Specifically, 3. The ratings represent the average from our book club. But I think I'd like to include a few words (of my own or stolen from book club members) about each book, so here it goes:
A Morbid Taste for Bones by Ellis Peters: 2.6 stars
3 words: Modern literary relief.
A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini: 4.5 stars
3 words: Gripping. Universal. Hope.
Daughter of Fortune by Isabel Allende: 3.5 stars
3 words: Fascinating. Fragrant. Rich.
Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser: 4.5 stars
3 words: Terrifying. Convicting. Compelling.
Freakonomics by Steven Levittt and Stephen Dubner: 4 stars
3 words: Not that freaky.
Garlic & Sapphires by Ruth Reichl: 3.9 stars
3 words: Sensual. Attack verbs.
Girl Meets God by Lauren Winner: 3.5 stars
3 words: Closed mouth smile.
Happiness is a Serious Problem by Dennis Prager: 2.5 stars
3 words: Opinions. Expected more.
Mudhouse Sabbath by Lauren Winner: 4 stars
3 words: Gently Inspiring. Fresh.
Ruby Slippers: How the Soul of a Woman Brings Her Home by Jonalyn Fincher: 3.75 stars
3 words: Still mulling it.
Snowflower and The Secret Fan by Lisa See: 4 stars
3 words: Broad. Intriguing. Sad.
Some Danger Involved by Will Thomas: 3 stars
3 words: Disguised education. Odd.
Talk to the Hand: The Utter bloody Rudeness of the World Today or Six Good Reasons to Stay Home and Bolt the Door by Lynne Truss: 4 stars
3 words: Hilariously, painfully accurate.
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho: 2.5 stars
3 words: Uh . . . okay. Yanni.
The Greatest Generation: 4.5 stars
3 words: We need them.
The Street of a Thousand Blossoms: 4.5 stars
3 words: Yet beauty grows.
The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell: 4 stars
3 words: Conversation book. Power.
The Whistling Season by Ivan Doig: 4 stars
3 words: Hearty. Tardy plot.
The Zookeeper's Wife by Diane Ackerman: 3.5 stars
3 words: Animals. Polish undergound!
Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortneson and Daid Oliver Relin: 4.1 stars
3 words: No couch humanitarian.
Truman by David McCullough: 4 stars
3 words: Like him. Worker.
Water for Elephants: 4.125 stars
3 words: Swashbuckling less pirates.
Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks: 4 stars
3 words: Weaves in reader.
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak: 4.42
Macabre. Worth reading.
Twilight by Stephanie Myer: 3.5
What you expect.
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte: 4.7
Brilliant. Plot! Unforgettable.
Blink by Malcolm Gladwell: 3.55
Fascinating Studies. Inconclusive.
The Madonnas of Leningrad by Debra Dean: 3.55
Gentle despite content.
Lean Mean Thirteen by Janet Evanovich: 1.5 (2 reviews)
Score's too high.
The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls: 4.4 (4 reviews)
Your family's sane.
Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card: 4.14 (7 reviews)
Low-fi Sci-fi. Adventurous.
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows: 4.3 (5 reviews)
Friendly, yet literary.
Franklin and Winston: An Intimate Portrait of an Epic Friendhsip by John Meacham: 3.3 (3 reviews
Less Meacham, please.
My Life in France by Julia Child
Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson: 4.125 (4 reviews)
Japanese "Internment". Yearning.
A Civil Campaign: A Miles Vorkosigan Novel by Lois McMaster Bujold: 3.75 (4 reviews)
Surpasses my nerdiness.
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley: 2.95 (5 reviews)
Sciencey. Smirky. Saucy.
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