If you could make one recommendation for a book club, what would it be?If you could make one recommendation for a book club, what would it be? Carolyn #questionnaire
My bookclub meets at the library on Saturday morning 10:30. No matter the weather you can get out on Saturday and afterwards some of us go to lunch. No food to prepare, no house to clean.
Be open minded! We’ve done one whole rotation in our group of 14 people and every 6 weeks we have a new book hostess (it’s part of my mommy group), so we’ve read some books I would have never picked! We finished The Book Thief a couple of months ago and now reading 50 Shades. So very different.
Destiny of the Republic
I really really liked this one!
Read the book. Yes, even the ones you think you won’t like. Your opinions on why you didn’t like it–poor editing, flat characters, etc– are valuable also.
Chose to make it a priority, and be ok with life getting in the way on occasion. (We are 25 years strong).
In The Woods by Tana French.
Decide whether the focus is social or book discussion focused. Don’t let it be all about the food, unless that’s what you all want. People have to actually read the book and be prepared to discuss if it’s that kind of a group. (That’s the kind I like.) Never put a baby on the table b/c then there is zero discussion. Save the baby admiring for later. Be kind in responses. ? Sorry. That’s way more than one recommendation!
Call the Midwife series (3 books) audio book was amazing!!!! I still think of those stories. I read/listened to years ago.
I wont watch the show.
A PBS favorite. Don’t miss out, Try it, you’ll like it. I guarantee.
I tried to watch the show. I kept peeking through my fingers every once in awhile to see if I could take it. Nope! Couldn’t even finish episode one.
I just loved the books so much! I know the shows wont compare
Lol, I thought you meant recommendation for book for book club lol
The Poet X
A book in a category would be my suggestion as there are too many great books to select just one. I do think Americanah is a good choice and can promote discussion which is my book club goal
I’d recommend meeting in a bar. Seems like something you could grow real fast if you get a community pillar involved. Book wise I’d say Dune trilogy, just cuz it’s awesome.
The trilogy is amazing. You have to read all of them.
@Tamzin it’s a quartet now.
Thanks for updating me. I didn’t know about all four!
Just Mercy, The Sun Does Shine, The Hate U Give, The New Jim Crow, Stamped From the Beginning, The Color of Water: discussing any one of those would help the nation move forward in mutual understanding.
I loved that book. I always describe it to people as..it is a slow book cause it is written so good and in a time when the world moved slowly and the author wrote it so you could savoir the moment and time period.
@Justine it seems so few people have read it.
I work at Barnes & Noble and it was one of the books on the
“Discover New Writer’s Bay”.. I loved recommending it but it had little to no publicity.
I’m generally not a slow book girl but wow that book really hit some notes with me!!
All the Light We Cannot See
the daughters of the dragon
East of Eden
The Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet.
Rich dad and poor dad
Free will devils greatest gift
A Gentleman in Moscow
The Hate U Give
The Sunlight Pilgrims by Jenni Fagan.
A thousand splendid suns
Survivor by Chuck Palahniuk…….?
@Stacia Check out some of these titles!
I saw this. Sweet! Grateful.
G. Orwell – 1984
One of our faves was A Prayer for Owen Meany, John Irving.
Did you read Cidar House Rules?
@Justine yes, liked that, as well.
The tilted world.
Before We Were Yours
And then have a ‘scheduled’ book discussion about it. Think it would bring us together.
Before I Let You Go by Kelly Rimmer.
Jean m auel the earth children series
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. It’s beautiful, heartbreaking, funny, and well written. It addresses a number of topics, you’d never have trouble talking about it for hours.
The Warmth of Other Suns
How to Stop Time by Matt Haig.
A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
The Golden Gate by Vikram Seth. So unusual and definitely worth a read with or without book club.
Fair and Tender Ladies by Lee Smith.
Dubrovsky by Alexander Pushkin