Top 23 Best Book Club Books Ever To Read This Year 2022

Best Book Club Books Ever To Read This Year

These book club picks might help you find a book that your book club hasn’t read; even though they are very well read, maybe these book club read will give you some inspiration for book club suggestions.

Each month, among the highlights of my life, is attending my local book club. I like to take a day off and assemble with my bookish buddies to talk literature.

On occasion, the night comprises more gossip and much needed lifetime information than book discussion. As soon as we delve into our great book club books, I am always thrilled to hear the numerous viewpoints. We might have read the same book, but every one of us takes something away completely different.

Many times, our day rolls to a conclusion, and the terror moment comes. Who’s hosting every month? And what exactly are we studying?

If you want to avoid the awkwardness once the inevitable moment arrives, then Penn Book have you covered. With discussion worthy articles, stimulating nonfiction, and excellent notes from the past couple of decades, you won’t need to debate what Best Book Club Books to read next.

What Makes A Good Book For Discussion?

What Makes A Good Book For Discussion

What makes a book a suitable choice for a book discussion is a question that comes up often. The novel must be well-written, have an intriguing storyline, and have three-dimensional characters. These are perhaps the most crucial requirements.

Good book-discussion books sometimes convey a message to the reader and give the author’s perspective on a crucial fact. Long after the reader has completed the book and the conversation has ended, a good book-discussion book often lingers in their memory. Each time readers read one of these novels, they learn something new.

When you debate a book, all those blank spaces on the written page, everything that the author hasn’t said, are genuinely what you’re talking about. Most mysteries, westerns, romances, and science fiction/fantasy novels are plot-driven, making them unsuitable for book discussions.

There isn’t much to say in genre books and specific works of mainstream fiction other than, “Gee, I never knew that,” or “Isn’t that intriguing,” since the author explains everything to the reader. Friends, librarians, and bookstores may often find good book recommendations.

Top Rated Best Book Club Books To Read

Top Rated Best Book Club Books List To Read

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Listed below are my best book club suggestions for 2022.

The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab

Best Fantasy/Science Fiction Book Club Picks

This is my favorite book. I am glad that I was able to share it with friends. In the 1700s, the main character makes a deal to live forever. But nobody will ever remember her. They won’t even remember her if she leaves the room.

A man in a bookshop remembers her 300 years later, having grown up with her life. Beautifully written and illustrated about how to make your mark in the world. There is so much to discuss, especially the ending.

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The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah

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This book was a book I picked up for an online buddy reading that I hosted. However, I failed spectacularly and ended up reading it after the discussion that took place without me. That is the worst thing about this book because it is so popular with book clubs.

There is so much to talk about in this story about a young girl who moves to Alaska with her family. Her father has been absent since Vietnam, and she doesn’t know what the future holds. This is a hard life, especially when you consider her explosive father and that she’s not well equipped.

This Is How It Always Is by Laurie Frankel

Best Book Club Books That Generate Discussion About Social Issues

This book was the catalyst for one of my best book club discussions (we all are moms, so it gave us SO many topics to discuss).

This book tells the story of a loving, wonderful family and their efforts to make their little girl Poppy instead of Claude. Even the most supportive parents can struggle to know what to do and what is best for their children. This book is so well written and personal in its approach to everything.

The author’s own experience as a transgender parent shines through. I believe book clubs with parents will have so many discussions about this book because it is so relevant.

The Push by Ashley Audrain

Best Polarizing Book Club Reads

It is one of my most unsettling and polarizing book club books. I have had many conversations about it. It was interesting that most of those who thought it was so good was moms. Most people I know who didn’t hate it had no children. This is not an all inclusive list, but it will divide your book club.

This disturbing psychological thriller is surprisingly deep and insightful. It focuses on motherhood, expectations, postpartum depression, shifting identities, society’s expectations of mothers, and generational trauma.

This book would have been too dark to be read with my current book club. They don’t like dark as I do, but I loved reading it with them. There are some significant triggers here. You should look for reviews or ask me, and I’ll tell you.

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Walking On Trampolines by Frances Whiting

Best Book Club Picks That Your Group Might Not Have Read Already

This book club book was shared with me by a book group I started via a meetup group. We didn’t know each other well and had a great discussion about the book.

It was a memoir of our personal experiences with friendships, relationships, and love. The book also discusses topics like first love, betrayal, and mental illness.

