Friday, April 24, 2015


As usual, I'm having a hard time narrowing down what books to pitch at book club (we pick 4 months of books at a time, everyone brings suggestions).  Here is my list...are there any that you would DEFINITELY stay away from?  Anything amazing you have read that I should consider?  Any books that are not really book club type books but that I should read anyway in my "spare" time?

The ones I'm considering are:
- The Blazing World by Siri Hustvedt
- Claire of the Sea Light by Edwidge Danticat
- The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
- The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty
- All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
- Tell the Wolves I'm Home by Carol Rifka Brunt

No spoilers please!!!


Lacey said...

I'm always shocked when I've actually read a book on a book list since I'm definitely in a reading slump lately. But! I've read Tell The Wolves I'm Home and from what I can remember really liked it and think it was book club worthy!

Megan - Mama Bub said...

We read The Husband's Secret and it makes a good book club book because it's engaging, everyone wanted to finish and there's a lot to talk about. If your book club is anything like mine you might want to hold off on The Girl on the Train because it's impossible to get from the library in any sort of timeline. BUT, if you're book buyers and not borrowers, then go for it because people are LOVING that book.

Jennie said...

I'm reading The Girl on the Train now and from reviews it seems like Gone Girl in that you either really love it or really don't (so good discussion book!). I read Tell the Wolves I'm Home and was totally underwhelmed, but again, so many people love it, that could lead to great conversation. Haven't read the others!

Celeste said...

All of my book clubbing friends are recommending All The Light We Cannot See right now. I was just lent a copy. I read the prologue and thought it was very well written. However. It's set in WWII under Nazi occupation, and I just don't do that setting. I know I won't read it, but I can't knock it for any other reason than WWII burnout on my part. It's supposed to be a book that is a good fit for book club discussion.

Elsha said...

I haven't read any of those (though some are on my list!) but my bookclub just did The Language of Flowers & everyone enjoyed it.

Devan said...

We're reading The Husband's Secret this month, but I haven't read it yet so I'm not sure how good it is.
We read All the Light I Cannot See a couple months ago and I didn't love it.

Shannon said...

I've read The Girl on the Train, The Husband's Secret, All the Light We Cannot See, and Tell the Wolves I'm Home. Depending on your bookclub, All the Light We Cannot See and Tell the Wolves I'm Home are heavier reads. All the Light almost made me cry and I NEVER cry. The Husband's Secret was really good (although I prefer Big Little Lies by her) and good for a more..."chick-lit" focused group. And Girl on the Train is good if the group likes mystery/thrillers like Gone Girl. But all of them are very good, very engaging. You can't really go wrong with any of those.

Miss Makeup Tips said...

Your reading tastes appear to be very similar to mine! Have you read anything by Colleen Hoover? If not, I highly recommend Slammed. I enjoy Doerr's books, but haven't yet read All the Light...may have to check that one out next. Let us know which one you pick.

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Blogger said...

I highly recommend reading the book The Girl on the Train: A Novel.
I just finished reading it today, and I think its a really interesting book to read.