Top Ten Tuesday (3) Book Club Books

January 31, 2012 Meme, Top Ten Tuesday 14

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and Bookish.

This weeks topic: Top Ten Books I Think Would Make Great Book Club Picks

I belong to a book club and picking out a good book to discuss is tough work.   You want to pick out a good book, but you also need to pick out a book that has something worthwhile to discuss.   The first five books on my list are ones that I’ve read for my book club that have lead to good discussions.  I’ve put them in order of how good I thought the discussion was (best to worst).
Fingersmith    The Book Thief    Winter's Bone
Water for Elephants    Spooky Little Girl
1. Fingersmith by Sarah Waters.  This was probably the best book discussion our book club has ever had.  And this book has one of the biggest WTF moments in a book ever.
2.  The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak 
3. Winter’s Bone by Daniel Woodrell 
4. Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
5. Spooky Little Girl by Laurie Notaro 
These are books that I haven’t read for book club but I think would lead to a good discussion. 
The Help    Before I Fall    Jane Eyre
Looking for Alaska    The Art of Racing in the Rain
6. The Help by Kathryn Stockett
7. Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
8. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
9. Looking for Alaska by John Green
10. The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein
So many other books could have made this list!


14 Responses to “Top Ten Tuesday (3) Book Club Books”

  1. Lori

    I still need to read The Book Thief and Water For Elephants! I have them both, but I just haven’t got around to reading them. =/ I definitely agree with Before I Fall and Looking For Alaska! Great list.
    My Top Ten Tuesday

  2. FABR Steph

    This is the second time I have seen Water for Elephants. I have to get to my copy! Great list.

    -FABR Steph@FiveAlarmBookReviews
    My Top Ten…

  3. Amanda

    I’m glad the Book Thief brought up great discussions! I’m gonna recommend it for my online club. I loved it! Anything John Green I think would be a great pick too. His books are so great and thought provoking.

    Here’s my Top Ten

    • Kimberly @ On the Wings of Books

      Fingersmith was really good. It had all sorts of twists and some very devious characters. It was the longest book discussion we’ve ever had in my book club. And I’m not kidding about the WTF moment. You’re just reading along, thinking to yourself “I don’t know how there could be 300 more pages because it sounds like the book is nearing the end” and then BAM! And then your left just staring at your book thinking WTF?