It’s the age-old debate of nature vs. nurture. Was Kevin born this way, or was he a product of his environment? Should his mother take the blame for how he turned out, or was he predisposed to his antisocial behaviour? And if he was predisposed, was there anything she could have done to prevent or modify it? Read the story and see what conclusion you come up with.
We Need to Talk about Kevin : Lionel Shriver : 9780061124297
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Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter: Read this for book club and it was one of my favorite books of the year. Well-written, beautiful story and keeps your attention.
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Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter - a sweep your off your feet tale of a Hollywood love affair set amongst a beautiful Italian coast in 1962. #messadventures #momreads #bookclub
Beautiful Ruins | Our Book Clubs Call this Book "Romantic, Interesting, Beautiful"
Accidental Writer: Beautiful Ruins What a great read for a book club!
Beautiful ruins, on the holiday reading list!!!
Beautiful Ruins #bookclub #reading
The wistfully lovely dust jacket for Jess Walter’s latest novel — tiny blocks of houses
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The 19th Wife: A Novel by David Ebershoff Book Club Discussion Guide from BookMovement --Book Clubs, Book Reviews, Discussion Questions, Book Lists
The 19th Wife: Faith, I tell them, is a mystery, elusive to many, and never easy to explain. Sweeping and lyrical, spellbinding and unforgettable, David Ebershoff’s The 19th Wife combines epic historical fiction with a modern murder mystery to create a brilliant novel of literary suspense. It is 1875, and Ann Eliza Young has recently separated from her powerful husband, Brigham Young, p...
The 19th Wife by David Ebershoff - a nice combination of historical fact and fiction. Really made me think.
A hugely ambitious historical novel that tells two parallel stories of polygamy, The 19th Wife is David Ebershoff's riveting examination of religion, one that makes readers question the power of faith and what we believe and why. An amazing pick for book clubs!
I read David Ebershoff’s The 19th Wife for the first time while moving cross-country in a rented Budget truck with my dad driving and my cat meowing. Needless to say, in order to keep me reading, I needed a book that was enticing enough to hold my attention, even above the meowing. The 19th Wife , with its combination of modern mystery and beautifully written historical fiction, proved to be the book to save my sanity on that never-ending road trip.
The 19th Wife by David Ebershoff - a nice combination of historical fact and fiction. Let me sum it up for you if you don't have time to read all 500 pages: polygamy is an abomination. Mormons are not polygamists, but the Firsts from Mesadale, AZ are. Ann Eliza Young was more right than she was wrong, much as the LDS church might not want to see it. Brigham Young was a great speaker and leader, but with a distorted sense of what God wants versus what he wants. And only whores wear fashion from Paris and London.
made a lifetime movie out of this. pretty interesting
Another on the "Want to Read" list
One of my favorite books
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Not for actual stairs but could be cute on step stools in a kids room or playroom - bookstairs
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Book staircase. Would be adorable to lead to or from a playroom or home library.
This would be cool on basement stairs or stairs leading to a kids room/playroom.
Book staircase, this would be so cute going up to a kids room or playroom
Book staircase---Secret attic in the house for the kids play room!
Home Idea-Storybook Steps, leading up to the kids playroom. :)
basement stairs?? dream home for the book addict
Future house idea.
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Heaven is for Real: A Little Boy's Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back. A quick read that will leave you amazed! Great book!!
Told by the father, but often in Colton's own words, the disarmingly simple message is heaven is a real place, Jesus really loves children, and be ready, there is a coming last battle. books-worth-reading
Heaven is for Real: A Little Boy's Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back (**Cried most of the way through-- awesome book, awesome God!!!)
Heaven is for Real: A Little Boy's Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back. I read this in book club and it really made me smile. Regardless if the story is 100% real, it gives people hope and that to me is admirable.
Heaven is for Real: A Little Boys Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back: Todd Burpo, Vincent Lynn Vincent: -- read for book club
Heaven is for Real: A Little Boy's Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back - AWESOME BOOK!!
Heaven is for Real: A Little Boy's Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back. This was such a good book! I'm not a big reader but, I couldn't put this book down! If you only read one book in your life....make it this one!
definitely worth reading...very good book!
heaven is for real..favorite book(:
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Can't wait to read all these! 21 Books you wish would never end. I've read 2 already and hated them ending! !!
