Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Top Ten Books That Would Make Great Book Club Picks

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?


Anonymous said...

I love the way that you separated the list for groups and added a diverse amount of discussion topics. Thank you for all of the great suggestions.

-FABR Steph@FiveAlarmBookReviews
My Top Ten...

Kelly Robinson said...

I read Moby Dick for the first time a few years ago, and I was surprised at how much humor was in it. Melville was a clever one, for sure.