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Your Next Great Read: Recommendations from the Squidoo Book Club

8435321969_8c5a154a0a_zLast month we asked the members of the Squidoo Book Club to share a review based on the last book they read.

Here’s 10 of the lenses that were sent to us.

Take a look. Who knows? Someone’s last book might just be your next great read.

I know I spotted a couple that sparked my interest.  What do you say?  Are you interested in reading any of the following?  Share your thoughts in the comments.

The American Revolutionary Version

1. The American Revolutionary Version

History is one of my favorite subjects, American history in particular. It was my good fortune to be born in Massachusetts, smack in the middle of our country’s birthplace. I’m especially fond of good historical fiction. In my book no one brings…

A Story of Spiritual Abuse and Recovery

2. A Story of Spiritual Abuse and Recovery

Elizabeth Esther tells a compelling story of spiritual abuse and recovery. As a granddaughter of George Geftakys, Elizabeth grew up in an authoritarian fundamentalist group called The Assembly. She was whipped, shamed, and told to ask no questions- only to…

The Phonics Guide

3. The Phonics Guide

I used to be a literacy volunteer tutor for adults, for six plus years. At some point, I got the idea to make it a business. I thought that not everyone would necessarily want to come forward to Literacy Volunteers, and that there would also be people who…

Biography Review: The Invention of Wings

4. Biography Review: The Invention of Wings

‘The Invention of Wings’ by Sue Monk Kidd is a compelling, shocking and moving work of historical fiction based on the real life story of Sarah Grimke and her sister, Nina Grimke, two out- spoken abolitionists and women’s rights activists wh…

A Story of Female Genital Mutilation - Biting the Stick

5. A Story of Female Genital Mutilation – Biting the Stick

Biting the stick tackles the very real but difficult subject of ‘Female Genital Mutilation’ (FGM). A practice that has spread from the cultural societies of the Middle East, Asia and Africa across the western world including the USA and European…

Fancy Nancy: Tea for Two - The Perfect Book for Little Girls with Big Personalities

6. Fancy Nancy: Tea for Two – The Perfect Book for Little Girls with Big Personalities

My nearly 10- year- old daughter has outgrown her Fancy Nancy book collection, but these books including Tea for Two still set on the shelves of her playroom bookcase. Why have I held onto these books? Well, these books were one of the very first books tha…

Rise of the Machines - Human Authors in a Digital World

7. Rise of the Machines – Human Authors in a Digital World

The Digital Revolution – A Plus for Authors? Publishing has changed drastically in the last ten years. With the advent of e- publishing, and especially of Amazon’s total embrace of Kindles and Kindle publishing, authors have definite and distinct ways…

InterWorld: A Creative Sci-Fi YA Novel

8. InterWorld: A Creative Sci-Fi YA Novel

I don’t read as much as I used to. I mean, I used to read all the time before college. I used to sit down and read a book made of paper and ink, but I don’t have much time for it anymore. I used to be able to pick out stories from the library and…

Polygamy Exposed Via Memoirs of Former Wives

9. Polygamy Exposed Via Memoirs of Former Wives

Fifty Years in Polygamy is a memoir that opens the door to understanding the Allred family of polygamists. The author, Kristyn Decker, a seventh- generation polygamist, was born with another name: Sophia Allred. Her father was the Mormon ‘prophet…

Chick Days

10. Chick Days

A Chick Named Carla After you read Chick Days, there is a 98. 751 chance you will be unable to resist raising your own backyard chickens. Be prepared for a run to the nearest feed store for a chick, or six, of your own. Been there, done that. I am now a re…

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Robin Svedi aka rms is a Community Organizer and member of the Creative Team at Squidoo.com where her daily mission is to help lensmasters build better and more successful lenses about the things they know and love.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/RenaissanceWoman2010 RenaissanceWoman2010

    All of us chicks are happy to have made the list. Looking forward to checking out the other great reads. Thanks!

    • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/rms rms

      You’re welcome.

  • ChocolateLily

    I’m so happy that my InterWorld lens is on the list! Have to check out the others. :)

    • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/rms rms

      :) We’re happy you shared it.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/biorra2 biorra2

    I need to start reading again :)

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/partybuzz partybuzz

    I have to say, that’s an interesting assortment of books. :)

    • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/rms rms

      Isn’t it? I love getting such varied quest results.

    • ChocolateLily

      That’s what I thought.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/DeniseMcGill DeniseMcGill

    Looks like a great list. I can’t wait to check them out.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/LindaJM LindaJM

    Thanks for including my review about the polygamy book. It looks like there are several good memoirs on this list.

    • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/rms rms

      Thanks for creating the review.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/Bibitdurianbawor Bibitdurianbawor

    tank’s for your information. nice..

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/Tracy1973 Tracy1973

    Congratulations to all the winners!! There are some really cool books here!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/Deborah-Diane Deborah-Diane

    Thank you for including my review of “The Invention of Wings” in this list. I really appreciate it!

    • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/rms rms

      Thanks for sharing your review with us.

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