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Little Thoughts on Book Club Selections


I started going to a book club meeting at my local library. I never knew they had one and had been going sporadically to one held by a meetup group I'm a part of. Here's what we've been reading:

Title: Clock Dance
Author: Anne Tyler
Rating: 3 of 5 stars

Review: Beautifully written but slow moving.  The story is broken into 2 parts, I liked the first part more than the second part. The second part, which was the core part of the novel just seemed implausible. 

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Author: Hyeonseo Lee
Rating: 5 stars

Review: I really liked this book, it was an incredible story. There was a lot of discussion on how she didn't really want to leave North Korea, but due to a stupid teenage mistake she because a North Korean defector. Even with that we all had to agree, she is amazing for what she was able to do survive. 

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Author: Aldous Huxley
Rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

Review: This was my first time reading this novel (no I didn't have to read it in school).  We talked a lot about how the novel is sort of the transition point between a utopia and a distopia, like this world is on it's way to a more 1984 type world.  It does seem to be one of the more stable societies of a lot of utopian/distopian novels. 

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Author: Ruta Sepetys
Rating: 4 of 5 stars

Review: I liked this novel a lot, I mean it was set in one of my favorite cities during an interesting era and Josie was a wonderful main character.  


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