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books you'll wish would never end...book club reads?
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21 books you'll wish would never end.
Another book list!
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There's a reason this title is on every book club reading list...it's very good! The compelling story takes place during an ugly time in our country's history and combines tragedy, hope and triumphs of humanity. Tough to put down.
Book club title for June 28th. Kathryn Stockett's novel adopts the complicated theme of blacks and whites living in a segregated South. In Stockett's narrative, Skeeter, a young white woman, is a naive, aspiring writer who wants to create a series of interviews with local black maids. Even if they're published anonymously, the risk is great. Tension pervades the novel as its events are told by these three memorable women.
The Help by Kathryn Stockett - I was told this was worth reading
The Help by Kathryn Stockett. One of my absolute favorite Books!
The Help by Kathryn Stockett: Awesome book!
By far one of my favorite books & movie
Excellent book. Book club read.
"There is so much you don't know about a person. I wonder if I could've made her days a little bit easier, if I'd tried. If I'd treated her a little nicer. Wasn't that the point of the book? For women to realize, We are just two people. Not that much separates us. Not nearly as much as I'd thought." -The Help, Kathryn Stockett, p. 492 We judge based on what we perceive, what we think we know. We set boundaries based on these abstract concepts. We separate others, group people and things where they "belong" in the categories that we create. Cheap. Classy. Smart. Dirty. Weak. Sexy. Executive. Kind. Blue collar. Creative. Rigid. Annoying. Compassionate. Awkward. Abrasive. Humble. Patriotic. Proper. Simple. Mature. Beautiful. And the list goes on. But in doing so, we separate ourselves. We think we belong in certain categories. We draw invisible lines. It's been a while since I've read a really good book (Modern Library's Top 100 Novels has had some let-downs), so I took a break from my reading list to read The Help by Kathryn Stockett. Someone had left the book (willingly) in our apartment mail room, so I picked it up (and will return it now that I've finished). Nothing better than a good free book! I can't speak for the movie, but if you haven't read the book, you must. It really is excellent. I challenge us all this week to remove one invisible line. When you read the above list of adjectives, what or who came to mind? Why? Is it fair to categorize them that way? Where do you belong?
5 Books I’ve Read plus 5 Books I’m gonna Read.
Book Club: Our Next Read Is…
the next Book Club read will be The Fame Game :-)
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The fame game - LC Not going to lie I want to read all of her books. She also has a book club on her website- Very interesting!
the next Book Club read will be The Fame Game. Lauren (the author) is doing a fun Q on the 30th! Looks like I've got some reading to do!! :)
Join my online book club!! http://whenthecowscomedancinghome.blogspot.com/2013/08/book-club-lauren-conrad-fame-game-why-i.html
the next Book Club read will be The Fame Game :-) -- will definitely be reading!
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Love the Lauren Conrad books
On the to read list
LC book tour dates
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Sarah's Key #sarahskey A great WWII book from the point of view of a jewish child living in France, and a present day journalist researching WWII.
Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay - This is one of my favorite books so far. It was incredibly sad to read but really good too. It's one of those books that sticks with you.
Such an amazing book. Sarahs Key - She closed the door on the little white face, turned the key in the lock. Then she slipped the key into her pocket. The lock was hidden by a pivoting device shaped like a light switch. It was impossible to see the outline of the cupboard in the paneling of the wall. Yes, he’d be safe there. She was sure of it. The girl murmured his name and laid her palm flat on the wooden panel. “I’ll come back for you later. I promise.” -From Sarah’s Key, page 9-
Sarah's Key, another heartbreaking story, but a great read. Too read list.
Sarah's Key by Tatiana De Rosnay (June 2010) Book Club rating 4 out of 5
Sarah's Key.. this looks like an interesting book club selection too.
