Best for Book Clubs
Best books to read for a great book club discussion. Suggest books that your group has read that led to a lively discussion, whether people loved or hated them.
1
by
4.44 of 5 stars 4.44 avg rating — 1,217,444 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
2
by
4.05 of 5 stars 4.05 avg rating — 942,453 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
3
by
4.22 of 5 stars 4.22 avg rating — 1,434,476 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
4
by
4.35 of 5 stars 4.35 avg rating — 844,089 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
5
by
4.23 of 5 stars 4.23 avg rating — 2,376,754 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
6
by
3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 1,049,344 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
7
by
4.38 of 5 stars 4.38 avg rating — 3,534,558 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
8
by
4.31 of 5 stars 4.31 avg rating — 648,036 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
9
by
4.21 of 5 stars 4.21 avg rating — 512,597 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
10
by
3.98 of 5 stars 3.98 avg rating — 790,307 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
11
by
4.05 of 5 stars 4.05 avg rating — 1,159,772 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
12
by
4.04 of 5 stars 4.04 avg rating — 723,715 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
13
by
3.73 of 5 stars 3.73 avg rating — 1,329,461 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
14
by
4.1 of 5 stars 4.10 avg rating — 338,733 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
15
by
4.14 of 5 stars 4.14 avg rating — 374,521 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
16
by
4.23 of 5 stars 4.23 avg rating — 1,600,753 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
17
by
3.87 of 5 stars 3.87 avg rating — 910,380 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
18
by
3.83 of 5 stars 3.83 avg rating — 724,114 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
19
by
3.99 of 5 stars 3.99 avg rating — 483,494 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
20
by
4.12 of 5 stars 4.12 avg rating — 280,581 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
21
by
4.03 of 5 stars 4.03 avg rating — 240,764 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
22
by
4.07 of 5 stars 4.07 avg rating — 1,406,491 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
23
by
3.99 of 5 stars 3.99 avg rating — 417,235 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
24
by
3.45 of 5 stars 3.45 avg rating — 965,188 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
25
by
3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 426,510 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
26
by
3.96 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 359,007 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
27
by
4.07 of 5 stars 4.07 avg rating — 1,502,705 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
28
by
3.62 of 5 stars 3.62 avg rating — 458,768 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
29
by
3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 187,900 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
30
by
4.08 of 5 stars 4.08 avg rating — 1,007,839 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
31
by
4.1 of 5 stars 4.10 avg rating — 1,538,998 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
32
by
3.77 of 5 stars 3.77 avg rating — 1,649,034 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
33
by
4.22 of 5 stars 4.22 avg rating — 252,661 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
34
by
4.27 of 5 stars 4.27 avg rating — 378,622 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
35
by
3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 2,084,723 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
36
by
4.02 of 5 stars 4.02 avg rating — 344,357 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
37
by
4.22 of 5 stars 4.22 avg rating — 237,662 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
38
by
3.87 of 5 stars 3.87 avg rating — 467,512 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
39
by
4.01 of 5 stars 4.01 avg rating — 1,043,762 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
40
by
4.01 of 5 stars 4.01 avg rating — 415,035 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
41
by
3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 303,553 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
42
by
3.9 of 5 stars 3.90 avg rating — 163,687 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
43
by
3.63 of 5 stars 3.63 avg rating — 240,514 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
44
by
4.15 of 5 stars 4.15 avg rating — 218,374 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
45
by
3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 451,364 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
46
by
3.76 of 5 stars 3.76 avg rating — 417,262 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
47
by
3.88 of 5 stars 3.88 avg rating — 414,833 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
48
by
4.27 of 5 stars 4.27 avg rating — 217,785 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
49
by
4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 1,121,221 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
50
by
3.77 of 5 stars 3.77 avg rating — 993,092 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
51
by
3.8 of 5 stars 3.80 avg rating — 1,193,798 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
52
by
3.9 of 5 stars 3.90 avg rating — 207,323 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
53
by
3.69 of 5 stars 3.69 avg rating — 329,490 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
54
by
4.32 of 5 stars 4.32 avg rating — 40,443 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
55
by
4.14 of 5 stars 4.14 avg rating — 331,371 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
56
by
3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 898,292 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
57
by
4.18 of 5 stars 4.18 avg rating — 249,199 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
58
by
3.82 of 5 stars 3.82 avg rating — 378,323 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
59
by
3.96 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 168,362 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
60
by
4.16 of 5 stars 4.16 avg rating — 273,747 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
61
by
4.02 of 5 stars 4.02 avg rating — 268,861 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
62
by
3.79 of 5 stars 3.79 avg rating — 241,135 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
63
by
3.48 of 5 stars 3.48 avg rating — 446,155 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
64
by
3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 159,341 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
65
by
3.71 of 5 stars 3.71 avg rating — 957,532 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
66
by
4.21 of 5 stars 4.21 avg rating — 205,060 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
67
by
3.96 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 254,540 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
68
by
4.26 of 5 stars 4.26 avg rating — 723,954 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
69
by
3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 159,317 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
70
by
4.32 of 5 stars 4.32 avg rating — 269,368 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
71
by
3.72 of 5 stars 3.72 avg rating — 149,338 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
72
by
3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 114,798 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
73
by
3.87 of 5 stars 3.87 avg rating — 419,436 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
74
by
3.7 of 5 stars 3.70 avg rating — 62,478 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
75
by
3.87 of 5 stars 3.87 avg rating — 265,927 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
76
by
3.84 of 5 stars 3.84 avg rating — 684,815 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
77
by
3.67 of 5 stars 3.67 avg rating — 164,812 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
78
by
4.16 of 5 stars 4.16 avg rating — 383,758 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
79
by
3.88 of 5 stars 3.88 avg rating — 398,290 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
80
by
4.29 of 5 stars 4.29 avg rating — 166,794 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
81
by
3.61 of 5 stars 3.61 avg rating — 1,294,408 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
82
by
4.58 of 5 stars 4.58 avg rating — 1,397,751 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
83
by
3.99 of 5 stars 3.99 avg rating — 89,671 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
84
by
4.05 of 5 stars 4.05 avg rating — 343,814 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
85
by
3.96 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 50,642 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
86
by
4.02 of 5 stars 4.02 avg rating — 700,778 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
87
by
3.89 of 5 stars 3.89 avg rating — 429,582 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
88
by
3.6 of 5 stars 3.60 avg rating — 166,790 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
89
by
4.06 of 5 stars 4.06 avg rating — 213,291 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
90
by
3.58 of 5 stars 3.58 avg rating — 146,385 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
91
by
3.81 of 5 stars 3.81 avg rating — 1,546,251 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
92
by
4.05 of 5 stars 4.05 avg rating — 79,837 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
93
by
3.8 of 5 stars 3.80 avg rating — 224,641 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
94
by
3.72 of 5 stars 3.72 avg rating — 196,868 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
95
by
3.55 of 5 stars 3.55 avg rating — 87,713 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
96
by
4.35 of 5 stars 4.35 avg rating — 43,760 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
97
by
3.66 of 5 stars 3.66 avg rating — 237,761 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
98
by
4.45 of 5 stars 4.45 avg rating — 334,976 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
99
by
3.96 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 663 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
100
by
4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 57,786 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
flag this list (?)
3,659 books · 9,359 voters · list created June 13th, 2008 by Jessica (votes) .
815 likes · Like
Lists are re-scored approximately every 5 minutes.


