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A Bridge Across the Ocean by Susan Meissner

This was one of the spring SheReads book choices. I was provided a copy of the book, but all my opinions are my own.

Published: 2017

Genre: fiction

Length: 368 pages

Setting: California, present day, and Europe, 1944-1946 Continue reading

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The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom

This was our latest book club choice.

Published: 2010

Genre: historical fiction

Length: 369 pages

Setting: Virginia, late 1700s/early 1800s Continue reading

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Still Life by Louise Penny

This was chosen as our next book club reading. I vaguely remember hearing about the series (it’s the first book in the Chief Inspector Gamache series) on What Should I Read Next as being awesome, but that’s all I knew about it going into the book.

Published: 2005

Genre: murder mystery

Length: 312 pages

Setting: Three Pines, near Montreal, Quebec, present day Continue reading

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One Summer: America 1927 by Bill Bryson

This was our January book club choice. Our book club is run through the library, so we only choose books if there are enough of them in the library system to get everyone a book. This was from a list of “book in a bag” books the library keeps just for book clubs. We chose it based solely on the name – thought we might like to read about some summer weather in the middle of winter.

Published: 2013

Genre: nonfiction history

Length: 456 pages of story, 509 pages total

Setting: primarily the U.S. in 1927 Continue reading

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Loving Frank by Nancy Horan

I read this book six years ago after my mother-in-law gave me the book. Her book club read it and she enjoyed it enough to pass it on. My book club chose this book to read for this month. It’s been so long since I read the book that I decided to read it again so I could participate in the conversation.

Published: 2007

Genre: historical fiction

Length: 357 pages

Setting: early 1900s, Chicago, Wisconsin, Germany, Italy, and Japan Continue reading

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The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

Library book club was last night and I was actually able to make it (after missing two months in a row). They chose this book for discussion. I’d already read the book, but I didn’t remember anything about it and decided to read the book again.

Published: 2005 in Swedish, 2008 in English

Genre: thriller

Length: 590 pages

Setting: Sweden in the 2000s Continue reading

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Room by Emma Donoghue

Published: 2010

Genre: fiction

Length: 321 pages

Setting: a generic city, present day

Interest: It was chosen for book club. Even though I wouldn’t be able to make the meeting to talk about the book, I decided to read the book. Continue reading

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