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Welcome to the blog for SdelleS. To learn more about our book club check out my first blog entry or read about our members. Or check out our ReadingGroupGuides.com interview here! Using the links to the right, you can browse the books we've read and rated or visit some of my favorite sites for book clubs on the web. How about some questions to consider as you read a book? This site is meant to provide a wealth of information for all readers so I hope you enjoy your visit! Please post a comment or contact me with any questions or thoughts. :)

Thursday, August 20

Mid-Year Ratings Update

I haven't been posting our group's rating of the books we've read, simply because I've been behind in compiling them. So here is a list of everything we've read so far this year, how many people read it, and our average rating.*
  1. Interpreter of Maladies, by Jhumpa Lahiri
    11 readers - ratings = 9.5x1, 9x4, 8x4, 7x2
    average = 8.3

  2. Change of Heart, by Jodi Picoult
    12 readers - ratings = 8x1, 7x3, 6.5x1, 6x1, 5.5x1, 4x1, 3x1, 2x2, 0x1
    average = 4.8

  3. The Bean Trees, by Barbara Kingsolver
    7 readers - ratings = 8x1, 7x1, 6x4, 5x1
    average = 6.3

  4. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, by Junot Diaz
    7 readers - ratings = 8.5x1, 7x2, 6.5x1, 6x1, 5x2
    average = 6.4

  5. Queen of the Road, by Doreen Orion
    11 readers- ratings = 7x2, 6x2, 5x3, 4x2, 3x1, 2x1
    average = 4.9

  6. Little Bee, by Chris Cleave
    10 readers - ratings = 9x5, 8.5x1, 8x3, 7x1
    average = 8.5

  7. The Art of Racing in the Rain, by Garth Stein
    10 readers - ratings = 10x2, 9x2, 8x3, 7.5x1, 7x1, 6x1
    average = 8.3

I'm working on a recap of our most recent meeting - hopefully it will be up soon.

* FYI, we rate on a scale of 1-10, with 10 being the highest score possible.


Sherry said...

This is terrific!

I just started reading "Little Bee"...looks like it was a hit w/your group.


Heather J. @ TLC Book Tours said...

Yes, most of us really loved it. I thought the writing was gorgeous despite the difficult content. If you'd like to read my review (spoiler free!) you can find it here: http://age30books.blogspot.com/2009/05/little-bee.html