Top Ten Tuesday, as always, is hosted at my other blog — The Broke and the Bookish.
You guys, you have no idea how badly I want to start a book club. LIKE SO BAD. I envision this book club being a place where we read Young Adult books and Adult Fiction books of every genre with a smattering of non-fiction. I want yummy food, lots of wine and adult beverages and LOTS OF LAUGHS. Basically I want to hang out with other book bloggers like I did at BEA because YAH..we would have the best book club ever. In one of my Retail Therapy posts, I found a pin that sums up our mantra:
My Top Ten Book Club Picks:
1. Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepytus: This book. I HAD SO MANY THINGS to talk about and I couldn’t cram them all in my review of Between Shades of Gray. So much to talk about with this book and I think there’d be some great discussion.
2. Paper Towns by John Green: I think there are SO many things to talk about with this book. It’s one of those books that NEEDS to be talked about because it’s quite the thinker of a book. My mind was BLOWN, as evidenced in my review of Paper Towns by John Green, and I’m STILL thinking about this book. As a book club book, it would give much too talk about and I think I’d get even MORE from it.
3. Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer: This book has been a favorite of mine since I read it in 2008. I can’t get it out of my mind and WOULD LOVE to read it with others and talk about it. Hopefully everyone else would love it as much as I did or else I’d probably cry.
4. The Book Thief by Markus Zusack: I swear I pick this book for every top ten book list I ever do..but REALLY..it’s that amazing. I’d love to read this alongside a group. I think people would fly through it and there’d be much to talk about!
5. The Bird Sisters by Rebecca Rasmussen: Oh this book! So much to talk about. SO MUCH. I won’t say it will be a happier read for a book club but still good!
6. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins: It would be wonderful to read this series as book club. Can you imagine grown women (under the influence of the vino) getting rowdy over Team Peeta or Team Gale?! SHOWDOWN.
7. The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver: Some parts of this book were sluggish but overall I think it’d be a great discussion starter.
8. Blindness by Jose Saramago: This book was SUCH an interesting read and I wished that I had people to talk about it with after I read it. It wouldn’t be everyone’s cup of tea but it’d be one of those books that would stretch some people and would definitely provide some thought provoking discussion.
9. Please Ignore Vera Dietz by AS King: I wish I had a teen book club so I could make everyone read this! A lot of really great things to talk about.
10. Those Who Save Us by Jenna Blum: LOVE this book and think a book club of women would enjoy it too!
AHH this makes me seriously want to find or start a book club in the Philadelphia area. Maybe part of my goals for this year?!