Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Book Club Picks

So I'm kind of obsessed with Goodreads. As nerdy as it may sound, I have been having so much fun finding new books to add to my Want to read list and rating books I've already read. I just finished The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty. Find me on Goodreads to see what I thought...

As I've been thinking back on some of my favorite books, I started thinking about the books I have most loved discussing with others. So I came up with a list of the books I would recommend to book clubs looking for a new book to read. The books I picked are not necessarily the best books I have ever read, but they are worth reading and are great books to discuss for the content and the twists and turns that lie within. 
Book club picks

What books would you add to this list? My book club needs a new book for March!

12 comments:

Katie said...

This is so ironic, because last night when I was looking for books to choose from for our book club this month, I finally registered on GoodReads and was totally stalking your feed!! Also, we just read The Husband's Secret for our book club that meets this Friday. What did you think of it? I didn't love her writing style (she was a bit wordy for me!), but I was hooked on seeing how it all ended up!

Some of my favorite books to chat about are The Light Between Oceans, The Fault in Our Stars, The Shadow of the Wind, The Rosie Project. That's all that comes to mind right now :)

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

Oh goodness, the Giver is a great one for discussion! I remember the first time I read it in high school my mind was kind of blown, haha!

Anne said...

I agree - books good for book club need to have a certain something that makes them really good for discussion. State of Wonder was one of the best discussions my group had because it's a great story but it also deals with a lot of interesting issues...

The Giver is a good one to go back to in light of all the new dystopian series.

Also, the title of The Husband's Secret turned me off a bit (makes me think of a romance-category novel, maybe), but I've heard from a couple people it's good, so I think I'd better give it a shot!

Mimsie said...

The Book Thief

Lexilooo said...

Oh I love Kate Morton's books! Have you read any of her others? They're all excellent!

Shelley – Little Midwest Ramblings said...

the night circus is one of my favorite books! and i have the husband's secret on my to-read list, i'll have to check out goodreads and see what you thought of it!

Carrie said...

I second the The Book Thief. I have been on Goodreads forever, just sent you a friend request :)

adesertgirl said...

The Husband's Secret is my Audible pick of the moment - I almost look forward to working out because that's the only time I am allowed to listen! I'm only a couple of chapters in, but I like it so far.

I love The Glass Castle. That's a great book club book. My Junior League book club also read Half Broke Horses by the same author and it was good. We had a long and heated discussion about Gone Girl as well. We just read The Devil in the White City by Eric (Erik?) Lawson (Larson?) and it was pretty good. Kind of difficult to keep some people's interest as it's not a fiction-fun-read kind of book.

I love hearing about books that people recommend so I really enjoyed this post!

-Amy

Jenna Griffin said...

I've actually never read any of these, but many of them have been on my suuuuper long list of books to read one day.The Snow Flower and the Secret Fan sounds pretty interesting! Never heard of that one!

Amanda Hooper said...

The Book Thief! My book club read it recently, and we loved it. I'm waiting for it to be released on blu-ray so I can finally see the film!

Becca Moss said...

I read The Husband's Secret earlier this year and really enjoyed it! Did you like the ending though? Tess' decision kind of confused me, I don't think I could have made that choice. Just added you on Goodreads - love that app! :)

The Lady Okie said...

Have you read Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald? I can't remember if we've talked about that one. It was good! Goodreads is the best. Totally not nerdy! :)