February's Most Popular Bookclub PicksPosted by Cybil on February 16, 2017
Recommending a book for your bookclub is a daunting task. The right choice will result in lively conversation, while the wrong selection can pretty much kill a club's momentum. Luckily, you can rely on your fellow Goodreaders to help you out. Below you'll find February's top ten books being read by bookclubs on Goodreads.
Check out the entire list of Goodreads' most popular bookclub books (and filter by week, month, or all-time most-popular picks).
Do you have a great bookclub selection? Share it with us in the comments and tell us why it was a hit with your crew.
A Man Called Ove
by Fredrik Backman
A real crowd pleaser of a novel, Ove is a grumpy yet lovable curmudgeon whose life is disrupted by the chatty couple next door. This book has an impressive 4.33 rating from readers and has been read by more than 500,000 Goodreads bookclubs.
The Underground Railroad
by Colson Whitehead
Whitehead imagines a world where slaves escaped the South via a literal underground railroad in this haunting book. It's won some impressive awards including the Goodreads Choice Award for Historical Fiction. More than 124,000 groups have read this one, and readers have given it 4.06 stars.
by Kristin Hannah
This novel set during World War II chronicles the lives of two sisters caught in Nazi-occupied France. The 2015 Goodreads Choice Winner for Historical Fiction has been read by 942,000 bookclubs and has a 4.53 rating.
Small Great Things
by Jodi Picoult
Issues of race and empathy are examined in this novel where things take a turn as a black nurse treats the newborn of white supremacists. Picoult's novel has a 4.39 rating and has been read by more than 139,000 bookclubs.
All the Light We Cannot See
by Anthony Doerr
This Pulitzer-Prize winning World War II novel follows the intersecting paths of a blind French girl and a German soldier. You'll definitely be in good company with this pick: More than 1,719,000 bookclubs have discussed the 4.31-rated book.
by Margot Lee Shetterly
How about a nonfiction pick for your club? This true story of the black female NASA mathematicians that help put a man on the moon has also been made into an Oscar-nominated movie. More than 17,000 bookclubs are talking about this book.
by Ann Patchett
A stepfamily's tragedy echoes through the generations in Patchett's stirring novel about far-reaching family ties. More than 100,000 groups are reading this novel.
by J.D. Vance
Here's another nonfiction book being added to more than 113,000 bookclubs. This memoir of growing up poor in Appalachia is being used as a jumping off point to discuss America's political climate.
The Girl on the Train
by Paula Hawkins
For bookclubs looking for some mystery and thrills, this is a popular pick with more than 3 million Goodreads groups talking about this bestseller. This is a fast-paced read is perfect for the amateur sleuths.
A Gentleman in Moscow
by Amor Towles
A man is ordered to spend the rest of his life in a luxury hotel. Discuss! Well, more than 48,000 groups are doing just that with this 4.38-starred book.
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