Between graduating college as an English major and starting my current MFA program, I belonged to three different book clubs. At times, these felt like my saviors. People who all read the same book and want to talk about it! So much like English Lit classes! Heaven! As I became more and more invested in YA, they were also anchors that helped me keep up with adult fiction at least a little bit. I’m not in a book club now, but if I was here are some books I’d suggest. Some I’ve wanted to read for a long time and would love a book club to force me to read, and others I just think would spark good conversation. Let me know your thoughts on my picks in the comments!
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18 thoughts on “Top Ten Books I’d Love to Read With a Book Club”
I haven’t read any of these books, though Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil is on my list, as is East of Eden.
The Secret History is a great choice! I haven’t read it yet, but it would be perfect for a book club. I’m a current English Education major in college and I totally know what you mean about lit classes being heaven!
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Enjoy your lit classes while you can! Loved your list!
I keep seeing Not That Kind of Girl around. I’m very intrigued now! 🙂 I may just have to check it out! Great picks.
Donna Tartt’s The Secret History was absolutely amazing and I hope that you get to read it soon!
Great list 🙂
That’s one that has been on my to read list forever.
Great list! I love The Penelopiad. 🙂 I imagine there’d definitely be plenty to discuss with books like The Bluest Eye and East of Eden.
I saw The Penelopiad in a bookstore a few months ago and was like: I HAVE TO READ THIS. It looks so interesting.
I checked out Not That Kind of Girl last week. I haven’t read it yet but I definitely think it’d spark some good conversation. I’m looking forward to reading it.
I just checked that one out to, but haven’t gotten to it yet. It seems like lots of people are talking about it, so I’m sure there is something there.
Penelopiad is a great book and I also wished I could have discussed it in a group. East of Eden’s another thought-provoking one, and best of all, the book club could swoon over James Dean in the movie afterward!
I’m excited you like the Penelopiad. It looks so unique and intriguing to me.
Great list! I read The Bluest Eye. Would love to read White Teeth.
Definitely need to read The Bluest Eye soon. Morrison is such a powerful writer.
Loved The Secret History and would love to have read it with a book club. For those of you who also loved it, try Special Topics in Calamity Physics by Marisha Pessl.
Yes! Special Topics in Calamity Physics is SO GOOD. Everyone should take note! And I should get on reading The Secret History ASAP!