Top 10 Books I Would Like to Read with My Book Club

27 Jan




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Ten Books I’d Love to Read With My Book Club

What a fun topic: the books I want to read with my book club. I belong to two book clubs, and in a perfect world I would make all the selections and everyone would love them! However, our world is not perfect and while I exert great strong-arm tactics influence over our book choices, I don’t always get my way. Nor do others always agree that my choices are impeccable. The following list includes some of my favorite novels and many books I have never read, but am dying to. All are classics or contemporary literary fiction that I think would create great discussion. And as a bonus, book club is a great excuse for clearing out the Kindle or shelves of unread books! Will I ever read these with my book club? Doubtful. But one can always dream!

Here are my choices:

1. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas. This is my all-time favorite book. Ever.

2. Persuasion by Jane Austen. My 2nd all-time favorite.

3. Till We Have Faces by C. S. Lewis. Because it is Lewis and his re-imagining of a classic myth.

4. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins. One of the first mystery novels ever written. I loved Moonstone.


5. To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee. Because I am a Southerner and have never read it. I know, I should be ashamed.

6. When Mockingbirds Sing by Billy Coffey. Coffey is a wonderful storyteller.

7. So Brave, Young and Handsome by Lief Enger. Another wonderful storyteller. Loved Peace Like A River.


8. Gilead by Marilynne Robinson. A must read that I haven’t yet.

9. Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card. Loved the movie, and we never read sci-fi.

10. The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell. Another must read literary novel with a sci-fi setting.


So there you have it. What would you like to read with your book club?

11 Responses to “Top 10 Books I Would Like to Read with My Book Club”

  1. Christine Danielle January 27, 2015 at 8:27 am #

    All these books are new to me but I do love the covers and by the sound of it, they really seem interesting.

    My Top Ten Tuesday!

    • rbclibrary January 27, 2015 at 9:29 am #

      If you only read one from my list, make it The Count of Monte Cristo. And don’t watch the movie first. lol. Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Tiffany @ Avid Reader January 27, 2015 at 10:38 am #

    Excellent choices! My book club RARELY chooses classics and it makes me sad.

    • rbclibrary January 27, 2015 at 4:12 pm #

      One of my groups reads current Christian fiction almost exclusively, which is ok since I love it. My other group is more eclectic, but we haven’t read any true classics yet. Thanks for stopping by.

  3. Danica Page January 27, 2015 at 11:49 am #

    Since I’m an English major, I love all of these books. I discuss these books in class all the time. It’s great. Good to know you like these books as well.

    Thanks for sharing.

    I accidentally did next week’s post on accident, but still check it out please. mine’s here

    • rbclibrary January 27, 2015 at 4:10 pm #

      I too was an English major — many, many, many years ago. Thanks for stopping by and commenting. I will make sure to check out your post. I am already working on next week’s list.

  4. rabbitearsblog January 28, 2015 at 3:32 am #

    Great list! I need to check all of those books out! Here’s my Top Ten Tuesday list:

    • rbclibrary January 28, 2015 at 6:56 am #

      I will check it out. Thanks for stopping by!

      • rabbitearsblog January 28, 2015 at 12:31 pm #

        You’re welcome!

  5. Karen Collier January 28, 2015 at 4:46 pm #

    Lots of classics in your list! It does seem like many of the classics tend to make for good discussions, with lots to talk about. 🙂 It’s been a while since I read it, but I loved Ender’s game (both the book and the movie). As I recall, the book goes a lot more into Ender’s thinking and strategy than the movie did, which I thought was pretty fascinating.

    • rbclibrary January 28, 2015 at 5:49 pm #

      Karen, now I really need to read Ender’s Game! I’m hoping to get some classics on Page Turners’ list. I think our discussions would benefit. Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting.

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