Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday (4) - January 31, 202

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme hosted by  The Broke and the Bookish.  Each week we are given a new theme in which to post a top ten list.  

This week's topic is great book club picks.  My list includes not only young adult, but some adult novels as well. Something that will get some discussion going----

  1. Wrinkle In Time by Madeleine L'Engle - everyone loves this book.  Since it is the 50 year anniversary, this one would be a wonderful selection for a book club - perfect timing.
  2. Cinder by Marissa Meyer (and/or other Cinderella retellings) - I loved Cinder, and I think it would be a good part of a discussion on Cinderella retellings.  There are many more out there that could also be part of the book club, but this one being recent would be a great pick.  
  3. The Giver by Lois Lowry - a great example of dystopian novels.  This one cold spark so much discussion.  This was my first dystopian read, and I know I wanted to talk about it.  
  4. The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins - another good example of the dystopian genre.  Everyone is always talking about this one.  I think we have informal book clubs now about this trilogy.  It is one that is unable to put down, and it sticks with you long after you read it.
  5. 11/22/63: A Novel by Stephen King - one of those books that make you want to go HHMMM!!!  The idea of time travel and possibly changing events that changed the world.  WOW - need I say more?
  6. Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen - Going to live with the circus - the Great Depression - an elephant. This book was soooooo, soooooo good.  Another one that I just wanted to talk about and share with others.
  7. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak - I have not actually read this one, but it has been on my TBR pile for quite some time.  I have had multiple friends tell me to read this one, that it is wonderful.  From Goodreads:  This is an unforgettable story about the ability of books to feed the soul. Sounds like something any lover of reading should pick up.
  8. Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli - every young adult should read this one.  A story about a girl who marches to the beat of her own drummer - so totally different than other students in every way - from dress to actions.  She falls in love and attempts to change to fit in - to disastrous results.  Great book club selection for young adult & adult readers alike.
  9. The Help by Kathryn Stockett - another one that friends said I should read.  The whole book is about discussing what should not be discussed.  What a great idea for a book club selectio
  10. Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson - such a powerful novel.  A young girl who keeps a very heavy, dark secret from everyone.  She struggles to hand it on their own.  Makes for great discussion.
What would you recommend for book club picks?

1 comment:

  1. Your selections seem well thought out, maybe you should lead a bookclub.

    If you want to check out my list it's at epiphanyrenee.blogspot.com


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