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Belgravia by Julian Fellowes
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About 50 times too much family drama, jealousy, and intrigue... but that makes for a riveting plot line! I read this because I miss Downton Abbey and wanted some more Julian Fellowes in my life, and he really has a gift for character development and ...more
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The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
The Nightingale
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Riveting. Inspiring. Outstanding. This World War II story will stay with me forever. I know we all get overwhelmed by war books and it's easier to escape into a more pleasant read, but The Nightingale is absolutely worth the effort.

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The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton
" I am super impressed that you figured out that plot twist! You are a very careful reader and must have caught the clues that I passed over. Glad you e ...more "
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Beautiful Affliction by Lene Fogelberg
Beautiful Affliction
by Lene Fogelberg (Goodreads Author)
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This book is a treasure, and should be the next choice for all book clubs! (My mom's book club in Philly just read it, and mine in DC just did too, and both had fantastic discussions.) "Beautiful Affliction" is the memoirs of a young mom with a terri ...more
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The Paris Wife by Paula McLain
The Paris Wife
by Paula McLain (Goodreads Author)
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This is the fascinating, devastating story of Ernest Hemingway and his first wife. It made me so relieved that my husband isn't an aspiring writer, in Paris, in the 1920s. What a train-wreck, not just for Ernest but for so many other of his artist/wr ...more
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The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
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A very witty, surprisingly insightful read about a man with Asperger's who is desperate to find the perfect woman. Of course he learns along the way how to lessen his rigidity, better understand the non-literal aspects of language, and how to focus o ...more
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A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
A Man Called Ove
by Fredrik Backman (Goodreads Author)
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This book starts similarly to "Up," but instead of flying to Paradise Falls, curmudgeonly Ove finds a new lease on life through his neighbors. I laughed a lot, cried a little, and am determined to be a more invested, attentive friend and neighbor.
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“Gratitude is the beginning of wisdom. Stated differently, true wisdom cannot be obtained unless it is built on a foundation of true humility and gratitude.”
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The Outlaws of Sherwood by Robin McKinley
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A fun, cute retelling of the Robin Hood story.
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And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini
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Beautifully poetic writing, train-wreck story, set in Afghanistan.
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