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----
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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?
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- 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?