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Your best ever book club choice?

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petitdonkey Wed 02-Nov-16 20:24:01

Just looking for a new book for my book club and would love some suggestions. We have been together for years so have read quite a few - I don't need everyone to love the book, just something that promotes lively discussion and debate!
Some previous books that we have read and enjoyed talking about:

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly - very thought provoking
Blindness - a few people hated it but great discussion
The Help - when it first came out.
The Goldfinch - my all term favourite
The Snow Child - fab choice for a winter read

Loads of others but we will read anything!! Any suggestions welcome (and hopefully lots of inspiration for other book clubs!)

petitdonkey Wed 02-Nov-16 21:10:09


Brainwashed Sun 13-Nov-16 19:14:48

Life after life and a God in ruins ...both by Kate Atkinson were universally loved by our book group.
Most recently we've read We are called to rise by Laura McBride which was a great read too.

mineallmine Mon 14-Nov-16 00:24:42

We just read the gustav symphony by rose Tremain and everyone loved it.

loinnir Mon 14-Nov-16 18:08:02


Not a "great" book - but created fiery discussion

HappydaysArehere Mon 14-Nov-16 22:28:18

All the Light We Cannot See.
The Gift of Rain.
A Tale For The Time Being. (Loved this one)

mistyegg Tue 15-Nov-16 18:58:57

The Reader by Bernhard Shlink

mistyegg Tue 15-Nov-16 18:59:12


MermaidofZennor Tue 15-Nov-16 19:07:06

The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid makes for some very interesting discussions.

NewUserName01 Wed 23-Nov-16 20:50:46

- 'Maus' by Art Spiegelman
- 'The Past' by Tessa Hadley
were the books that created the most conversation at our book group.

I think that '1Q84' by Haruki Murakami would be a good book to discuss. It's in 3 books so I'd probably suggest Books 1 and 2. I've read it and so have two other friends. We each enjoyed it but can't decide whether we really liked it! Lots to discuss.

SusanTrinder Wed 23-Nov-16 23:05:27

We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves was a cracking read. Never would have picked it up myself but ended up glued to the page.

Mondaynightblues Thu 24-Nov-16 00:43:33

We Need to Talk About Kevin: discussed the book for pretty much the entire evening - unusual for our book group, one of my personal favourites

The Time Traveler's Wife: clever book that produced a good discussion

The Last Weekend by Blake Morrison is a good one for a book group: very readable, not too long, but plenty to discuss.

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