Your Most Successful Book Club Picks
There are a lot of variables that go into a successful book club (from venue, to host, to group dynamics, to wine selection). But the most important piece of the puzzle can be tricky: Picking the perfect book. It must be one that people will actually read, inspire a lively conversation or debate, and make the person who recommended it look like a genius (obviously).
So, we turned to our social media community to learn about your most successful book club picks and what made them winners. And can we just say, get ready to impress your book club. Check out all of the responses on our Twitter and Facebook pages. In addition, here are some of our favorites from your comments:
A Man Called Ove
by Fredrik Backman
"My book club just discussed it and everyone loved it. There are so many things to talk about. The characters, their trials, the humor, the heartache. So much good stuff!!" wrote Jennifer Hamatake Colovich.
The Book Thief
Written by Markus Zusak
"It's a brilliant book, told from the perspective of death. It would lead to an amazing discussion about life, love, death, sacrifice, war etc. It's definitely worth your time," wrote Tobias Hellquist.
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
"It's a fantastic book, set in World War II, with many different areas to discuss," wrote Sara Hufnagle.
The Rosie Project
by Graeme Simsion
"Our book club recently enjoyed The Rosie Project. The main character is just like a popular TV character. The book was amusing but also thought provoking. We have read too many serious books in a row and needed a break," wrote Cathy Teague.
All the Ugly and Wonderful Things
by Bryn Greenwood
"I found it to be very morally challenging because it gets you rooting for questionable relationships and irregular protagonists. It's a great book to discuss, because it's interesting to see how others view the moral themes," wrote Jess Griffiths Sheldon.
by Marjane Satrapi
"It's relevant and great read with a lot of good details. Plus, it's a graphic novel so everyone will be able to finish it no matter how busy they are," wrote Nikki Denton.
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