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It's my turn to pick the new book for this months bookclub. I'm looking for recommendations. Some of the books we have alreay read are:
The Room, Night Road, A Thousand Spendid Suns, Unbroken, Incredible Life of Henrietta Lachs (that's all I can think of right now!)
The Year of Wonders by Geradine Brooks
Poisonwood bible by Kingsolver
The 19th Wife by David Ebershoff
Raising Wrecker by Summer Wood
Beside a Burning Sea by John Shors
Dad by William Wharton
Blind Your Ponies by Stanley G. West
The Breakdown Lane by Jacquelyn Mitchard
Earth Abides by George R. Stewart
The Ginger Tree by Oswald Wynd
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood.
Just to list a few from my Books I have read list. Pm me if you want to know more about any of them. You didn't mention the age or life situation of your group so this list is really varied.
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The following books stimulated good discussions, but were not necessarily liked by all!
THE ART OF RACING IN THE RAIN
WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN (our book club still talks about this one!)
STATE OF WONDER
HALF BROKEN HORSES
Ditto for GONE GIRL- excellent
Some others that seemed to generate discussion or had lots of like in our book club were:
THE BOOK THIEF
THE HUNGER GAMES
THE LINCOLN LAWYER
THE SPELLMAN FILES
People of the Book - my personal Geraldine Brooks fave
The Thirteenth Tale - fabulous
Shadow of the Wind - awesome
All 3 made for great bookclub discussions.
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Our book club has read quite a few that are already mentioned, but two that I don't see listed are -
The Soldier's Wife by Margaret Leroy
Friday Night Knitting Club by Kate Jacobs
Both books were very well liked by the group and generated much discussion. I sort of secretly groaned when "Friday Night" was selected and I was surprised about how much I liked it.
We've read several of those listed as well. Below are a few of my favorites that also sparked some good discussion!
Molok'ai by Alan Brennert
Those Who Save Us by Jenna Blum
The Girls by Lori Lansens
Recent book read by our book club that most members really liked was "Rules of Civility" by Amour Towles
Other favorites: "Still Alice", "Loving Frank", "Language of Flowers", "Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society", "Cutting for Stone"
You might like to check these out.
Good luck and Happy Reading!