Sarah's Key..... I could not put this down! amazing book!!!! ~A
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Today is my first Book Club Friday! I am hoping to get in the swing of reading again and I am sure I will find some great suggestions over at Blonde...Undercover Blonde's link up. The last book that I read was Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay. I picked it up on the way to get a pedicure to have something to read and the main reason I settled on it was that it is a historical novel. The main story is fictional but the events that occurred are factual. I loved the book and I was unable to put it down once I started. It is the first book that I have read since becoming a mother and I saw what a different light I view things from. If you read it, you will see why. I also see that I must have been under a rock somehow missed the fact that it has been made into a movie. Here is an overview from Barnes & Noble: Paris, July 1942: Sarah, a ten-year-old girl, is taken with her parents by the French police as they go door to door arresting Jewish families in the middle of the night. Desperate to protect her younger brother, Sarah locks him in a bedroom cupboard—their secret hiding place—and promises to come back for him as soon as they are released. Sixty Years Later: Sarah’s story intertwines with that of Julia Jarmond, an American journalist investigating the roundup. In her research, Julia stumbles onto a trail of secrets that link her to Sarah, and to questions about her own future. In Sarah’s Key, Tatiana de Rosnay offers up a mesmerizing story in which a tragic past unfolds, the present is torn apart, and the future is irrevocably altered. And here are some reviews: “This is a remarkable historical novel, a book which brings to light a disturbing and deliberately hidden aspect of French behavior towards Jews during World War II. Like Sophie's Choice, it's a book that impresses itself upon one's heart and soul forever.” –Naomi Ragen, author of The Saturday Wife and The Covenant “Sarah's Key unlocks the star crossed, heart thumping story of an American journalist in Paris and the 60-year-old secret that could destroy her marriage. This book will stay on your mind long after it's back on the shelf.” –Risa Miller, author of Welcome to Heavenly Heights I hope that if you pick it up you love it also! If you are looking for something new to read, or have a book review yourself, hop on over to Book Club Friday and link up!
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The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls When I asked for reading suggestions at the end of my last book club chat, many of you said The Glass Castle. It’s the memoir of a girl growing up in a very eclectic and cash-strapped family.
The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls Wow... Just wow. Amazing book about people in all their beautiful and sometimes very ugly moments. I loved and hated every character (aside from the kids) and could not put the book down. Jaw dropping true story of life in poverty, survival, and enduring spirit.
September's Book Club pick: The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls Jeannette Walls grew up with parents whose ideals and stubborn nonconformity were both their curse and their salvation. Rex and Rose Mary Walls had four children. As the dysfunction of the family escalated, Jeannette and her brother and sisters had to fend for themselves, supporting one another as they weathered their parents' betrayals and, finally, found the resources and will to leave home.
I am not a fan of memoirs, biographies and most non-fiction. Jeannette's Walls books though, are the exception. Last year, I read her second book Half Broke Horses, a true-life novel about her grandmother. I honestly wasn't too excited to read it, and only picked it up because it was one of my book club picks. I spent an entire day in bed reading it because I couldn't put it down. So I was pretty excited to pick up The Glass Castle when I saw it at the library.
This is on my "to read" list... The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls - amazing book!
The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls. One of my favorite books!
The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls ~ excellent book. #books
The Glass Castle : A Memoir (Jeannette Walls) at Booksamillion.com. Books-A-Million Non-Fiction Book Club December 2009 Selection: In The Glass Castle, Walls chronicles her upbringing at the hands of eccentric, nomadic parents--Rose Mary, her frustrated-artist mother, and Rex, her brilliant, alcoholic father..
This site is actually very cool. Type in your favorite book and it will list 20 others similar to it. :) This could be life-changing!!
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Type in your favorite book and it will list 20 others similar to it. Awesome! Not that I don't already have a super long to-read list... :)
This site is actually very cool. Type in your favorite book and it will list 20 others similar to it. This could be life-changing!! #reading #booklist
For all those fellow bookworms. Type in your favorite book and it will list 20 others similar to it. It really works!
What Should I Read Next? Type in your favorite book & up pops suggested titles of similar books! Book recommendations from readers like you
What Should I Read Next? Book recommendations from readers like you. Enter a book you like and the site will analyse our huge database of real readers' favorite books to provide book recommendations and suggestions for what to read next.
