Today’s Top Ten Tuesday is a pick your own from a past top ten Tuesday so I decided that since I lead a book club and have been a part of book clubs I would choose the Top Ten Book Club Recommendations.
The qualifications for a good book club book is one that fits with the style of the club and has plenty of points to discuss. There have been a few times at a book club meeting where we were just dumbstruck about trying to talk about the book. So here are my ten books that I would recommend to for a book club.
1. I Shall Be Near to You: The book is a charming historical fiction with many talking points, from our main character heading out to the war dressed as a man to the well developed characters she encounters in her adventures.
2. Longbourn: This take on the classic gives loads of comparing and contrasting talking points.
3. The Last Chinese Chef: So many emotions in this book. So much culture clashing. My book club had a wonderful discussion over this book.
4. Beautiful Ruins: Again historical back drop, well developed characters and beautiful story. Great for sitting around a table with a bottle of wine.
5. Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking: If your book club is anything like my book club where we make recipes based on the books we read. This is a great book for you. A intriguing culture with great people to propel the story forward. The book even has an index of recipes in the back.
6. Ocean at the End of Lane: I have had many a great discussion with a friend over this book. Now if only I can get those friends in the same room to discuss said book….
7. The Forgotten Garden: Such a complex story with complicated characters which is a great spring board for discussions.
8. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society: there are so many talking points available in this book. Too many for me to list here.
9. A Visit from the Goon Squad: This intricate story line with a twisty and turny plot most certainly calls for a discussion session that requires chocolate and wine.
10. State of Wonder: Such a lovely story. A journey to an exotic location and a mystery makes for a very worthwhile discussion.
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