An Emotion of Great Delight by Tahereh Mafi

This standalone is an excellent read by the brilliant author of Shatter Me and A Very Large Expanse of Sea. It’s a mix of historical and contemporary fiction (throwback fiction, anyone?). This book will help you reflect on how much has changed and how little hasn’t in the past 20 years.

The year 2003 marks several months since the US declared war on Iraq. Tensions are high, and hate crimes are increasing. FBI agents are infiltrating mosques around the country, and the Muslim community has been harassed and targeted.

Shadi, who is covered in the hijab, doesn’t seem to care. She is too involved in her problems to have the time to deal effectively with bigots.

Shadi is a name that means joy, but she’s also haunted with sorrow. Her brother is gone, her father is dying, and her mother is in decline. And her best friend mysteriously disappeared from her life. Then there is the matter of her heart. It’s broken.

Shadi attempts to navigate her crumbling world through a soldiering on and saying nothing. She eats her pain and retreats further inside herself each day until, one day, all is well. She explodes.

Ask Again, Yes by Mary Beth Keane

Best Literary Fiction Book Club Picks

It’s still mad that I didn’t read this book with a book group. It was one of my absolute favorites of 2019, and there was so much to discuss within these pages.

These book’s recommendations are for those who enjoy family dramas that span decades. It tells the story of two families that are bound by tragedy and blossoming love.

This book is more character driven, but it’s so engaging and an extraordinary exploration of mental illness, parenthood, and growing up to view our childhood through adult eyes, forgiveness, and many other topics.

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The Authenticity Project by Claire Pooley

Best Light hearted Book Club Picks

This 1000% club book is the perfect choice for a book club that needs something light, hopeful, and thought provoking after a series of heavy, darker books.

This book tells the story of an older man who believes the world needs more truth and authenticity. He leaves his truth in a notebook in a cafe so that others can go over their facts.

Then he leaves it there for someone else. The next step is to build a connection between strangers that will transform each other’s lives in both a small and more significant way.

Mother May I by Joshilyn Jackson

Best Mystery/Thriller Book Club Books

This domestic thriller is fast paced and tells the tale of a mother who goes to any lengths to return her child. The kidnapper leaves notes that instruct her on what to do. If you’re looking for something simple to read, this book is perfect for your summer book club!

The Island Of Sea Women by Lisa See

Best Historical Fiction Book Club Suggestions

This book is an excellent choice for book clubs. Lisa See is a favorite of any book club. It’s about friendship lost or found, and a unique matriarchal community made up of fierce women who do deep sea diving on a Korean island in the 1930’s to the 1940s while their husbands remain at home and run the household.

It seamlessly weaves history and personal stories into the story about this all female diving group, including the friendship that developed between the two divers. (I HAD TO look up the Haenyeo because this society defied cultural norms.

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One True Loves by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Best General Contemporary Fiction /Women’s Fiction Book Club Selections

Taylor Jenkins Reid’s books are great for book clubs. I was able to read this book with my book club, and we had the best discussion. The main character finds himself in an impossible situation.

Know My Name by Chanel Miller

Best Non-Fiction Book Club Suggestions

This powerful and touching memoir is a must read for any book club. Chanel Miller, the woman, sexually assaulted by Brock Turner, tells her story beautifully and boldly.

It was so compelling that I could not stop thinking about it. She read the audiobook, and it was a great story. Although it’s not an easy book, it is highly informative.

This book club book has many topics: rape culture, victim blaming/how victims get treated, the justice system and treatment of women, girls, trauma, etc.

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The Farm by Joanne Ramos

THE FARM requires the concept of this work of surrogacy to an entirely different level. Imagine that poor girl was recruited to take wealthy people’s babies, delivered into a farm upstate for two months, were not permitted to depart, and needed to do all of the things the anticipating parents desired: ingesting just particular foods, dismissing cravings, spending a certain number of hours using headphones blasting classical music in their bellies their every movement controlled. That is the premise of THE FARM.

Ironically, the book seems somewhat more like a national thriller when I picked it up, and some of the plot points left me to believe that it was likely to require a very dark twist. But it always surprised me.

Rather than focusing on each of the horrible things that may happen such as if one of those surrogate moms is diagnosed with cancer that the book investigates ethical issues one wouldn’t think of.

Is it true that the girl pays tens of thousands of dollars to the surrogate to take her kid to decide to finish the pregnancy to the surrogate’s wellbeing? Or don’t inform the surrogate?