What Should I Read Next? Book recommendations from readers like you. Type in the name of a favorite book, get a list of suggestions.
What Should I Read Next? Book recommendations; you type the title of your favorite book or one you just finished and it gives you suggestions. How neat is that?
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The Kitchen House: A Novel by Kathleen Grissom Book Club Discussion Guide from BookMovement --Book Clubs, Book Reviews, Discussion Questions, Book Lists
maybe the next book club book....It is my turn to pick so I am hunting for good books!
Book club book.....Heard this was a good book. May have to read.
The Kitchen House: A Novel - good book club book
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This week I read The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom. Here is the description from Goodreads: Orphaned while onboard ship from Ireland, seven-year-old Lavinia arrives on the steps of a tobacco plantation where she is to live and work with the slaves of the kitchen house. Under the care of Belle, the master's illegitimate daughter, Lavinia becomes deeply bonded to her adopted family, though she is set apart from them by her white skin. Eventually, Lavinia is accepted into the world of the big house, where the master is absent and the mistress battles opium addiction. Lavinia finds herself perilously straddling two very different worlds. When she is forced to make a choice, loyalties are brought into question, dangerous truths are laid bare, and lives are put at risk. The Kitchen House is a tragic story of page-turning suspense, exploring the meaning of family, where love and loyalty prevail. What I thought: I really loved this book! I was not able to put it down once I got started. I loved that each section was told by both Lavinia and Belle. It lets you see how different the two viewed the world and what was going on around them. It has everything that I love. Great characters and history. It is set in the South in the time of slavery and has romance, murder, and the love of an unusual family. I'm linking up today with Blonde, Undercover Blonde for Book Club Friday.
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Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese Book Club Discussion Guide from BookMovement --Book Clubs, Book Reviews, Discussion Questions, Book Lists
Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese, and more amazing books | 43 Books You Won't Be Able To Stop Talking About
Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese. This is the next choice in our book club - chosen by Susanna.
This book is on my book club's reading list for this year. Can't wait! product-description/0375714367
Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese-- one of my top 5 of all time favorite books.
Cutting for Stone...one of my most favorite books ever.
Cutting for Stone ....next on my "to-read" list!
Loved this book. Read it for book club lite!
Cutting for Stone is an amazing book
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Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter (recommended similar read for "The Help" on "What Do I Read Next" website)- This was a really good book- sad but good.
Southeast Book Club, Thursday July 26 @6:45pm. Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin. In a small Mississippi town, two men are torn apart by circumstance and reunited by tragedy, in this resonant new novel from the award-winning author of the critically acclaimed Hell at the Breech.
Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter: read this for a book club with the kids, meh. If anyone else reads it, holla, because I'd like to talk about it.
Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin - Between the Lines book club selection in September 2012
Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin. Title from the way children in the South are taught to spell Mississippi: "M-I crooked letter crooked letter I crooked letter crooked letter I humpback humpback I." Book Club, March 2015
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Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter, book club pick - read it! ****
Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter...on my to read list
Book Review: Crooked Letter Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin
Such a good read
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Great book - movie was good too. Stayed true to the storyline.
"The Help" by Kathryn Stockett. Great book, movie just as good!
The Help, by Kathryn Stockett-loved the book, movie was ok
Fabulous book: movie not that bad, either.
The Help books-worth-reading
The Help - loved this book!
Favorite Book. love it!
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what an amazing book. A must read!
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A Child Called It | Dave Pelzer New paperback Book pb
Such a heartbreaking book
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I never saw the world the same after I read this book. Still think about this heartbreaking story sometimes.
oh dear I enoy sad books but I find it hard to decide to read something that will make me sad. This sounds like it has a lot to be said for it
This is the most heart breaking story and yet it fills me with so much love and compassion
Such amazing books. Sad, yet inspiring story of the human spirit.
Saddest book ever. Wish I hadn't read it, but cannot forget it.
Hard book to read but people need to see what other dont
[this has to be on of the saddest books I've ever read]
Such a sad book, but definitely worth a read (:
AMAZING book. heart breaking tho.
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Amazing book- reading about the time period was my favorite part
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one of my favorite books...movie is just as good!
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books worth reading :)
Review of The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
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