Best book group reads 2017

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best book group reads 2017

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I have been a part of one or more book clubs for over 20 years, and I have learned a few things about what makes a book club successful and how to get your book club talking. I have two cardinal rules in selecting the best book club books: choose mostly books available in paperback and pick books that will foster great discussion. While you occasionally want to read the hot new bestseller with your book club, the truth is that a lot people just cannot afford to buy new hardbacks all the time. I have found that participation is better when you choose books that are more affordable in paperback, can be borrowed from the library, or can be purchased used. The following list includes ten tried-and-true book club picks.
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Book Club Recommendations

This book club recommendations list contains old and new books of various genres that I think have wide appeal and provide compelling discussion topics for your book club. Each character has a very different outlook on faith…making it easy to find at least one person to identify with. And, they all struggle with what exactly they believe for various reasons and they all evolve throughout the book. Full Review. My Thoughts: A 5 star novel for me! My Thoughts: The subject matter is horrifying, especially since the crux of the story is based on real life, but Colson Whitehead writes about it in simple, yet hauntingly beautiful language.

You can trust our independent reviews. We may earn commission from some of the retailers, but we never allow this to influence selections, which are formed from real-world testing and expert advice. This revenue helps to fund journalism across The Independent. This book appears deceptively simple — covering dating, flatmates and work troubles — but has an amazing ability to take the most mundane scenario, like making friends with the man at the corner shop, and spinning it into a funny and moving story. A true comfort read with LOL moments.

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We love book clubs… You get to catch up with friends, read books you might not normally try, and you get to discuss or argue! A perfect situation. In this list, we look at some book club read ideas that might inspire your group next year. This is a psychological and philosophical look into culpability; Eva is the mother of Kevin, and Kevin murdered people at his school. The story centres around a black nurse, who is instructed not to touch a newborn baby by the parents — because she is black. This is a gripping and timely story, and should provoke much conversation.

Maynard could have used the same title for her latest memoir. This haunting story, penned by a master wordsmith, is a reminder to savor every loved one and every day. When her father shoots himself, eight-year-old Harriet is sent to Toronto live with her Aunt Mary. Jeremy Beaujolais, a student of botany at the University of Massachusetts, is so committed to botanical preservation that just listing the names of all the flora species going extinct on a campus radio program gives him a panic attack so serious that the school authorities insist that he take an academic break. Lilly Blackwood has spent all of her nine years locked in an attic room at Blackwood Manor Horse Farm because, as her mother tells her, she is an abomination. In the winter of , Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd travels from town to town reading current news of ratified amendments and polar expeditions to mostly attentive audiences.

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