June, 2017 Book Reviews

Candy and Wine…and a few good books

Next Meeting – Second Monday in July

1776  by David McCullough
Genre: History
Reviewed by Cheryl: A
Valiant Ambition  by Nathaniel Philbrick
Genre: History
Reviewed by Cheryl: A
“The Story of Washington and Benedict Arnold”
1984  by George Orwell
Genre: Fiction
Reviewed by Cheryl: A
And Then All Hell Broke Loose  by Richard Engel
Genre: Autobiographical/History/Political
Reviewed by Cheryl: A
Waiter Rant  by Steve Dublanica
Genre: Autobiographical
Reviewed by Cheryl: B
Life After Life  by Kate Atkinson
Genre: Fiction
Reviewed by Elaine: A
Version Control  by Dexter Palmer
Genre: Sci-Fi
Reviewed by Elaine: B
Spook  by Mary Roach
Genre: Science
Reviewed by Jaclyn: A+
Nora Webster  by Colm Toibin
Genre: Fiction
Reviewed by Jim McK: A
“A Nice Story”
Benediction  by Kent Haruf
Genre: Fiction
Reviewed by Jim McK: A+
Into the Water  by Paula Hawkins
Genre: Mystery
Reviewed by Jim McK: In Progress
The Racketeer  by John Grisham
Genre: Mystery
Reviewed by Joe C: A
The Train to Crystal City  by Jan Jarboe Russell
Genre: History
Reviewed by Joe C: A
“WWII internment camp”
The Einstein Prophecy  by Robert Masello
Genre: Sci-Fi
Reviewed by Joe C: A
The Upside of Inequality  by Edward Conard
Genre: Political
Reviewed by Mary: A
“Like a Train Wreck – it’s awful, but you can’t look away”
A Passion for Leadership  by Robert M. Gates
Genre: History/Political
Reviewed by Mary: A
Drop the Ball  by Tiffany Dufu
Genre: How-To/Non-Fiction
Reviewed by Mary: B+
She Persisted  by Chelsea Clinton
Genre: Children’s
Reviewed by Ramona: A+
Commonwealth  by Ann Patchett
Genre: Fiction
Reviewed by Ramona: A+
Little Bee  by Chris Cleave
Genre: Fiction
Reviewed by Ramona: A+
Catch 22  by Joseph Heller
Genre: Fiction
Reviewed by Ramona: In Progress
“It’s Funny Now…”