Questions such as these are broached through the book, which requires a deep dip into course, social expectations, and motherhood. This is excellent fodder for debate, so get prepared to discuss it out.

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Best Young Adult Book Club Picks

Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter goes between two worlds: the wrong area where she resides along with the plump suburban prep school she attends.

The uneasy equilibrium between those worlds is ruined when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best buddy Khalil in the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed.

Shortly afterward, his departure is a nationwide headline. Many are calling him a thug, possibly a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Protesters are taking to the roads in Khalil’s name.

Some cops and the local drug lord attempt to intimidate Starr along with her loved ones. What everybody would like to know is: what went down that evening? And the only person alive who will answer that’s Starr.

However, what Starr does or doesn’t state could upend her neighborhood. It might also endanger her life.

Inspired by the Dark Lives Issue motion, this can be an intense and gripping YA book about one woman’s struggle for justice.

The Night Swim by Megan Goldin

This podcast of the best book club recommendations tells the tale of a true crime podcaster who is currently working on her next season. It focuses on a case involving a gold boy swimmer and the rape of a teenage girl.

She’s finding strange notes from her asking for assistance in a case involving a drowned girl, which she believes was murder. She discovers some surprising connections as she investigates both. Feels taken from the headlines. It will be great to talk about similar cases and societal discourse around issues like this.

Fleishman is in Trouble by Taffy Brodesser-Akner

Released to incessant buzz in 2019, Fleishman is in Trouble tells the tale of an acrimonious divorce, a forty something man navigating the world of online dating, and a sudden disappearance.

The tale of Fleishman and his ex-wife’s vanishing act has a lot to say about 21st century marriage and the anxieties that underpin middle class life, meaning there’s every chance it’ll hit a little close to home for some readers (in a way only a genuinely incisive book can).

But if you can wince through the pain, you won’t be disappointed by this blisteringly funny yet fiercely moving page turner that stealthily packs a powerful feminist punch.

I’m Not Dying with You Tonight by Kimberly Jones, Gilly Segal

Angie Thomas describes this book as an absolute page turner, and your book club will agree. Campbell and Lena are not friends. Lena is known for her unique style, her boyfriend, and her strategy. She is confident she will succeed. Campbell, on the other hand, wants to get through her first year at her new school.

Both girls are shocked when Friday night football turns into chaos. Chaos is born out of violence and hatred. Unexpectedly, disorder throws them all together. They don’t get along. They don’t understand each other’s point. They don’t have to understand each other when the city is in flames.

The Passengers by John Marr

Even though sci-fi thrillers may not be your favorite genre, I think this Black Mirror Esque premise might intrigue them. Self-driving cars have become the norm in this modern world, up until the day that a hacker takes control of 8 people and places them on a collision course where they will all die in just over 2 hours.

The hacker broadcasts the stunt live on television and asks the public to vote for who will be saved or die first. It’s as entertaining as it is informative!

The Love Story of Missy Carmichael

This book is perfect for book clubs if your book club enjoyed A Man Called Ove. Missy, an older woman, is lonely after her husband passed away.

She lives alone and thinks about her mistakes and regrets. She decides to go to the park one day and meets a new person, and a dog! She can embrace her life again, thanks to them.

Tell The Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka Brunt

This is a story about coming of age that will stay with you forever! This story is about a 14-year-old girl who loses her best friend in 1980. She learns that her uncle has AIDS and is dying. She grieves the loss and discovers something about her uncle’s partner.

They form an unlikely friendship and become closer as she learns more about him. This book is an excellent example of family dynamics, especially with June’s sister and mother. It’s one that your book club will discuss.

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A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

This book was loved by most of our book club members, but I was the one who enjoyed it the most. It’s hard to imagine a Backman book I wouldn’t recommend for a good book club pick.

This book is beloved by book clubs everywhere and not for any reason. It’s a classic tale about a man who refuses to live anymore and his new neighbors.

The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai

This was my favorite book I read in 2019, a beautiful and heartbreaking story about love, friendship, and the trauma of a generation set amidst the AIDS crisis in Chicago in the 1980s. It is a well written, heartfelt, and memorable book. This book is a must read.

The Lager Queen of Minnesota by J. Ryan Stradal

This book is a good book club read looking for a lighthearted family story. The story is about two sisters who were separated by their father’s inheritance.

