Top Ten Books I Think Would Make Great Book Club Picks
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I’ve never actually been in a book club before, so this is going to be me taking a wild stab at this list… And this is going to be me assuming that the book club members are somewhere around my age, or at least have the same general interests as me… Also, I’m only including stand-alone books because I don’t think a book club should start a series for its members (especially if they don’t plan on reading all of its books).
10. A Separate Peace by John Knowles
There are so many layers to this book! It’s one of the few books I remember enjoying having to read for class, and the first time I was taught to look beyond the story and into the themes.
9. 1984 by George Orwell
As much as I HATE this book (I have never come so close to giving up on a book and I actually threw it across the room at the end), it is great for discussion. Especially in today’s society where the idea that Big Brother is watching isn’t all that far-fetched.
8. The Giver by Lois Lowry
Okay, so officially this book has a sequel, but I haven’t read it so I’m not counting it as having a sequel. The ending would be a great discussion point for a book club, plus the actions of the town itself would make for fun discussion.
7. The Fault in our Stars by John Green
So, I haven’t actually read this book yet (I know, I know, bad nerdfighter), but I suspect the themes it contains would be great for discussion.
6. The Bermudez Triangle by Maureen Johnson
Sexuality is always a good topic, right?
5. Stolen by Lucy Christopher
This book is just going to go on all of the lists, okay. Seriously though, a book club could have a field day with this book as I’m sure there would be a variety of conflicting opinions on the ending.
4. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
The themes in this book would be a great point of discussion, plus people could argue over what they think happened to the Handmaid.
3. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Who doesn’t enjoy reading this book? Plus, you could totally have a couple movie days afterwards in which you swoon over the multiple incarnations of Darcy.
2. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
1. The Help by Kathryn Stockett
We all know this is in all the book clubs anyway.