10 Crazy Good Books Your Book Club Probably Missed!

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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. Learning about the author and the influences that inspired their writing is so much fun.

“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.”

~Amy Tan~

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.

Christina Baker Kline

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 was excited to read the book. I’ll add my review as soon as it’s ready.

Pam Jenoff

 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.

Books Your Book Club Misssed

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.

Books Your Book Club MissedBut 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.

Books Your Book Club MissedBut, 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.

Happy reading!


10 Books Your Book Club Probably Missed

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