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what books are good for a book club??

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Initial post: Sep 5, 2012 10:06:58 AM PDT
im looking for books to read for my book club any ideas...

Posted on Sep 5, 2012 4:22:31 PM PDT
Read It All says:
A good series is the Outlander series. The author is Diana Gabaldon. The first book is Outlander (20th Anniversary Edition): A Novel This is a series of seven books. All the books are awesome.

For other recommendations, just look at any of the threads around this one and there are many, many recs. Also, if you go to other forums there will be many recommendations. Just a couple are the Fiction Forum: and also the Romance Forum:

Hope this helps you find some books for your club. Good luck.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 6, 2012 7:12:36 AM PDT
MommaCat says:
I'm sorry if this is a silly question but are the people in the club into any specific genre? Or would it be fair to ask everyone to throw 2 or 3 names into a hat? That way it doesn't have to be up to you.

Posted on Sep 6, 2012 8:44:39 AM PDT
thank you mommacat sounds like a good idea..

Posted on Sep 6, 2012 9:53:42 AM PDT
WiredinFla says:
Not at all "silly," but a very thoughtful question! :)

Posted on Oct 5, 2012 9:43:38 PM PDT
tahoemary says:
My book group keeps our list on our website. Use this link to see everything we've read. We read one book each month - mostly fiction, but some non-fiction now and again

Posted on Oct 10, 2012 12:37:42 AM PDT
Rebecca says:
Our inaugural book was Death of Grass and we're still going strong
2 years later. Our latest book is Oranges are Not The Only Fruit and we are
Eagerly anticipating Don't Forget by Lisa Cutts.

Posted on Oct 10, 2012 6:39:40 AM PDT
Shirley S says:
These Words is Mine, by Nancy E. Turner.
Those who save Us, by Jenna Blum.

Posted on Oct 10, 2012 7:57:34 AM PDT
Our library district (Arapahoe Library District) has great recommendations on their website: They even check out book club kits with multiple books and discussion guides!

Posted on Oct 21, 2012 7:38:35 AM PDT
A Reader says:
I don't belong to a book club but I've hear that The Kitchen House has been particularly popular with book clubs.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 25, 2012 10:29:59 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 30, 2012 12:03:25 PM PDT
mspixie says:
I just finished a very short book called "Boomercide: from Woodstock to Suicide". It was VERY thought-provoking. I am going to suggest it at my next book club gathering because I know it would result in a lively and fascinating discussion! The book is about scheduling your own death for financial planning reasons. The author makes a persuasive case with humor, logic and facts. He certainly asks some tough questions we all need to address. How long will we live? and Can we afford it? As a fellow baby boomer, I can relate to the author's need for control and his desire for planning. As our population continues to age, facing both economic woes and failing health, it seems to me that we, as a nation, need to have more conversations about end-of-life issues. I am curious about what my friends think about their own death, their parents' deaths and this whole issue. I am anticipating delightful chaos as we talk about this touchy subject! Now available in print form.Boomercide: From Woodstock To Suicide

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 27, 2012 9:11:34 AM PDT
Wnnie POOH says:
not really a reply to anyone. Our book club is not yet a yr old but we decided for each person to write down their favorite read and we would draw a book title out of a hat from those listed reads. That way we have a variety and everyone gets to share their best likes.
WE also, share what we have each read beyond what was suggested for the previous month. Then the others in the group after our discussion of the suggested read...give a book review of what they read extra. So far are it has been very enjoyable.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 8, 2012 12:54:39 PM PST
Llew Childs says:
this is a good question and a good idea. do you ever read non-fiction in the book club? do ebooks qualify?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 8, 2012 1:43:00 PM PST
Llew Childs says:
what every woman should know is a book you can't put down. is intense and not a fast read. provocative, too. it is an ebook by author jori sams, who has other stuff as well, some ebooks for kids. you can get it on kindle or ipad and i think other apps as well.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 10, 2012 2:58:15 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 10, 2012 3:00:19 PM PST
pat'spix says:
Wow. This sounds like an awful choice. Too maudlin.(Boomercide: From Woodstock to Suicide) After losing a husband and daughter suddenly this is the last book I'd want for book club. But to each his own. If you want to know what it's like to lose someone, read The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Gideon.

Posted on Nov 10, 2012 7:29:33 PM PST
pat'spix says:
I started a book club in my Canon, MI neighborhood. Through our subdivision newsletter and during our sub garage sale, I was fortunate to get eight women interested in starting a book club. At our first meeting, we decided that novels and memoirs were our interest, and those are the genres we would read. Fortunately, our local public library has "book club in a bag" selection for book clubs. They have a number of titles, eight books per title, along with a book club guide, that can be checked out for eight weeks. We have utilized the library in selecting books. Each member volunteers to take a turn, which involves selecting and getting the book-in-a-bag title from the library. So each month that we meet we get the book for the next month, selected by a member. That person is also responsible for our little dessert treat, as we meet from 1-3 on the fourth Monday of the month. The really good part . . we meet at our subdivision club house, so no one has to clean for Book Club!! This is our second year. We now have 10 members. This has worked out well for our club. We've read The Secret World of Bees; The Good Earth (Perl Buck classic); Mennonite in a Little Black Dress (a memoir), and many others. We have been fortunate to have a lively group of women in various age groups, from 30's to 89. For more info, just post an interest.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 10, 2012 11:20:45 PM PST
Have you considered The Alchemist, by Paulo Coelho?

Posted on Dec 31, 2012 9:43:22 PM PST
Addie says:
Silent Spring (nonfiction)
Beekeeper's Apprentice (sort of about Sherlock Holmes)

Posted on Jan 1, 2013 1:27:02 AM PST
Whale Tart says:
I just read Smitten and can highly recommend it as it had a long list of bookclub questions as an appendage. I cannot say that there was any character development, it is quite a shallow love story X4, co-authored by four best friends with quite a religious element throughout.
Looking at the questions they proposed I think that it is a worthwhile exercise despite the non-heavy material.

Posted on Feb 19, 2013 5:59:54 AM PST
Anyman says:
I have just finished reading You Are Free, by John Richard - fascinating book to discuss at a book club - sure to inspire some very interesting points of view, as it is a completely new take on life

Posted on Mar 2, 2013 9:46:19 PM PST
Rules of Civility, The World Without You: A Novel, and The End of Your Life Book Club are all great books.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 3, 2013 5:04:06 PM PST
pat'spix says:
Our Canton Book Club IS reading Beeker's Apprentice or March. Great minds . . do work in the same way!

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 3, 2013 5:05:32 PM PST
pat'spix says:
I agree. I read the book and it is a good recommendation.

Posted on Mar 8, 2013 12:45:28 PM PST
Megan D says:
If you like young adult type books, try Prince of Wolves: Book 1, Grey Wolves Series (Volume 1). Such a great series full of things to discuss. Also, Something Witchy This Way Comes: Something Witchy, book one is an awesome book to read in a group. Its also young adult, but the main character is mature and doesn't act stupid.

For an emotional roller coaster and a college-y vibe, try Beautiful Disaster. Its worth all the feelings you get. Its a love it or hate it kind of book, though, so it might not be for everyone.

Hope I helped :)

Posted on Mar 22, 2013 10:54:47 PM PDT
If I Were You by Lisa Renee Jones, it's the first installment of her Inside Out Series. The books are now being made into a tV series on STARZ. She even has some awesome bookclub questions on her website.
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