Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday: Book Club Picks!

Top Ten Tuesday was created and is hosted by The Broke And The Bookish. This week's topic is books that would make great book club picks. Unfortunately, I've never been in a book club (though I'd really LOVE to) and since there's not even a bookstore in my city, I can't really find common ground to start one. But if I were in a book club, here are some of the books I think we'd have great discussions about!

In no particular order:

1. Nevermore by Kelly Creagh - There is so much going on in this book to talk about. I feel like I could discuss this book for hours without tiring because even though I loved it a lot, there are still aspects that I'm a bit confused about that other, more focused readers probably picked up. A book club would probably shed some light on said aspects!

2. Some Girls Are by Courtney Summers - Bullying has become such a huge issue lately, and I think this book would spark a lot of talk with its heavy "mean girls" bullying theme. I know that whenever somebody asks me about this book (which is AMAZING, by the way) I always feel a rant coming on.

3. Livvie Owen Lived Here by Sarah Dooley - This book was swept under the radar when it was released, so most people haven't heard of it, but it would make such a great book club pick. This story of an autistic teen trying to find a place to call home is so powerful. Livvie makes a lot of horrible decisions that seem like brilliant ones to her, and Dooley writes it so that it keeps you wondering why, even after the book is finished.

4. Wither by Lauren DeStefano - To me, this book is entertaining and controversial. You're so enthralled while you're reading it, and it's so good, and then when you're finished you have so much to talk about what with the issues of polygamy and kidnapping and forced marriage.

5. Various Positions by Martha Schabas - I feel like a mother when I try to talk about this book and the things that Georgia does in it, but I can't help it. Georgia really shocked me and if I had read for a book club, I'd be the motormouth you'd never be able to shut up.

6. The Tension Of Opposites by Kristina McBride - Another book that you'd have to tape my mouth shut to get me to stop talking about. The huge dynamic and shift of relationship between Tessa and Elle after Elle is rescued from her kidnapper is so incredible.

7. Sometimes It Happens by Lauren Barnholdt - This book managed to change my view of thinking on a subject. And I am a STUBBORN girl so that is a feat. I think there's so much to discuss about this book. The rights and wrongs and absolutely nots of a best friend - boyfriend love triangle.

What do you think? Agree/disagree on some of my choices? Comment and let me know!


  1. I definitely agree with Wither and Sometimes It Happens. I haven't really read the other books though, I'll have to check them out (:

  2. Great list with lots of books I haven't read - so perfect inspiration. I am definitely getting "Various Positions".

  3. I tried reading Various Positions but I just didn't care about the characters and couldn't connect with the book.

    I loved your list, though! I need to read Wither soon and I really liked Sometimes it Happens!

  4. I have only read Wither out of these, but I agree that it would make for a great book club discussion! Too bad my "real life" book club is mostly about gossip and wine - almost no one ever reads the books..:P