It also focuses on how their lives diverge and how the grandaughter, many years later, might bring them back together through the beer empire that one of the sisters (a crucial part of their separation).

There is so much to love about family, resilience, and overcoming adversity. This author’s book, Kitchens of the Great Midwest, is also a great book club book!

If I Tell You the Truth by Jasmin Kaur

Jasmin Kaur’s voice is powerful, and she explores meaningful conversations about being a young woman in a world that does not always hear her.

After being raped, Kiran leaves her Punjabi home to seek a new start in Canada. Overstaying her visa and not being documented can lead to dangers for her and her child, Sahaara.

Sahaara would do anything to protect her mother. She feels the need to seek justice when she discovers the truth about Kiran’s past.

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All The Ugly And Wonderful Things

This very unsettling, divisive novel is about a young girl and an older man with a prohibited connection. It has become a divisive book club pick and will spark a passionate debate.

After hearing the premise of this book, I was shocked to see so many enthusiastic 5-star reviews. Honestly, I haven’t been able to bring myself to read this. However, when I asked for recommendations for really hot-button, discussion-heavy book club books in the past, this one kept coming up SO OFTEN. People said it got their book clubs talking with a wide range of opinions.

Three Women by Lisa Taddeo

An intriguing (non-fiction) book club selection examines three women’s sexual lives and wants. It came to my attention when a friend who read it with her book club said that her book club is still raving about it months later.

However, not everyone I’ve come across agrees that this book accomplished the goals it claimed to have. Whether people find it enjoyable or not, I believe it might spark a lot of worthwhile and intriguing conversation.

The Lighthouse Keeper’s Daughter by Hazel Gaynor

I’m surprised that this isn’t a more well-liked book club pick! I highly suggest this if your book group likes empowering historical fiction with strong female characters.

This one is based on the actual account of Grace Darling, a lighthouse keeper’s daughter who, in 1838, performed a daring rescue after a shipwreck off the coast.

However, she later became overcome by celebrity due to her actions. One hundred years later, the tale of a young, unmarried girl being sent away to live with a reclusive distant aunt to prevent her family from becoming disrepute is weaved into Grace’s narrative.

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Everything Here Is Beautiful by Mira T. Lee

This compassionate and poignant novel will provide something to speak about as it explores sisterhood, family love, and mental illness, among other topics. It is unquestionably a slower-paced, character-driven tale about two Chinese immigrant sisters and how one of their issues with schizophrenia affects both of them and their relationship over time.

The Care And Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls by Anissa Gray

Suppose your book club enjoys books about dysfunctional families. In that case, you might enjoy a family that was once the cornerstone of the community but became even more shattered when the couple was imprisoned for fraud, leaving their two daughters outcasts in their neighborhood.

Their two aunts banded together to care for their daughters in the home they grew up in, which still holds dysfunction and trauma from their childhoods.

Last Letter To Your Lover by Jojo Moyes

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Do you like romantic epics? Love how nicely two parallel narratives from the past and the present are interwoven? This is a love story that spans 40 years, about a woman who suffers a head injury in an accident and loses memory, but who discovers a passionate letter from a mysterious lover among her belongings, and the woman who discovers this romantic mystery in the present and sets out to discover who the star-crossed lovers might be. It’s also a wise choice, given that a movie version of the novel is coming soon!

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Mother Land by Leah Franqui

This book was an unexpected hit with my book group when we discussed it last year. A lady chooses to leave everything behind and relocate to Mumbai with her husband, of Indian descent. As she adjusts to the new environment, she also learns with astonishment that her mother-in-law, whose chapters alternate, has chosen to leave her husband and move in with them.

As a result, the two ladies will spend much time together since her husband often travels for business. As the two get to know one another, a lot of clashing and a struggle of wills develops.

If you want a lot to talk about but something that isn’t inherently weighty, this is a beautiful choice! The author’s first book, America for Beginners, would also be a tremendous unnoticed book club pick!

The Midnight Library by Matt Haig

This more recent novel is sweeping book groups throughout the nation! There are many things to talk about with this uplifting and beautiful novel about “what ifs,” choices, and embracing the life we have as the main character has the opportunity to consider what her life may have been like if she had made other decisions.

Just a quick remark on the content: while it isn’t mentioned in the blurb, the main character (MC) starts off suicidal and sad. This would be a fantastic selection for book clubs who truly like discussing their own life experiences via books.

