There are so many Book Club Books to read; it’s almost impossible not to miss a few. I’m blown away by the number of fantastic books published every year.
And the authors, well they are incredibly talented! Recently, I’ve gone to a few Author signings at my local library. It’s so much fun learning about the author and the influences that inspired their writing.
“Writing is an extreme privilege but it’s also a gift. It’s a gift to yourself and it’s a gift of giving a story to someone.”
I recently saw Christina Baker Kline who wrote Orphan Train and A Piece of The World. She was so incredibly engaging and entertaining. She created a slide presentation I didn’t want to end and a question and answer period followed. After leaving the event, I couldn’t wait to read the book.
Pam Jenoff who wrote The Orphan’s Tale was another exceptional speaker. She’s lived a fascinating life and is so very accomplished. You can read her about page from her website here. It’s impressive. I left that event in awe of her achievements and pumped to read the book. I’ll add my review as soon as it’s ready.
But, I have a love/hate relationship when it comes to searching for a Book Club Book. I’m sure you’ll all agree there’s a thrill in finding “the” book for the next month. Feeling confident everyone will like the book is satisfying. You’ve made your contribution to the Book Club, and hopefully, a lively discussion will follow.
I get lost in the hunt once I start reading the jacket covers and reviews for the potential Book Club Book. Discovering new book blogs is addictive, hours can go by unnoticed once I start reading. One blog links to another, and it’s way past my bedtime before I know it.
But then, I can get frustrated if I can’t find the perfect book to suggest to the group. It happens, sometimes I just can’t find the right book.
Because I’m always on the lookout for my next read, I’m always asking people what they’re reading. Word of mouth is by far the best way to get a good recommendation.
But, keeping track or remembering them all is a struggle. I’m usually out and about at a party or with some friends when the conversation about a book starts. I try to write the title down, put it in my phone or beg the person to text me the author’s name, but a few get lost.
So, if you’re looking for an excellent Book Club book to suggest to your group, check out the list below. You may have missed a few of them!
10 Crazy Good Books Your Book Club Probably Missed!
Left Neglected by Lisa Genova
The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown
Moloka’i by Alan Brennert
The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
Secrets of Eden by Chris Bohjalian
Little Bee by Chris Cleave
A Friend of the Family by Lauren Grodstein
My Name is Mary Sutter by Robin Oliveira
The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom
The Scent of Rain and Lightning by Nancy Pickard
Try a few, browse the jackets, read the reviews and please add a comment to any you may have read. Your fellow readers will appreciate your input.
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