Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Top Ten Tuesdays: Books I Think Would Make Great Book Club Picks

This is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish!

This is a particularly interesting theme for me, as I just joined an adult book club and started a YA book club.  I'm very interested to see what I get to read because of what others pick!

Beauty by Robin McKinley
For the book club I started, I was chosen to pick first, and this is the book I picked.  I've hear so many good things and I'm fascinated to see how it turns out.  I've never read it before but I just had to add it...

Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver 
This is quite a book to discuss.  There's so much that happens, so much to learn from, and so many different opinions about all the little things about Sam's life.  I think I would LOVE reading this with a book club!

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J. K. Rowling
Well.  Duh.  I mean, you know, all that stuff.  That happens.  In the end.  :O  It still leaves me open-mouthed in awe.  Maybe it wouldn't be a good book for a book club - maybe all we could do is just stand there and stare at our copies in pure wonder and awe and amazement.

Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
This books is craaaazy!  Like, wowzers!  It would definitely bring up a TON of amazing conversations and topics of discussion...because it totally made me think about what the right thing to do is and would I have done the same thing as these characters?

Torrent by Lisa T. Bergren
Not only is does this book have a ton of twists and turns and amazing reveals, but there is also the question:  Marcello, Luca, or Greco?  (Add an "Mmmmmm" next to Greco's name, and you know who I love.)  ;)

Divergent by Veronica Roth
This book is just fantastic!!  I would love to see what faction everyone would have chosen, and why, and what they would have done if they were in Tris's situation.  Such fascinating topics pop up in my head when I think about this book!

Tiger's Voyage by Colleen Houck
This choice would have a discussion mainly consisting of giggling and fangirling and "REN!" and "KISHAN!"  It would be hilarious, on all levels.

Sapphique by Catherine Fisher
WOW.  Powerful ending, freaking amazing imagery, very touching and bittersweet, JARED.  It (HE) blows my mind when I merely think about it.  Looking at the cover, reading it, discussing it...dream come true. :D

The Face of a Stranger by Anne Perry
This is the most breathtaking mystery I've ever read.  EVER.  And one of my favorite books ever.  I would love love love to hear everyone's thoughts on the mystery before and after they knew the answer, the big reveal.  I can imagine quite a  lot of exclamations of disbelief.

The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoevsky
An amazing story of innocence, loss, and true beauty.  A top 5 favorite.

Runners up:

There you go!  Link me up to your TTT's in the comments - I'd love to read them! :D


  1. "but there is also the question:  Marcello, Luca, or Greco?"

    Really? Because I'm happy just replacing "or" with "AND" :D

  2. Bahahahaha!!  Oh all right!  Let's just shoot for all of them, shall we? ;)