The 24 All-Time Favorite Book Club Picks on Goodreads

Posted by Cybil on May 24, 2018
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A successful book club pick must accomplish many things. For starters, it has to be a great read that the busy people in your club will make time to devour. It must also prompt a compelling and passionate conversation. It's no wonder that picking your book club's next book can feel like so much pressure. But don't worry, we've done all of the research for you.

In fact, after we looked at the current most popular book club picks on the site, we got even more curious. We wanted to know which books are the all-time most popular book club picks on the Goodreads? We dug into our data to find this list of classics for your next meeting of bookworms, from the most popular pick, The Book Thief, to Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail, there's a book here to please even the most demanding readers.

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message 1: by Diana (new)

Diana Can’t believe The Kitchen House or The Chilbury Ladies Choir didn’t make it.


message 2: by Katherine (new)

Katherine Hayward Diana wrote: "Can’t believe The Kitchen House or The Chilbury Ladies Choir didn’t make it."


The Chilbury Ladies Choir was good, I listened to the eARC. Not read The Kitchen House.


message 4: by Alexander (new)

Alexander Foxleigh The entire chronicles of st Mary's should be on this list. As it's not, I'll recommend it. The first book is 'Just one damn thing after another'.

You're welcome.


message 5: by Jane (new)

Jane Smith A Little Life This was definitely an all-time fave of our book club. Unforgettable.


message 6: by Amber (new)

Amber The Unseen World by Liz Moore.


message 7: by Bookworm (new)

Bookworm The Night Circus speaks to my soul, good choice for this list.


message 8: by Olivia (new)

Olivia Snarr Valley of the Moon


Michele Stewart OMG what an awesome list, have already read some of them, but will definitely check out the others, Have you checked out the new show on PBS "The Great American Read 2018" It's amazing & the top list of 100 books is fantastic. Everyone should check it out.


message 10: by Mon (new)

Mon This is goodreads so is it? I think I’m a snob.


message 11: by Michele Stewart (new)

Michele Stewart Sean wrote: "This is goodreads so is it? I think I’m a snob."

huh??? just another great show on PBS encouraging people to read books and discuss them & how they affected their lives & they talk to the authors of the books - really good show & great list


message 12: by Samantha (new)

Samantha Michele Stewart wrote: "OMG what an awesome list, have already read some of them, but will definitely check out the others, Have you checked out the new show on PBS "The Great American Read 2018" It's amazing & the top li..."

I don’t think everyone has to check out Twilight or 50 Shades of Garbage. 😂


message 13: by Michele Stewart (new)

Michele Stewart Samantha wrote: "Michele Stewart wrote: "OMG what an awesome list, have already read some of them, but will definitely check out the others, Have you checked out the new show on PBS "The Great American Read 2018" I..."

OMG totally agree on the 50 shades of crap LOL


message 14: by Kay (new)

Kay A great list, I would add: FIND YOU IN THE DARK by Nathan Ripley


message 15: by Tara (new)

Tara Million I really like this list - I've already read about half of the books and thoroughly enjoyed them! I'm looking forward to reading some of the others.


message 16: by Zorbingballz.com (new)

Zorbingballz.com Vano Inflatables Factory This is a really nice book to read. Learn a lot on it.


message 17: by Jillian (new)

Jillian Diana wrote: "Can’t believe The Kitchen House or The Chilbury Ladies Choir didn’t make it."

The Kitchen House is amazing!!!! I was so sad when I finished that book. I wanted the story to keep going....


message 18: by Kat (new)

Kat The night circus which I'm currently re-reading amazing choice as are The book thief, The light between oceans, To kill a mockingbird, All the light we cannot see and Me before you are also books I've read and loved very much and have a special place in my heart!


message 20: by Kriste (new)

Kriste The Nightengale by Hannah and Before We Were Yours by Wingate


message 21: by Brianna (new)

Brianna Gillian wrote: "Diana wrote: "Can’t believe The Kitchen House or The Chilbury Ladies Choir didn’t make it."

The Kitchen House is amazing!!!! I was so sad when I finished that book. I wanted the story to keep goin..."


There is a second book called Glory Over Everything that was also very good and continues the story of the Kitchen House


message 22: by Halie (new)

Halie I've already read 19 of these books (some of which are even on my "favorites" shelf), and I have 3 of the others on my TBR list. I feel very accomplished at this point, or at least like I'm on the right track :)


message 23: by Robin (new)

Robin Unbroken was absolutely wonderful.


message 24: by Leigh (new)

Leigh At every book club where suggestions are requested, someone says The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society.


message 25: by Amber (new)

Amber I made a list of some of the best books we have read at the RFP book club if ya'll want to check it out:
https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/1...


message 26: by Annelies (new)

Annelies The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker


message 27: by Amy (new)

Amy Snipes Flowers for Algernon


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