January 31, 2012

Top Ten Books I Think Would Make Great Book Club Picks

This weeks top ten, hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, is books I think would make great book club picks.  I went with the premise of a book club of readers new to the joys and passion of reading and looking for recommendations to help them appreciate the world of books. Any world ....any period of time ...be it real or make believe can be found by merely immersing yourself in a book.

  1. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins - A perfect example of why YA Lit can be enjoyed by even an adult reader.
  2. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini - The most emotionally powerful book I have read in years. 
  3. Still Alice by Lisa Genova - A book that makes you ask the question "What if that was me?"
  4. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte - A classic that is accessible and shocked me at how it could be a bit of a page turner!
  5. A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin - Fantasy you say ...look no further then this series ....unless you are up for The Lord of the Rings!
  6. Water For Elephants by Sarah Gruen - Immerses you in it's circus setting and makes you cheer on an elephant!
  7. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller - Not an easy read but so worth the time spent.
  8. Mystic River by Dennis Lehane - Everything a mystery should be ...and the movie adaptation is spot on.
  9. Gone with Wind by Margaret Mitchell - A must read classic for anyone! That fact that it took me years to brave reading it is beside the point!
  10. The Help by Kathryn Stockett - Yes, we have all read read it ...so my imaginary new readers need to join that "read it" club.


  1. You have so many good choices and some I had on my list as well! I want to read Mystic River I hear it is great and the book club at my library actually read it a few months ago! Here is my Top Ten

  2. The Kite Runner is a great addition to this list. I had not thought of that. I still have to read Water for Elephants and The Book Thief. Great list.

    -FABR Steph@FiveAlarmBookReviews
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