Best Book Club Books

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1,012 books · 1,131 voters · list created September 4th, 2009 by Micaela (votes) .
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Micaela 487 books
7 friends
Mpresten 0 books
3 friends
Viola 1074 books
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Rosemary 47 books
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George 9 books
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Lizza 507 books
158 friends
Rachel 17 books
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Bari 35 books
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message 1: by Rosemary (new)

Rosemary I have to say for book clubs I prefer books that have some substance, enough to provoke real discussion, but also create laughter and tears. If a book is only funny it's usually too lightweight. It it's too sad, you're too depressed to talk about it. That's why to me books like Life of Pi, Glass Castle and Home Repair are ideal.


message 2: by Jason C (new)

Jason C Nice list, but where's the Great Gatsby? And I agree that to be a good book it needs to provoke discussion.


message 3: by Lori (new)

Lori Thank god you didn't include Eat Pray Love--freaking hideous--I don't know *anyone* who was able to read it, it was so awful.


message 4: by Nancy (new)

Nancy Mcbride Jason wrote: "Nice list, but where's the Great Gatsby? And I agree that to be a good book it needs to provoke discussion."

Number 36.


message 5: by Sharon (new)

Sharon Lori wrote: "Thank god you didn't include Eat Pray Love--freaking hideous--I don't know *anyone* who was able to read it, it was so awful."

It was one of two books that I could not finish and I am an avid reader. With out a doubt one of the most self centered self absorbed books I have ever read. The worst book ever!!!!!


message 6: by BookLovingLady (last edited Mar 19, 2019 08:56PM) (new)

BookLovingLady Rosemary wrote: "I have to say for book clubs I prefer books that have some substance, enough to provoke real discussion, but also create laughter and tears. ..."

Try Jeugd zonder God, which has been translated into English as Youth Without God.


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