Help with Choosing a Book for Book Club

Updated on July 19, 2010
E.M. asks from Battleboro, NC
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Does anyone have a fabulous recommendation for a book club choice? Has anyone read the following and do you recommend any of these for a book club selection: Shelter Me by Juliette Fay; Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah; The Weight of Silence by Heather Gudenkauf. Two books that our book club has recently read and I recommend 100% are Still Alice and The Help.

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answers from Raleigh on

Some really good books that I have read for my neighborhood book club are: The Secret Life of Bees; The Time Traveler's Wife; The Wednesday Letters; World without End and Pillars of the Earth both by Ken Follett (both very long); My Sister's Keeper.


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answers from Nashville on

One of my favorite books is Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers.

This is a story based on the book of Hosea in the bible. It is a very good read you will not be able to put it down. Great Book.



answers from Clarksville on

with all those other tear jeakers i.e. time travelers wife and sisters keeper .. I would add the ..poisonwood bible and of the world. for something not the norm try barara kingsolver's Animal, vegatable, miracule .. you can find her site .. it's a real eye opener. About a family that raises their own food for a year ( even their own meat) learn things like how much oil is involed with growing, fertelizing, pesticide-ing, moving our food to market ( you will be shocked) also interesting facts such as did you know... that domestcate turkey we eat for thanksgiving can no longer procreate! it's done for them because the instint to mate has been breed out of the males so they will not fight for the females! she also has recipes that go with the book so you can try new foods ... we learned to make cheese at home from this book... and are now raiseing our own chickens... she did not know these things to begin with but comes apon them in during the year BUT don't get me wrong it's not a manuel it's a great story ... if not for your book club maybe for yourself



answers from Louisville on

I just read My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult and LOVED it!



answers from Raleigh on

"MY sister's keeper" !!!!!!!!!!!!!



answers from Nashville on

You've gotten recommendations form other if the book's I would suggest, so I'll give an extra vote to:
Secret Life of Bees
Memory Keeper's Daughter
Time Traveler's Wife

All rich, wonderful stories. If you're looking for non-fiction, I would recommend Eat, Pray, Love.




answers from Greensboro on

"The Memory Keeper's Daughter" by Kim Edwards. I read it on my own rather than in a book club, but I so wanted someone to discuss it with.



answers from Raleigh on

I have read Firefly Lane and it is of the best books I read last year.



answers from Nashville on

Wally Lamb's "She's Come Undone" has been a favorite among a few book groups that I know.



answers from Houston on

A very interesting read. Very different than any other book I've recently read.

The Rhinestone Sisterhood: A Journey Through Small Town America, One Tiara at a Time



answers from Nashville on

The Shack (it is about God so make sure it will be accepted by all)

Kite Runner

Pillars of the Earth and World Without End

1,000 Splendid Sons

Oceans Apart and anything by Karen Kingsbury

Clan of the Cave Bear

Confessions of a Shopaholic


The last two have 4 books each but are REALLY good! That should keep you guys busy for at least a month or so!



answers from Lexington on

I thoroughly enjoyed The Help, and I liked True Colors by Kristin Hannah, so I'm sure her other books are also good. I would also recommend Silence by Jamilah Kolocotronis.

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