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Sing You Home by Jodi Picoult

This was my book club choice for December.

Published: 2011

Genre: fiction

Length: 466 pages

Setting: a town in Rhode Island, about 2010

Summary: Short version: Infertility problems turn into gay rights issues Continue reading

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The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown

This was our book club choice for November. I had heard many people talk about it and thought it might be a good choice for us to read.

Subtitle: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics

Published: 2013

Genre: nonfiction historical sports

Length: 370 pages of story, 404 pages total

Setting: mostly 1899-1936, near Seattle, and 1936, Berlin

Summary: Short version: The background to the amazing men’s crew win in the Berlin Olympics Continue reading

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A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith

This was my book club’s choice for October. I’d heard good things about it recently and was happy for the excuse to read it.

Published: 1943

Genre: fiction

Length: 493 pages

Setting: Brooklyn, 1900s-1920s

Summary: Short version: An unapologetic view of growing up in Brooklyn in the early 1900s. Continue reading

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Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King

This is our book club choice for August.

Published: 2014

Genre: hard-boiled detective/mystery

Length: 436 pages

Setting: a big city (it felt like California, but I’m not sure it was explicitly stated), 1987

Summary: Short version: Ex-detective has to find the mass murder before he kills again Continue reading

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Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann

This was my book club book for the month of July

Subtitle: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI

Published: 2017

Genre: nonfiction historical crime

Length: 291 pages of story, 338 pages total

Setting: Osage County, Oklahoma, early 1900s

SummaryShort version: White people screw Native Americans again in Osage, OK Continue reading

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The Paris Wife by Paula McLain

This was our library book club choice for the month of April.

Published: 2011

Genre: historical fiction

Font: Caslon

Length: 314 pages

Setting: mostly Paris, 1920s

Summary: Short version: Ernest Hemingway was not a great husband Continue reading

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The Murder of King Tut by James Patterson

Miss Adventure managed to bring flu into our house and share it with everyone. I had enough energy to write a book review yesterday, but by the time I had a chance to sit down and type it up, I was out of energy. I feel a bit more energetic tonight, though.

I picked this book for our January book club book. I thought some nonfiction might be a nice change of pace. Plus, with Patterson as the author, it had high potential for enjoyment, or at least be a quick read.

Published: 2009

Genre: nonfiction history

Length: 332 pages

Setting: Egypt, 1357-1324 BCE, The Valley of the Kings, 1900-1920s, and present day Palm Springs, Florida Continue reading

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