Top Ten Books I Wish I Had a Book Club For

14:56 Cilla P 22 Comments


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While I have bookish friends with whom I can discuss certain titles with, we (naturally) don't always read the same thing. There have been books that left me wishing I had a friend to dissect them with; not just to talk about how I feel about it in general, but to discuss the details, question themes and plot twists - basically I need a book club.

So for this week's freebie TTT, I decided to talk about ten of those books!

1. Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger.
I DNF-ed this book, but there were many things that I would love to discuss about this book. The twins' dependency on each other and lack of ambitions; am I the only one who found most of the characters unpleasant?; what did you think of Valentina's decision??

2. The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult
Many of Picoult's books leave me with things to mull over long after I finish, but The Storyteller is the one that had me pushing it on my mum (a fellow Picoult fan) all, "Read this now please, right now." The major themes of mercy and justice got me thinking about a lot of difficult questions. My mum and I had a cool conversation about it, but we didn't go as detailed as I would've liked due to time constraints.

3. The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein
I barely remember anything about the story now, except that I enjoyed it, but at the time of reading I wish there were people who could discuss it with me.

4. Girls of Riyadh by Rajaa Alsanea
I expressed my thoughts on this book here yesterday. I really wish I knew someone else who has read it, because I need to talk about the book's points about the changing (or unchanging) traditional values and their impact on women.

5. Beauty Queens by Libba Bray
This is a strange book. I enjoyed it and was very confused by it at the same time, so naturally it would be awesome to have other people to talk about it with.

6. The entire Animorphs series by K.A. Applegate
I've talked about this series a looot, but I'll talk about it again anyway. For a children's series (or is the term Middle Grade? I'm not sure about the distinction), the characters face serious moral dilemmas on a regular basis. It's the stuff book clubs are made for, really.

7. And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
Really, what do you think about the punishments? Is there any justice, or is it all just a madperson's twisted game?

8. Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
My mum and I had wildly different reactions to this book, and I'd be curious to see if it's a generational gap or something else. Of course I'd need to re-read this book before I'm up for any discussion in the near future, but still.

9. Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee
I'm still reading this book at the moment, but already there are loads I'd like to talk about. Thankfully, my friend is reading it with me so we get to text each other our thoughts as we go.

10. Fairest by Marissa Meyer
I don't want to say much in case you haven't read it yet, but let's just say that this would the perfect book to discuss three-dimensional villains. Put it side by side with Dorothy Must Die, and I'd be so in for that book club meeting.


Let's talk!

What's your TTT topic this week? Do you have a book that you'd love to discuss with someone?

22 comments:

  1. Nothing like a book club! Bet you can find one!

    http://readerbuzz.blogspot.com/2016/01/ten-childrens-books-that-celebrate.html

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    1. I should start looking into it, haha. Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. Excellent topic!

    The most recent books that I read that DEMANDED discussion were A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara and The Natural Way of Things by Charlotte Wood. Both books I finished and then phoned a good friend and said "Stop everything and read this so that we can talk!"

    Here's my TTT - https://booksaremyfavouriteandbest.wordpress.com/2016/01/26/sweet-dreams-are-made-of-very-crappy-really-wonderful-teen-romances/

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    1. Thank you! I haven't read those stories myself but I'm now intrigued!

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  3. There are some books that just seem tailor made for discussion, or that we just want to talk about with friends or fellow book lovers. And Then There Were None would be so fun to discuss.

    Great topic!

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    1. Yes! That's what's great about books - they can get you thinking long after you've finished reading it :D Thank you!

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  4. The Storyteller and Thirteen Reasons Why are two of my favourite books!
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2016/01/26/top-ten-tuesday-41/

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  5. Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger is so weird! I am a twin, but I even I found this was totally strange. I did finish it, as did my twin and my mother, so we chatted about it a bit.

    My TTT was the oldest books on my TBR.

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    1. Ooh what did you think about the twins' relationship? I felt it was horribly unhealthy, but I still didn't understand Valentina's decision at the end. And I just checked out your TTT - great list! Thanks for stopping by :D

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  6. I really want to read Beauty Queens and Thirteen Reasons Why so hopefully I will get to them soon. I would love to discuss the Harry Potter series because although lots of people love it, I would love to see why. I don't think I have really discussed with someone why they Harry Potter.
    If you are interested my TTT is here: http://powisamy.blogspot.co.uk/2016/01/top-ten-tuesday-ten-ukya-books.html

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    1. They're both really interesting books - I hope you can get around to reading them soon! Oh I always love discussing Harry Potter with people. My friends are probably sick of me bringing it up with them haha. I shall check out your TTT, thank you for stopping by! :)

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  7. I've never read any of these so I can't discuss with you :-( but I would love a book club for every book, really lol. I don't really have people to talk to who read the same books as me. And I'm a character person, so I love those deep, flawed types of characters, even when they're not good people, so that'd probably be good book club discussion material!

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    1. Awh maybe in the future we'll read the same book! I hope you'll find someone in the book community who read the same books you do soon! I'm a character person too! It would definitely be good book club discussion material - there's so much to analyse about a complex character :D

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  8. This is such a fun TTT topic!
    And I totally agree on Fairest! That book is great to talk about villains.

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    1. Thank you, Crini! Yesss, I love how Fairest balances the fact that Levana is still a villain yet we get to see why she became that why. It would be so fun to discuss!

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  9. I nominated you for the 2016 Liebster Award! For more info, visit The Reading Hideaway. Congrats and hope to hear from you soon!

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  10. I loved the Storyteller by Jodi Picoult, was one of the books I actually liked by her. Good luck on finding your own book club. This week I did Favorite WWII Books for my Top Ten Tuesday.

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    1. It is one of my favourites by Picoult. :) Thank you! I shall check out your TTT now - sounds interesting!

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  11. Haha, hopefully you find a book club for some of these! Out of your list, I read FAIREST and THIRTEEN REASONS WHY, though GO SET A WATCHMAN and BEAUTY QUEENS are both on my TBR.

    Jess @Princessica of Books

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    1. Thanks Jess! I don't recommend Go Set a Watchman, but Beauty Queens is definitely worth a go :D

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