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Popular Book Club BooksI 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. Roger, a seemingly bland divorced middle-aged guy, and Bethany, a cynical goth girl in her early 20s, are both stocking office supplies in the fluorescent, soul-crushing aisles of Staples.
10 Terrific Books to Get Your Book Club Talking
This 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!
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?
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Happy , book nerds! What will get people talking? How do I keep things fresh? Are we stuck inside one genre or style? What they share in common, however, is their ability to generate robust discussion, or at least a great reason to gather round with some wine and talk about a book. Add to Bag.
I tend to think all book club selections should be on the short side to accommodate a variety of reading schedules for book club members. But, the books on this list are especially short…around pages or less. The ending is heart-wrenching and brilliant. Full Review. It is NOT either of those things.
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!