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I’m in a bookclub and we read anything and everything…except Fifty Shades cause…no. So here are some books that I’ve read with my bookclub that were great for discussions!
The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton
This book is perfect if you’re looking for a great discussion about the notion that maybe our parents aren’t the perfect people we look up to as kids- they were young once and made many mistakes. And sometimes, they hold secrets. BOOM! did that interest you or what? This book has twists and turns you don’t see coming so it’s a great book for bookclub as you discuss that and relate it to your own lives and what-not.
The Light Between Oceans by. M.L. Stedman
Okay I’m just going to warn you that if you’re thinking of reading this book, DO NOT go the audio book route. yeah…nope the guy that narrates it is….BORING and DEPRESSING! I couldn’t get through it that way. GAG!
This book is excellent for bookclub as you discuss the “what is right” or “what would you do in this situation” which makes it a very interesting and fun book to discuss with your friends. So, it’s very thought provoking.
The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara
Add a little history into your bookclub. This is a historical fiction I guess you could say. It’s all the plans on both sides that lead up to the greatest turning point in the American Civil War. Gettysburg.
This isn’t boring and I found it fascinating which brought in a whole lot of discussion about people we know of and those we aren’t so aware of and their characters and part played in this great battle scene.
Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
I LOVE books like this. Books about character. This book is PERFECT for bookclubs because it can change your life. As you read about the character that made this person who he was and how that played a part and how he was able to survive and endure. How it changed him how it eventually continued to change him into a better man. Which brings great discussion.
OH how I love this book. Yes you could see the movie but AFTER you read it because there is so much MORE not told in the movie.
The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane by Katherine Howe
Told through flashbacks from Salem in the late 1690’s we learn the story of Deliverance, a woman condemned as a witch in 1692, her daughter and eventually her granddaughter, as well as the history of the “Receipt Book” which is handed down from generation to generation.
This book is fun because the author also managed to add some witchcraft, magic and spells which just made the book special and also how she showcased the origin of the pointy-hat, broomstick riding, cat-owning witch cliché which was neat! In retrospect you could tell the author did her research which brings in some great discussions.
The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen
Add some fun and enjoyment to your bookclub by reading this freaking amazing book which will have all your members not able to put this book down.
This book is perfect for bookclubs because it helps break up the more heavy duty books that are generally brought to book club. This is light yet has amazing writing that brings the story to life. With bookclub this book is great because you can discuss characters, speculate, the twists and turns of the story and discuss the “what would you do.”
Alcatraz vs The Evil Librarians by Brandon Sanderson
Another fabulous book to break up those intense, deep books for something light hearted and fun. Yes we read this book for bookclub and we all thoroughly enjoyed it. It was super fun to discuss the characters writing, and plot and get a few laughs in the mean time!
Brandon Sanderson makes fun of a lot of clichés among other things. Do not take this book seriously as it is not supposed to and you will like it.Trust me.
Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
Bring some emotion into your bookclub with this book. But don’t be fooled by the romance in this story (which DOES NOT overwhelm the story, it’s a nice undertone).
This book is perfect for bookclubs because it brings a great moral debate and what you’re “okay” with. Plus it brings many questions to the table about life and what is right and wrong, what affects you can affect others, society. Plus great discussions about the characters and how they attribute to the moral of the story and how a certain character chooses his own life.
Killing Kennedy by Bill O’Reilly
Depending on how comfortable you are with the people in your bookclub and with everything going on with the US Election this year. This is an excellent book for discussion regardless on which side you are on.
A good way to describe this book is facts, just facts. The reader may not find anything new or enlightening in the book, however, if one is looking for a quick summary of the Kennedy Administration and Assassination this book will be perfect then.
Wife for Life by Ramona Zabriskie
Depending on the dynamics of your bookclub this is something you maybe interested in. We found some that liked this book while others found it to contain nothing new. It’s won lots of awards so it was definitely something to look into and will definitely brings something to the book club in regards to discussions.