I have been loving being part of a book club lately! Well, for the last year or so – I guess that’s not ‘lately’…
Though we never have any shortage of book recommendations, I’m going to really enjoy reading people’s Top 3 lists this week for some more to add!
Here are some of mine, whether I read them as part of book club or not!
1. Pachinko – Min Jin Lee
This was our first ever book club read, and it was a fabulous one. We all had differing opinions (though from memory nobody disliked it). There’s a lot of relationships to think about, but not so many you lose track, and it spans over such a long time that it was a great book to really sink your teeth in to and get talking about!
2. The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart – Holly Ringland
I have just finished reading this (not for book club) and I honestly am not sure I’ve read a more beautiful book. The prose is absolutely gorgeous, and I think it would make a stellar book club read as there’s a lot to unpack with it in terms of themes and the emotional manipulation/abuse encountered through the story.
3. Wild – Cheryl Strayed
I actually listened to this one as an audiobook and really enjoyed it. Similar to the others, I think there’s a lot of fodder in this memoir for a Book Club to chat about, plus it’s always great to be reading about other women’s journeys and lives!
I know there are so man great books out there, but I’m wondering what you think makes a book good for book club?
Personally, I think it’s having a book that’s a good book but potentially divisive (I love a good discussion hehe), with interesting characters, relationships, and themes to chat about.
Can’t wait to hear your Top 3 for this week! Pop them in the comments below or let me know where I can find your blog post on them 🙂
Until next week,