Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

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This is the monthly read for July at the Book Club Forum, so the review will be slightly different. Synopsis: Conceived by a shy British don on a golden afternoon to entertain ten-year-old Alice Liddell and her sisters, Alice‚Äôs Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass have delighted generations of readers in more than eighty […]

Incantation by Alice Hoffman

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Synopsis: Estrella deMadrigal thought she knew herself: daughter, granddaughter, sister, dearest friend, beloved. She is Star in the Night Sky, Truth in the Darkness. But truth is rare and precious in this cruel and unforgiving century in Spain, when Jews who refused conversion to Christianity risked everything – love, life, family, faith. Then: A startling […]

The Revenge of the Wedding Planner by Sharon Owens

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Synopsis: Mags and Julie are partners at Dream Weddings, catering for the over-the-top and sometimes downright bizarre requirements of Belfast’s brides and grooms to be. They rub along well but are as different as chalk and cheese. Mags is married to the love of her life, has four kids and a complicated extended family. Julie […]

The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner by Stephenie Meyer

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Synopsis: Fans of The Twilight Saga will be enthralled by this riveting story of Bree Tanner, a character first introduced in Eclipse, and the darker side of the newborn vampire world she inhabits. In another irresistible combination of danger, mystery, and romance, Stephenie Meyer tells the devastating story of Bree and the newborn army as […]

The Complete Polysyllabic Spree by Nick Hornby

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Synopsis: In his monthly accounts of what he’s read – along with what he may one day read – Nick Hornby brilliantly explores everything from the classic to the graphic novel, as well as poems, plays, sports books and other kinds of non-fiction. If he occasionally implores a biographer for brevity, or abandons a literary […]

The Diary of a Would-Be Princess by Jessica Green

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Waterstones Synopsis: Life’s no fun unless you’re pretty in pink! All Jillian wants is to be like the princess-y girls who rule her class. What she doesn’t want is to hang out with a load of dork boys. But it’s only when her plans go hilariously wrong, that things start turning unexpectedly right… This is […]