Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday (1-31-12)

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. Each week, 
they post a different topic, and you get to create your own top ten list. So, this week's 
topic is:

Books I Think Would Make Great Book Club Picks

1) Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah - such an amazing book, one that had me laughing and crying. Hannah examines the relationship between two friends, following them from childhood through adulthood. I just think it would make an interesting book to discuss.

2) Commencement by J. Courtney Sullivan - this story follows four friends after they graduate from college. While not the most intense novel that I've ever read, I think that it would be great to read this for a book club because everyone would have their own experiences to draw from for the discussion.

3) The Paris Wife by Paula McLain - a book about Ernest Hemingway's first wife, Hadley. A great book about one of the most famous authors. I could see some interesting conversations coming up about this book!

4) To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee - a classic that deserves to be revisted as an adult. Every person that I've ever talked to about this book has taken away something different.

5) Testimony by Anita Shreve - one of my favorite books! With each chapter told by a different character, you are able to see how a scandal rocks a prep school and affects not only the students and teachers, but parents, custodians, and townspeople.

6) Faith by Jennifer Haigh - this novel centers around a Catholic family in Boston that is rocked by a sex abuse claim against one of the brothers, who happens to be a priest. A great book club choice, one that everyone in the group would have an opinion on.

7) The Help by Kathryn Stockett - I think this one is pretty obvious for a book club choice, but it's still something that I think deserves a spot on this list. Everyone has something to say on this novel and everyone takes away something different.

8) Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte - another classic that everyone should revisit at least once. I love Jane and feel like she was a character far ahead of her time, but I've heard lots of other opinions on this book. Would make for a great books discussion.

Well, that's all that I could come up with for this week. What books would you like to have a book group choice? Let me know!


  1. I agree with the ones I read especially Testimony, good conversation could be had with that one.

  2. Great list! Let's hear it for Jane Eyre. There are plenty of discussion topics in your list. Thanks for sharing.

    -FABR Steph@FiveAlarmBookReviews
    My Top Ten...

  3. The only one I've read is To Kill a Mockingbird, which I did not enjoy at all. Maybe I should reread it as an adult though...

    Good list!

    Here's my Top Ten