Book Club RecommendationsThis book club recommendations list contains old and new books of various genres that I think have wide appeal and provide compelling discussion topics for your book club. Each character has a very different outlook on faith…making it easy to find at least one person to identify with. And, they all struggle with what exactly they believe for various reasons and they all evolve throughout the book. Full Review. My Thoughts: A 5 star novel for me! My Thoughts: The subject matter is horrifying, especially since the crux of the story is based on real life, but Colson Whitehead writes about it in simple, yet hauntingly beautiful language. The ending is heart-wrenching and brilliant.
Book Club Recommendations
Selecting a book club book can seem as harrowing as the plot of a page-turner. Should you opt for the true story of a valiant trek across the Pacific Northwest, or the underrated, lesser-known classic? Should you ignore your page limit for the sake of discussing The Goldfinch? Should you cancel your book club altogether? Lest your wine-soaked discourse on what to read eclipse a more engaging conversation about books and life in general, consider these 12 fool-proof book club picks:. Her first book follows a single father and his ailing daughter Tabitha, as he attempts to cure her of yellow fever by taking her to sea. Embellished with flashbacks from the time before Tab's mother died in childbirth, this story is both painstakingly accurate to its era and pleasantly relatable to a contemporary audience.
The Waterstones Book Club brings together the very best of new paperback releases. All eight Book Club titles have been carefully selected by our expert booksellers to create a list that comprises the most exceptional, enjoyable new reads. Brimming with originality and inventiveness, our Book Club will endlessly surprise and entertain. Take a look these eight unmissable books :. Peggy lives comfortably, in London, with her concert Pianist mother and her rugged, survivalist father. One day, with her mother away, her father sweeps eight-year-old Peggy off to a remote hut, somewhere in Europe, telling her, initially, it is a holiday. As the days go by in this dilapidated cabin, this uneasy scenario becomes terrifying — after a storm, her father tells her the world has ended.
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Happy , book nerds! What will get people talking?, Of the many books that have engaged me this year, three stand out: James shows in a brutally honest memoir how someone can be saved, and The Year of the Runaways by Sunjeev Sahota Picador depicts a life that many of us choose to ignore.
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.
I feel that there aren't very many books out there right now that deal with this subject matter. She had no memory of her illness and used her investigative journalism skills to discover exactly what had happened to her. Suggested by amandac4fd92b Suggested by rosiea45fa0ad The combination of historical fiction, with a touch of fantasy, feminism, and Nazis made it one I couldn't put down, and couldn't wait to talk about!