Sunday, March 1, 2009

Emily's Book Club Suggestions

These are books from my (extraordinary) book club that I feel resulted in great discussions. They may or may not have been favorites or liked by all, but often that made the discussion even better.

**If you choose a book from this list I'd love to hear about it!**

Rebecca - Daphne duMaurier
Love in the Time of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Le Divorce -Diane Johnson (generally acknowledged to be a horrible book, but still had a good discussion)
Reading Lolita in Tehran - Azar Nafisi
Silas Marner - George Eliot
Cry, the Beloved Country - Alan Paton
Life of Pi - Yann Martel **RFS REVIEW**
Wicked - Gregory Maguire
Good Bye, I love You - Carol Lynn Pearson
Blindness -Jose Saramago (this book comes up more often in other book club discussions than any other)
Holes - Louis Sachar & The Giver - Lois Lowry (read both and compare)
Housekeeping - Marilynne Robinson
Nickel & Dimed - Barbara Ehrenreich
The Poisonwood Bible - Barbara Kingsolver
Tender at the Bone - Ruth Reichl
The Secret Life of Bees - Sue Monk Kidd
Alias Grace - Margaret Atwood
True Story: Murder, Memoir, and Mea Culpa - Michael Finkel
The Great Divorce - C.S. Lewis & The Fall - Albert Camus (read both and compare)
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil - John Berendt
Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants - Ann Brashares (great for women with teenage daughters, and invite the daughters)
A Million Little Pieces - James Frey (the discussion of this book was singular in that we met to discuss 3 days after the "truth" of the book came out)
The Hiding Place - Corrie Ten Boom
My Sister's Keeper - Jodi Picoult
Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
Chinese Lessons - John Pomfret
My Antonia - Willa Cather
Suite Francaise -Irene Vemorovsky
The Power of One - Bryce Courtenay
Pride & Prejudice - Jane Austen
Mother Nature: Maternal Instincts and How They Shape the Human Species - Sarah Hrdy
Eat, Pray, Love - Elizabeth Gilbert
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn - Betty Smith
Ella Minnow Pea - Mark Dunn **RFS REVIEW**
The Bronze Bow - Elizabeth George Speare
Three Cups of Tea - Greg Mortensen and David Relin
The Glass Castle - Jeannette Walls **RFS REVIEW #1**RFS REVIEW #2**
The Soloist (generally any book that talks about mental illness tends to be a winner with our group ?? )

Check out - They have tons of discussion questions for your next book club pick!

1 comment:

Heather said...

Thanks for this list. There are some really great books that I have already read, some which were used for our book club. Even more importantly, it gives me ideas of what other books to read and/or recommend for book club. I'm excited about this.


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