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WHAT REMAINS OF ME by Alison Gaylin. I admit that the book sounded terrific based on the description, but I wasn't sure it would make for a great discussion. It ends up that we did actually discuss the book for some time... which isn't always the case with our group!
We met on a snowy Tuesday evening to discuss this book, and I was concerned that we wouldn't have a good turnout. It ends up that we had all ten show up and even one new member. Now we are eleven -- how exciting! Fortunately, my good friend suggested taking a photo because we never have everyone at a meeting.
It would thrill me to say that we all loved WHAT REMAINS OF ME; however, that wasn't exactly the case. I will share my thoughts later in a review, but I think I can speak for almost everyone when I say that the story itself was pretty good. There were lots of twists and turns and quite a few surprises. The issue most of us had was in the presentation. The book dragged in a few places, and the transitions between the present (which was 2010) and the past were confusing at times. In addition, it just seemed that everything was wrapped up a little too neatly -- all of the characters were accounted for; and the reader was left with virtually nothing to ponder.
THE OPPOSITE OF EVERYONE by Joshilyn Jackson. I am super excited to read this novel because I love Joshilyn Jackson, and all of the women seemed to think it would make a great book club pick!
Thanks to Harper Collins and Book Club Girl for making 2016 a great year for the Booking Mamas!