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    I just finished A Stolen Life by Jaycee Dugard. (Jaycee was the 11 year old abducted and held captive for 18 years) A quick read but, once you get through the horror of it all it's a story of strength and hope. I skimmed parts of it because they were too graphic. It's hard to get my head around the utter depravity of the couple that abducted her.
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    I have thought about reading Jacee Dugard's book because I have heard many say it is story of survival and hope. I just don't think I could do it - since having kids I just can't read stories like that. I am so in awe of her that she didn't let it destroy her.

    Question for those of you who have read Gone Girl - the more I read it, the more I'm struck that it kind of has a Wuthering Heights feel. Anyone else feel the same?
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    If you haven't read Monuments Men, Gut, I'd HIGHLY recommend that one! The book rep who gave it to me said it was his favorite title of the year and it was a favorite with my book club as well. Really wonderful.
    I started reading this one last night. It is so different from anything I have ever read - but I am finding it really fascinating and enjoyable. #2 on my "read the books before the movie comes out" list. Gone Girl was definitely a good read, but I feel like it is wrong to say I enjoyed it. Anyone who has read it will definitely know what I mean.

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    I started (and finished) The Selection over the weekend. It's just some light summer reading; but, I couldn't put it down. It's about a post-World War 4 "America". I was going to give a serious review ; but, really it's the Bachelor in this world. I have the second in the series, The Elite, to start (which is really the final 6 in Bachelor terms).

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    Read Dust, the final installment of Hugh Howey's Silo trilogy. I found the first few chapters dull, but the second half of the book really gripped me. A nice ending to the series (or is it the end?).

    Currently about half way through NOS4A2 by Joe Hill. Awesome, as expected.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KatesMom View Post
    I started reading this one last night. It is so different from anything I have ever read - but I am finding it really fascinating and enjoyable. #2 on my "read the books before the movie comes out" list. Gone Girl was definitely a good read, but I feel like it is wrong to say I enjoyed it. Anyone who has read it will definitely know what I mean.
    I just started Monuments Men as well - thought it would be a hard slog since I know absolutely nothing about art but I love it. It reads like WWII fiction, Herman Wouk-type stuff, which I've always enjoyed.

    I didn't really notice who the cast for the movie was when I posted that list upthread, but by chapter 7 I was thinking George Clooney would be perfect as Stout.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AJane View Post
    I just started Monuments Men as well - thought it would be a hard slog since I know absolutely nothing about art but I love it. It reads like WWII fiction, Herman Wouk-type stuff, which I've always enjoyed.

    I didn't really notice who the cast for the movie was when I posted that list upthread, but by chapter 7 I was thinking George Clooney would be perfect as Stout.
    AJane, MM was one of my favorite books last year! We did it for my book club and everyone loved it. Robert Edsel wrote a sequel called Saving Italy. I have it, but haven't started it yet. I'm sure it's just as great as MM. My book club is already planning a field trip to see the movie when it comes out!
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    I read Divergent since I have a middle schooler. Interesting idea, but poor writing and follow through.

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    I finished Amity Gaige's Schroder over the weekend. WOW. It was one of those books I could not put down. Just beautifully written. I actually read the last paragraph several times AND then read it aloud to friends (something I rarely do, if ever).
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    I'm reading Wayward Pines by Blake Crouch. It's the sequel to The Pines. Pretty good so far, if a bit slow.
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