Top Ten Books I Want My Book Club to Read
January 27, 2015
This week’s topic for Top Ten Tuesday hosted by The Broke and the Bookish is Top Ten Books I’d like to read with my book club. Many of these books you may have seen pop up on previous lists, but I think they have been getting great reviews, and they seem like books that would spark some good discussion. Click on the book title to be taken to the Goodreads page for that novel.
The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins: This book looks amazing! The plot sounds totally up my alley, and the book is getting rave reviews. I am actually going to meet the author on Friday and get my own signed copy.
The Rooms Are Filled by Jessica Null Vealitzek: When I featured this book on a Top Ten List a couple of weeks ago, I did not realize that this author attended the elementary school I work at. Since my book club is a work book club, we are definitely going to have to read this one!
Newjack by Ted Conover: I am totally intrigued about this nonfiction memoir detailing the experiences of a prison guard at Sing Sing. I am sure there will be a great deal that is unsettling, but it would probably be good to learn more about!
The Opposite of Loneliness by Marina Keegan: Another nonfiction book that contains the writings of a young, successful woman whose life was cut tragically short in a car accident. This book has received all kinds of awards, and I really want to check it out.
The Magician’s Lie by Greer Macallister: This book has been compared to both Water for Elephants and The Night Circus, both books that I highly enjoyed.
A Sister to Honor by Lucy Ferriss: A fictional look at how one Pakistani family adjusts to life in America and the consequences for breaking with cultural traditions. Another book that could be intense!
Nowhere But Home by Liza Palmer: This looks like a fun, light read that would appeal to many of my book club readers! Sometimes with the stress of our jobs, we need an easy read! I also love this cover!
Girl Before a Mirror by Liza Palmer: It wasn’t until I started typing this that I realized I’d picked two books by Liza Palmer, an author I’ve never read. Must be a sign! This particular book looks like it’s a perfect match in light of recent events in my life
All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven: I just finished this gem last week, and it is one of the best books I’ve read in awhile. It brings so much awareness to mental health issues and suicide, and I think everyone should read it! Seriously, run out and pick this one up now! LOVE!
What books would you like to read at your book club? What’s missing from my list?