The Girl With The Louding Voice by Abi Dare

You won’t be able to stop talking about the tale of Adunni, a brave little girl in Nigeria who is determined to receive the education she wants despite a culture that keeps her from doing so.

If your book club likes reading works about bravery, resiliency, and strong women who do great things in the face of hardship, this is ideal. There is much to talk about, both heartbreaking and joyful, in the same sentence!

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Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate

Grab this book if your book club like historical fiction and hasn’t read it yet. It was inspired by the horrifying real-life abduction and abuse of children that occurred around Tennessee’s Children Home operations in the 1920s and 1930s.

There is so much to delve into in this book that it makes me wish I had read it with a book group. It’s a terrible one at points and will undoubtedly have an emotional effect.

What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty

With books like Big Little Lies and other favorites, Liane Moriarty is essentially the queen of book clubs; whether or not you like the book, she always gets you talking!

In the story What Alice Forgot, a woman wakes up to discover a decade had gone, along with changes to her marriage, her connection with her sister, and many other aspects of her life that weren’t there when she last recalled herself as a 29-year-old. She must put together the events of the last ten years since her memory is gone.

I believe the themes discussed in this book will particularly appeal to women in their 30s and 40s who participate in book clubs. The ideal book for anybody looking for a light-hearted read with a ton of depth and discussion-worthy material.

Such A Fun Age by Kiley Reid

I almost placed this one in the contentious category because in my experience reading it as a group, it’s been relatively polarizing on how people felt about how skillfully it covered crucial subjects. Some people thought it didn’t delve deep enough, and others loathed the characters the most.

In a book that isn’t overly gloomy but is nevertheless striking in how it highlights the complexities in debates about race, white saviors, and all the ways even “woke” people fail no matter how well-intended, etc., I felt it was such a sharp and nuanced look at everyday racism. There is a lot to digest, but I believe this would be a fantastic discussion book for your book club if they are the thinking sort.

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The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry

This is a terrific book if you want sweet stories that simultaneously make you laugh and weep. It tells the story of a tired, lonely bookshop owner who gets a surprise that starts to offer him a second opportunity and a chance to start again.

Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982

The narrative of a South Korean lady whose mental health deteriorates as she begins emulating women’s voices from both the past and the present is a brief but incisive look at everyday sexism, misogyny, and gender inequity (both in South Korea and the rest of the globe).

As she describes her life to the doctor, we see flashes of her early years. There is a ton to talk about with this book that will speak to women worldwide! It’s also fewer than 200 pages, so if you’re looking for a quick book for your book club, this is a fantastic choice.

Young Jane Young by Gabrielle Zevin

Check out this lovely and intelligent book if you’re seeking something that will genuinely offer you something to speak about but isn’t too heavy or depressing.

The narrative of five women tied together by a scandal loosely based on the Monica Lewinsky and Bill Clinton affair, as well as all the effects that had an adverse effect on daily life. It’s about redefining yourself, making errors, and dealing with sexism and double standards in instances like these, among other things.

Lucky Boy by Shanthi Sekaran

An illegal woman from Mexico is jailed. Her son is put with an Indian-American family who has opted to foster children after dealing with infertility on their own parenting journey. This relevant tale concerns immigration, family, motherhood, and a mother’s love. It’s heartbreaking, thought-provoking, and a real winner for book clubs!

My Dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth Russell

I’ll be honest with you: reading this book is challenging. The book itself, as well as the enormous scope of topics it unearths in this story about a young girl being groomed by her teacher and the reckoning she has as an adult when things come to light about his behavior, make this a fantastic book to discuss with a book club if your book club can handle the subject matter.

If you can handle it, it’s an incredibly subtle and necessary book that brilliantly exposes the ways (and ease with which) society permits these things to happen, the depth of trauma, and the benefits of movements like the #metoo movement for victims.

A Woman is No Man by Etaf Rum

A book so excellent that I wished everyone I knew had read it so I could rave about it. Reading about Daya and her mother and discovering what really occurred in this narrative of three generations of conservative Arab American women who were born into the same family but raised decades apart was at times challenging.

It deals with family, significant decisions in life, trauma, resilience in the face of adversity, oppression, and the patriarchy’s hold on women.

