Thursday, August 25, 2011

Book Club Worthy Books: 2011

Last week we had a great discussion about book clubs. Many people love theirs and it seems just as many people don't, or can't find one to begin with! This got me thinking, for those of us that do have a book club, it can sometime be hard to come up with the perfect book club suggestion. It's a lot of pressure. Maybe you only have to come up with one a year, or maybe it's a free for all, ie, whoever has the most popular book suggestion each month wins. Regardless of your book club's way of doing things, I thought I would throw out what I think are the most discussion worthy books of the year so far. These aren't necessarily the best books of the year, but those that I think people will read and go, "I want to talk about this with someone!" And please, if you have a great discussion worthy book, let us know in the comments!

In no particular order, here are 10 books that I think are totally book club worthy. All titles link to my reviews:

1. The Invisible Bridge by Julie Orringer

2. Small Wars by Sadie Jones

3. Cinderella Ate My Daughter by Peggy Orenstein

4. The Bird House by Kelly Simmons

5. The Heights by Peter Hedges

6. The Sandalwood Tree by Elle Newmark

7. Wrecker by Summer Wood

8. Faith by Jennifer Haigh

9. One Day by David Nicholls

10. The Madonnas of Echo Park by Brando Skyhorse


  1. I've only read 2 of those books but have quite a few of the others.

  2. wow, I haven't read any of these books although I've about almost all of them.

  3. We pick our titles for the year, so in January we have a meeting where we all pitch two books and then take a vote.

    Some good choices here.

  4. Great list -- now if only I could find a book club to share it with...

  5. This is great -- my book club is always searching for books to read, so knowing a few titles that another book blogger recommends specifically for clubs is great. Thanks for this list! I think I've only read one on it.

  6. I love when you make book lists! Just sayin :) I'm not in a book club, but I'll still bookmark this and come back to it when I need a good, thought-provoking read.

  7. Great list! I have only read One Day and Faith and agree that they make great book club books.


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