10 Discussable Books For Your Book Club
It’s Thanksgiving week in the U.S., and I’m THANKFUL for authors who write amazing stories for our enjoyment! For today’s Top Ten Tuesday “freebie” prompt, I curated a list of ten engaging and discussable books for your book club. These are all recent releases and I have read each one.
I’m linking up today with #TopTenTuesday: That Artsy Reader Girl: Thankful Freebie. Today’s topic is a “freebie,” so I’m taking the opportunity to express gratitude to authors for writing these engaging, unputdownable, page-turning books that book clubs will love!
In no particular order, let me introduce you to a few books I recommend for your book club…
Each one has my 4-5 Stars stamp of recommendation!
All read by me!
Most released in 2022 (one released 11/2021, one released 2/2023).
***Titles are links to my reviews or Amazon affiliate links***
My favorite book of the year is a histfic/thriller and its engaging storyline and interesting characters will generate lots of discussion.
Discussion topics: trust, family drama, espionage
#3 in the Harold Fry trilogy (Pub Date: 2/2023) can be read as a stand alone for book clubs looking for more character-driven women’s literary fiction. This is a novella, and I highly recommend reading Harold Fry first to enhance your reading experience.
Discussion topics: finding your voice, independence, friendship, grief
Book clubs looking for character-driven literary fiction, might consider Small Things Like These for its poignant story line. This is a novella.
Discussion topics: found family, doing the right thing, sacrifice
This historical fiction about the sinking of the Titanic is told from the unique perspective of the captain of the Carpathia. Lots to discuss here about the captain’s character and decision making.
Discussion topics: confident leadership, taking a risk
Inspiring stories of real life heroes always make wonderful book club selections!
Discussion topics: taking risks, protecting the innocent, courage
This WW11 histfic might have a controversial topic. How do you feel about bringing ex-Nazi scientists to the U.S. to work as engineers?
Discussion topics: government program called “Operation Paperclip,” prejudice, friendship, Nazi scientists given immunity
Book clubs might like this heartfelt early 1900s immigrant story with its Ellis Island setting.
Discussion topics: immigration, corruption, taking risks to help others, friendship, women supporting women
For book clubs looking for a contemporary “own voices” diverse read.
Discussion topics: poverty, project housing, coming of age, friendship, family drama, racism
Intense WW11 histfic set in the Philippines. Three nurses fight for their survival in determent camps.
Discussion topics: friendship, survival, nursing in unfavorable conditions, courage
Victorian romance (without the steam of Bridgerton) with a nod to Beauty and the Beast.
Discussion topics: finding your voice, gaining independence, trust, family drama, marriage of convenience
If you are in a book club, what was your club’s favorite read this year?
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