What Book Would You Recommend For Your Book Club?

“A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted.” (William Styron)

Last week I posed the question: What book would you recommend for your book club?”  I received such a wide variety of suggestions. Thank you to everyone who submitted a title! Many of us might find it a daunting task to choose a title for book club.  Finding the perfect book the group will enjoy and hoping it will generate a worthwhile discussion are two items which come to mind.  Choosing a book which meets these qualifications can be worrisome.  Anyone get nervous when it’s your turn to select the ideal choice?!  Many people rely on book reviews, websites for book clubs, or asking members from other clubs for help in their selection. Below are the titles I collected from various people.  Many are books which clubs are reading now or will be in the near future. One of the following may be just the superb title you were searching for. I love this diverse group of books!

After the Falls 
After the Falls
by Catherine Gildner

Anthropology of an American Girl 
Anthropology of an American Girl
by Hilary Thayer Hamann

The Art of Racing in the Rain 
The Art of Racing in the Rain
by Garth Stein

The Ash Garden 
The Ash Garden
by Dennis Bock

Beatrice and Virgil 
Beatrice and Virgil
by Yann Martel

The Birth of Venus 
Birth of Venus
by Sarah Dunant

Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang 
Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang
by Chelsea Handler

The Children's Blizzard

The Children’s Blizzard by David Laskin

Dakota: A Spiritual Geography

Dakota: A Spiritual Geography by Kathleen Norris

Deception Point 
Deception Point
by Dan Brown

Diamond Ruby: A Novel

Diamond Ruby by Joe Wallace

Every Last One

Every Last One by Anna Quindlen

The Fountainhead

The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium, #1)

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

The Girl Who Played with Fire (Millennium, #2) 
The Girl Who Played With Fire
by Stieg Larsson

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets Nest (Millennium, #3) 
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest
by Stieg Larsson

The Glass Castle 
The Glass Castle
by Jeannette Walls

The Handbook for Lightning Strike Survivors: A Novel

The Handbook for Lightning Strike Survivors by Michele Young-Stone

The History of Love

History of Love by Nichole Krauss

The Jade Peony

The Jade Peony by Wayson Choy

Just Like Us: The True Story of Four Mexican Girls Coming of Age in America

Just Like Us by Helen Thorpe

Late Nights on Air

 Late Nights on Air by Elizabeth Hay

Little Bee

Little Bee by Chris Cleave

The Mistress Of Nothing 
The Mistress of Nothing
by Kate Pullinger

The Murderer's Daughters 
The Murderer’s Daughters
by Randy Susan Meyers

Out Stealing Horses

Out Stealing Horses by Per Petterson

Radium Halos: A Novel about the Radium Dial Painters

Radium Halos by Shelley Stout

Sacred Hearts

Sacred Hearts by Sarah Dunant

Saving Ceecee Honeycutt

Saving CeeCee Honeycutt by Beth Hoffman

Shanghai Girls

Shanghai Girls by Lisa See

Sweetness in the Belly

Sweetness in the Belly by Camilla Gibb

These Is My Words 
These Is My Words
by Nancy Turner

Three Day Road 
Three Day Road
by Joseph Boyden

Too Close to the Falls

Too Close to the Falls by Catherine Gildner

A Town Like Alice

A Town Like Alice by Nevil Shute

WHITE SEED: The Untold Story of the Lost Colony of Roanoke 
White Seed:The Untold Story of the Lost Colony of Roanoke
 by Paul Clayton

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2 responses to “What Book Would You Recommend For Your Book Club?

  1. Jennifer

    Just finished “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo”; can’t wait to read the others! wow!

    • Hi Jennifer!
      Glad you like the first book! The Girl Who Played With Fire is awesome as well as the last in the trilogy, The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest.
      Happy Reading!
      Kathy

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