Good Books

Praise for several books read by the Guelph Gang Book Club, from Dilovely, WordPress:

(… and I’m gonna go ahead and use silly words like compelling and utterly luminous if I want, just know that if I say them, I mean them…)

The Time-Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger: “Romantic, heart-breaking, and great exercise for the brain.”

Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen: “Vivid, exciting, makes you want to get to know some big animals.”

Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert: “Moving, spiritually challenging, makes you want to go there.  Especially Italy.”

My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult: “Beautiful, tragic, controversial – makes for interesting conversation.”

The Book of Negroes by Lawrence Hill: “Brutal, but somehow hopeful, puts life in perspective.  Hill uses the feminine voice with amazing believability.”

The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield: “Mystical, atmospheric, haunting – and you just have to keep reading.”

Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell: “A startlingly unique reading experience, intriguing and thought-provoking.”

The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson: (Dilovely is only halfway through but she can already say it’s) “Graphic, compelling, meticulously researched and worded – the author writes with obvious relish.”

And these are just a few of the many tomes we’ve read as a group…  We’ve also done Rare Birds, Charlotte Grey, Twilight, The End of Food, A Thousand Splendid Suns, A Fine Balance, The Life of Pi, East of Eden, Running With Scissors, ummmm… and I know there are more.  Add your own!

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  1. emibonjour says:

    oh, geez. lists of books. never ending.

    Yay, Cloud Atlas! and TTW! and Life of Pi.

    what about My Year of Meats? y’all have read that, right?

    um, Cold Mountain. and The Blind Assassin. and The Bonesetter’s Daughter (!!!!). (Why are y’all not reading Amy Tan?) and Mrs Dalloway. and The English Patient.

    you should SO read Elizabeth and After, Di – go look in my bookshelf, go! it’s not new but was a big book club book i think, maybe, and won the GG i think. but it’s Beautiful, Tragic, Haunting, Compelling and Utterly, Utterly Luminous. and CANADIAN! Yeah, baby!

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