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February 05, 2008



A few months ago our book club did "Like Water for Elephants" by Sara Gruen which everyone just loved. It was beautifully written. We did "Glass Castle" last year, it was also a favorite of ours.

Patricia Truel

I absolutely loved the book "The Five People You Meet in Heaven" by Mitch was a great quick read...and gets you thinking about your life. (Link below)


I would totally recommend "Water for Elephants" by Sara Gruen. Really. Fantastic book. My favorite book of 2007. Just loved it.

I just read "For one more day" by Mitch Albom and really enjoyed it. I read it in two sittings and cried my eyes out.


I am laughing because I was also going to say "Water for Elephants". Seriously, the best book I've read in a long time! LOVED it! It sounds weird but once I picked this book up, I flew through it!
And, I read "Five People You Meet in Heaven also (I saw it above)...and that was also a good one.
I can't wait to hear what you choose :)


OH...........and I LOVE LOVE LOVE your new banner :)


time traveler's wife.
it is amazing.
best book i have ever read.

eat, pray, love is also a favorite.


i liked glass castles too. and water for elephants and eat, pray, love. also really liked kite runner-although it has a really disturbing part. i would love to be in a book club!

joanne (spagirl)

hi!! i was going to say the time traveler's wife also...
and "the eyre affair" ... kind of time traveling too but
with a literary crime theme... kinda cool!!
for fun, i did like the devil wears prada... not new, but
love your new banner too!!

Patricia Truel

Hi Melissa,

Me again...I just love all of Tess Gerritson's books. The only book I ever read in my life was Amityville Horror in 8th grade...Can you believe that! Well, in January 05, John was urgently taken to the hospital. I only had the clothes on my back and was not going to leave my baby another mom (her son is severely special needs and he is in and out of the hospital almost weekly) she brought me a goody bag (and a venti mocha frap from starbucks) but when i say goody bag, i mean a "bag" a brown paper bag with handles...(one that she says she keeps by the door, when they have to run real quick with her son) at any rate, in this bag among tons of other things, was Tess Gerritson's book "The Surgeon" - to sum it up it was about this man who comes into the hospital in the middle of the night and kills people...HOSPITAL..I was in the hospital...I could not stop reading this book. I was terrified, mesmerized, and completely consumed by this book..i loved it. i wanted to slap that girl and hug her at the same dare she bring me a book like that when i am spending nights in the hospital... It was a great book and I am sure if you read it you will go out and get all her books...they have them at the Clearfield Library...


the book i picked for my book club this year is "a long way gone: memoirs of a boy soldier". so, it's not like a literary masterpiece, writing wise. what it is is an amazing story that will give you a serious reality check. it's the true story of a boy born in the late 70s or early 80s in africa. he was made a boy soldier and spent his childhood on drugs and firing guns. he was eventually saved out of it by unicef and adopted into an american family. it is just an amazing, amazing book. definitely lots to discuss.



Sugar Queen
Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen

very Alice Hoffman if you like Alice Hoffman you will like her too! I personally liked Sugar Queen so much I bought a couple of extra copies to give to reader friends for Christmas!

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