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Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

May 27, 2016 | by Lisa | book club party ideas

The year is 1945. Claire Randall, a former combat nurse, is back from the war and reunited with her husband on a second honeymoon — when she walks through a standing stone in one of the ancient stone circles that dot the British Isles. Suddenly she is a Sassenach — an “outlander” — in a Scotland torn by war and raiding Highland clans in the year of Our Lord … 1743.

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Angelology by Danielle Trussoni

May 5, 2016 | by Annie | book club party ideas

Sister Evangeline was just a girl when her father entrusted her to the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration in upstate New York. Now, at twenty-three, her discovery of a 1943 letter from the famous philanthropist Abigail Rockefeller to the late mother superior of Saint Rose Convent plunges Evangeline into a secret history that stretches back a thousand years: an ancient conflict between the Society of Angelologists and the monstrously beautiful descendants of angels and humans, the Nephilim.

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The Magicians by Lev Grossman

April 5, 2016 | by Annie | book club party ideas

Quentin Coldwater, a well-to-do high school senior, goes to a college interview where his interviewer turns up dead. As the the body is being removed, Quentin is offered an envelope with his name written on it by one of the paramedics . This envelope leads Quentin to a secret academy of magic and to a world that Quentin has long fantasized about.

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The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

January 24, 2016 | by Lisa | book club party ideas

The Night Circus is the tale of two young magicians, Marco and Celia, who are bound to a game in which neither has chosen to participate and in which neither fully understands the rules.

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The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

January 1, 2016 | by Lori | book club party ideas

Time traveler's wife book cover

The Time Traveler’s Wife is a classic love story. Clare and Henry are separated by time but bound by love. In an instant Henry, a librarian, is transported through time leaving Clare anxiously waiting and wondering when and where she will see him again.

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The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

November 15, 2010 | by Lisa | book club party ideas

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho is about listening to your heart and believing in your dreams. This fable tells the story of an Andalucian shepherd named Santiago who travels to Morocco and then to the pyramids of Egypt to find his treasure. Along the way he learns many life lessons that you will find brings inspiration to your own life.

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Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

October 10, 2010 | by Annie | book club party ideas

Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro is about the bond between three friends, Kathy, Tommy, and Ruth, students at an isolated English boarding school, as they try to make sense and come to terms with their shared destiny. The novel is told through the reminisces of the now 31-year old Kathy.

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The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins

September 27, 2010 | by Marilyn | book club party ideas

“The result was Panem, a shining Capitol ringed by thirteen districts, which brought peace and prosperity to its citizens. Then came the Dark Days, the uprising of the districts against the Captiol. Twelve were defeated, the thirteenth obliterated. The Treaty of Treason gave us the new laws to guarantee peace and, as our yearly reminder that the Dark Days must never be repeated, it gave us the Hunger Games”.

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