10 Terrific Book Club Books to Get Your Book Club Talking | Book RiotSure, they foster friendships and a certain amount of wine consumption. But book clubs also increase our compassion, strengthen our connection to the world around us, and maybe even keep us in shape. Join us as we explore a fellowship that can be profound beyond words. There was the one where I hated all the books, the one where I loved the books but hated that nobody actually talked about them, the one where I showed up late to my first meeting and received passive-aggressive emails from its president forever after. And then I found the Loose Women. I knew none of the other 20 or so women, but soon realized they took books seriously. Loose Women swap paperbacks over lunch, go en masse to readings, and meet monthly without fail.
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Related: How to Start a Book Club in The Last Resort by Marissa Stapley. Two struggling marriages will be put to the ultimate test in The Last Resort. This pick will be right up your alley. Cara Hargraves would much rather focus on the past than her own future, so when she finds a diary from World War II while clearing out an estate, she takes up immediate interest. You, Me, and the Sea by Meg Donohue.
I have been a part of one or more book clubs for over 20 years, and I have learned a few things about what makes a book club successful and how to get your book club talking. I have two cardinal rules in selecting the best book club books: choose mostly books available in paperback and pick books that will foster great discussion. While you occasionally want to read the hot new bestseller with your book club, the truth is that a lot people just cannot afford to buy new hardbacks all the time. I have found that participation is better when you choose books that are more affordable in paperback, can be borrowed from the library, or can be purchased used. The following list includes ten tried-and-true book club picks. These are novels that have inspired some of the most thought-provoking discussions in my own book clubs over the years, and these book club books are all available in paperback or at your local library.
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This article contains affiliate links. Products are tested and reviewed independently of commercial initiatives. Find out more here. We all love a good book club, that chance to meet up with friends, have a glass of wine or two and swap opinions. As the story progresses, the affluent community becomes increasingly divided both over the case and what makes a good mother. This will have readers asking questions about desire, control and how much likeability drives sympathy in fiction. It centres around golden boy Toby, who starts to question the family history he has always taken for granted following a brutal attack.