Jessica 2213 books
102 friends
Jardley 550 books
17 friends
amanda 164 books
39 friends
Colleen 19 books
0 friends
Brandy 1010 books
46 friends
Donna 369 books
19 friends
M 1389 books
0 friends
Lindsey 704 books
56 friends

More voters…


Comments (showing 1-28 of 28) (28 new)

dateDown arrow    newest »

message 1: by Jen (new)

Jen The author combines a love story, history and a gorgeous unusual setting to create a powerful novel that really makes you think and want to talk about.


message 2: by Deb (new)

Deb Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver


message 3: by Marla (new)

 Marla Knowledge of Angels by Jill Paton Walsh and Twilight by Stephenie Meyer and Pilot's Wife by Anita Shreve and Girl with a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier were all big hits with our BBC Book Club. One Thousand White Women by Jim Fergus and Pope Joan by Donna Woolfolk Cross were also favorites with excellent discussions.


message 4: by Travis (new)

Travis The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte is a great one for book clubs. She's the little known Bronte sister, compared to her far more famous siblings. Comparing her work to that of her sisters brought about quite a discussion in our group.


message 5: by Cat (new)

Cat Riley Home Repair by Liz Rosenberg and Open House by Elizabeth Berg were tops for my book club group. Excellent discussions ensued. We realized we all like books that make us laugh and cry. Laurie Colwin is up soon, and so is the Guernsey Literary Potato Pie book.


message 6: by Kono (new)

Kono Grant Cat-- your choices sound great! Recommend you also consider Dan Chaon's new novel after Home Repair and Open House when you are ready for something a bit darker. He's a great writer. Can't go wrong with jane Austen.


message 7: by Darienbo (last edited Oct 24, 2009 11:24AM) (new)

Darienbo Had a great book discussion of HOME REPAIR with the author in Philly. So inspiring I had to pass it along. We all agreed it's good to have a book that makes you want to write, too, and has enough characters you can love.

