Popular Book Club BooksThis 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.
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Since , Oprah's Book Club has included meticulously selected books that often become bestsellers. The secret sauce? Each is chosen by Oprah herself. You'll never forget these enlightening stories —just ask Oprah. I ended up with my soul pierced. And it is all true!
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. 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.
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By Mackenzie Dawson. The husband-and-wife translating team were stunned by their sudden good luck — according to The New York Times, they had never heard of Oprah. More than 5 million Americans belong to their own book clubs, which have significant power to drive book sales. Book clubs choose what to read based on a mix of factors: popular authors, book awards and titles that have been or are about to be made into a movie. They also tap into that most elusive quality: word-of-mouth.
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.
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. Remedy that with another exemplary debut novel, this time from the editor-in-chief of io9.