Thursday, April 10, 2014

Book Club Catch Up!

Since I fell behind in my posts for March I missed posts for my various book clubs. Here's what I read and a brief review of the books.

First up here are February and March's books for Forever YA:

FangirlFangirl by Rainbow Rowell
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I really loved this book. I can't wait to get my hands on the rest of Rainbow Rowell's work.




The Impossible Knife of MemoryThe Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I enjoy Laurie Halse Anderson's books, I think she writes some of the best YA fiction.  I enjoyed this book, but struggled a bit some of the plot.




For our last Winter Book Club* meeting in March we read:

The Night CircusThe Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

I could not get into this book.  I thought the plot was a great idea, but I just felt like everything dragged.




For Tea & A Book** we read:
Suite FrancaiseSuite Francaise by Irène Némirovsky
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book is in two parts with the author originally planning for the book to contain 5 parts.  I liked the first part but it took me some time to get into the style and flow of the way she wrote this section.  I loved the second part and was heart broken to reach the end and know that there was no more.  The book includes her notes and you can see where she was intending to direct the story in part 3 and I would have loved to have read it.  They are making a movie based on part 2 of this book and I can't wait to see it!


*This book club is part of the meetups of the Meetup Group - Mercer County Girls Just Wanna Have Fun and will be extended through the rest of the year.  The tags will now be MCGBC (Mercer Count Girls Book Club).

**This is the book club I run at the library and we get low turn out (1 patron).  We are going to try to switch up our meeting dates and times next month but it doesn't look like I"ll be running this book club much longer and I'm kinda upset about that.

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