The Friday Morning Bookclub has read some interesting books this year and now it is time to choose our favorites. This is a tough decision and we need your help. How do you even begin to compare a harrowing book about America’s first ambassador to Hitler’s Germany (In The Garden of the Beast) to a sci- fi dystopian novel which takes place in a futuristic Chicago (Divergent). How about The Story of Beautiful Girl and The Lost Wife? Both were heart wrenching stories yet that is where the similarities end.
We read several mysteries this year. Gone Girl, Defending Jacob and State of Wonder were all page turners, and Night Road had us reliving the days when our children were teenagers. Once again we read a book by local author Laura Lippman (And When She Was Good) and also one by Jeffrey Eugenides, the author of Middlesex (The Marriage Plot). The Song of Achilles, a modern telling of The Iliad was very different from anything we had read before and we finished off the year with Faith a book based on the 2002 sexual abuse scandal that rocked the Catholic Church.
While it may be difficult to compare these books, we hope there may be a couple of books which really stand out in your mind. What two books did you most enjoy? Please vote!
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