This week's topic at The Broke and the Bookish.
I'm feeling the need to be a little more specific, so I've grouped books according to book club type. Most of these are books I felt I got more out of through reading in a class or would have gotten more out of through discussion.
American Literature Book Club
1. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
2. Moby-Dick by Herman Melville
3. My Antonia by Willa Cather
Classics Book Club
4. Candide by Voltaire
5. Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce
Women's Book Club
6. The Awakening by Kate Chopin
7. The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman (a short story, but I want to include it anyway)
Nerdy LOTR book club
8. The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien
9. Beowulf (The Tolkien translation)
10. Everything else in the Tolkien ouevre
In conclusion, who wants to start a nerdy Tolkien book club?