Top Ten Tuesday: Books I’d Love to Read With My Book Club

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week is the Top Ten Ten Books I’d Love to Read With My Book Club/If I Had A Book Club (or you could pick a specific kind of book club — like if you had a YA book club or an adult book club or a science fiction book club etc.).

So I’ve been a part of a book club for just over a year now, and while I enjoy it, I also hate it because we tend to read such horrible books. In fact the only two books we even discussed beyond simply saying “liked it” or “hated it” were the two I picked out. Those books were Half of a Yellow Sun and The Book Thief. Otherwise, we don’t even bother discussing the books we read, we basically just chat for an hour about random things. I really want us to read better books and actually discuss them as well. So here are a few books I would love them to read, in no particular order.

  1. Americanah and Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche. They enjoyed Half of a Yellow Sun, so I think they would like this one as well.
  2. Ghost Planet by Sharon Lynn Fisher. I know they have all claimed to not like SciFi, but I think they might like this one.
  3. The All-Girl’s Filling Stations Last Reunion by Fannie Flagg. Granted I haven’t read this one myself, but I think it would be good.
  4. Murder, She Wrote by Jessica Fletcher. This series is huge, but the books can be read in any order. Plus I know they all like murder mysteries, so these would be a safe bet. Plus they are very quick reads.
  5. The Boleyn King by Laura Andersen. I actually recommended this one to them not long ago and they all seemed interested in it, so I hope we read it.
  6. Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor. Okay they are not at all YA readers, hell their mostly a bunch of retirees (I’m the youngest member by easily 20 years), but there’s nothing wrong with widening ones reading to new genres, and they might like this one, who knows.
  7. The Last Savanna by Mike Bond. I think a few of them would enjoy this book.
  8. The Troop by Nick Cutter. Okay so this book I absolutely hated, but I think it would be funny to make them read it.
  9. The Dragons of Jupiter by Jacob Holo. Another SciFi book but they might appreciate it.
  10. The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle. Because I told them all about getting to meet the author and they seemed kind of interested in it after that.

So there they are, the books I would like my book club to read.

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