I love the book about friendship Ann Patchett (sp?) wrote and think it would make a great discussion book. Also, to me Dostoevsky scares too many people away and should not. There is so much there to talk about!


message 8: by Shelby (new)

Shelby Harper The Hand that First Held Mine by Maggie O'Farrell


message 9: by Gerrie (new)

Gerrie Finger Prodigal Summer, yes.


message 10: by Sheryl (new)

Sheryl The Mansion by Henry Van Dyke


message 11: by M/Ðɑηηɑ (new)

M/Ðɑηηɑ A very good list, all my favs in one place :)


message 12: by Katie (new)

Katie I've just discovered this list. Is there anyway to search this very extensive list? I would love to be able to look at it in alphabetical order. Or is it solely based on votes. There is no way to go through so many pages and vote with any kind of rationality! Just wondering.


message 13: by Darbi (new)

Darbi Simmons This is just a random list of books that are featured in PEOPLE magazine! this is the worst list ever! No one put any thought into it at all.


message 14: by Tammy (new)

Tammy Corbett A great book to add to this list is The Sixth Extinction by d. leonard freeston. Couldn't put it down!


message 15: by Carla (new)

Carla Foft "Addressing Spirits" by Carla Foft would be a good choice for a book club. It's by a new author, so it has some really different perspectives. It's short, so the club can finish it quickly and get down to discussing it faster. Carla Foft discusses Spirits' Rights on her website and it has started some lively discussions. The book is fun and has received great reviews.


message 16: by Jim (new)

Jim Finished "Rare & Endangered Species" by Richard Bausch 1994. Every short story in this collection is top-drawer and insightful into the human condition. The characters and their thoughts/actions ring true and signify life's lessons. Writing this great should not go out of style


message 17: by Kim (new)

Kim There are so many books that I want to read! Time to prioritize!


message 18: by Leanne (new)

Leanne Animal Dreams by Barbara Kingsolver. Lots of issues...great book!


message 19: by Paula (new)

Paula Darbi wrote: "This is just a random list of books that are featured in PEOPLE magazine! this is the worst list ever! No one put any thought into it at all."

Maybe your taste is different. It fits into my interests quite well.


message 20: by Paula (new)

Paula Leanne wrote: "Animal Dreams by Barbara Kingsolver. Lots of issues...great book!"

Her bks were big about 12 yrs ago here. I liked them. Poisonwood had to be restarted due to the negative pic of missionaries, but there have been many like that and there is improvment these days.
Issues in Animal Dreams? Been a long time.


message 21: by Teri (new)

Teri Thomas The Sparrow The first book our Book Club ever read; outstanding writing and moral issues that beg great discussion.


message 22: by Andre (new)

Andre Io Deceneus Journal of a Time Traveler by Florian Armas
This book will give a lot of things to argue about: a living universe, quit a strange way of time traveling and a lot of controversies related to cultural, politic, social, and finace phenomena.


message 23: by Marla (last edited Jan 29, 2013 12:38PM) (new)

 Marla Why are That Girl Started Her Own Country and The Gordonston Ladies Dog Walking Club in the top 55 on this list?! I think someone is padding their votes to get them high on this list.

I use this list as a reference for our book club and this isn't the platform for authors' self promotion. Argh!


message 24: by Jack (new)

Jack Hi everyone,

I have created a new group called Goodreads All Sorts and I'd love for people to join it or just even just give it a look. It's a group that discusses anything and everything. There will be monthly group reads, movies, and music. There is a folder for everything you could think of. I'd really like if people could spread the word because I'd love for the group to be a success. Here is the link to the group:

http://www.goodreads.com/group/show/9...

Thanks very much,
Jack :-)


message 25: by Bakagh (new)

Bakagh Mark


message 26: by Shilpa (new)

Shilpa Kotian very good list..


message 27: by Helen (new)

Helen Deb wrote: "Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver"

LOVE that book!


message 28: by Bessie (new)

Bessie Unless I have missed it I do not see Me Before You by Jojo Moyes. Once you read this you will be sold on this author....


back to top



Anyone can add books to this list.