Your House Will Pay by Steph Cha

A highly complicated tale to talk about that is loosely based on an actual incident. It follows two families, a Black family and a Korean family. They are still grappling with a racially motivated act of violence that occurred in the 1990s when there were riots and high levels of racial tension. Heartbreaking, suspenseful, and page-turning!

The Book of Essie

This reality television program, reminiscent of many that follow families like the Duggars, centers on the daughter of an evangelical pastor. She is also the star of the popular reality series Six for Hicks. She becomes pregnant, which might cause significant controversy.

The family will go to all lengths to maintain their good name and reputation while keeping this a secret. But Essie won’t take orders, so she makes a choice that may reveal everything. There is much to discuss, including reality TV, religion, power, and abuse.

In Five Years by Rebecca Serle

Everyone I’ve spoken to seems to either love it or detest this one, particularly the finale. I thought it was fantastic, and it hit me emotionally!

The story revolves around a lady whose painstakingly planned life is going according to plan until, on the night when her lover proposes to her, she wakes up to an entirely other life and guy five years in the future in which she spends an hour before she is returned to her everyday existence.

Even though it seemed extremely real, she brushes it off as a dream and forgets about it until years later, when she finally meets the guy from her nightmares. A fast read for the book club!

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28 Summers by Elin Hilderbrand

Even though it’s clear from the concept that this one involves cheating, I believe some folks who generally despise it were pleasantly surprised. Although they are mostly all Elin superfans I am not one of them my book club members all enjoyed it.

It’s about a long-running, private love affair that only occurs on one weekend per summer and is kept private until one of them reaches out to the other when they are both dying.

Whisper Network by Chandler Baker

Indeed, this book couldn’t be more divisive! It addresses sexism and several women’s concerns in the workplace, especially in one controlled by males. How that was done has split readers.

Similar to Big Little Lies, it follows a group of women who, when the CEO dies, decide to take things into their own hands, which has significant consequences for everyone. Their supervisor, a guy with a past and the subject of even more whispered secrets, is ready to be promoted.

We get to witness a lot of the ladies’ lives, so there is a lot to talk about women in career, friendship, and parenthood.

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An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green

Unusual sci-fi (lite) book with a lot of social criticism! This book covers a wide range of topics, including gender, social media’s influence on individuals and society (positive and negative depending on how it is utilized), online celebrities, and much more.

The Echo Wife by Sarah Gailey

The protagonist of this science fiction thriller is a scientist named Evelyn, whose husband is having an affair with a clone he created using her research. Martine, the clone, is the ideal representation of Evelyn and all her husband desires for her to be. The two women must find a solution to the situation when the husband passes away.

There are many intriguing and ethically ambiguous topics to discuss, including identity, what makes a person human, ethics, and accountability. Check out this book if your book club enjoyed Never Let Me Go and all that resulted from that conversation.

Recursion by Blake Crouch

Everyone who read it, including those who aren’t typically fans of science fiction, loved it. It’s mind-bending, twisting, and hurts your head, but in the most excellent way, so I won’t say too much about it for fear of giving anything away.

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Popular Book Club Books 2022 Considerations

  1. Grown by Tiffany D. Jackson

  2. Punching the Air by Ibi Zoboi and Yusef Salaam

  3. Far from the Tree by Robin Benway

  4. Dear Martin by Nic Stone

  5. Yolk by Mary H.K. Choi

  6. Saints and Misfits by S.K. Ali

  7. Excuse Me While I Ugly Cry by Joya Goffney

  8. Concrete Rose by Angie Thomas

  9. With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo

  10. The Library of Lost Things by Laura Taylor Namey

  11. Internment by Samira Ahmed

  12. Pride by Ibi Zoboi

  13. Love in English by Maria E. Andreu

  14. When You Look Like Us by Pamela N. Harris

  15. All Kinds of Other by James Sie

5 Tips For A Successful Book Club

Tips For A Successful Book Club

1. Select a group of people.

Make it a couples book club exclusively if you want to read just chick fiction. This also applies to you, boys… not interested in reading any fiction that doesn’t have a conflict, sporting event, or serial killer? Avoid becoming a part of the mixed-gender group. However, are you a war maniac? Having a young adult problem? Then, start by locating individuals who share your passion for the same genres.

2. Try to choose books with less than 400 pages.

300 pages or so appears to be the sweet spot enough to be insightful yet manageable for readers to complete. Most book clubs, in all honesty, are more social than literary, but that’s part of the fun! Simply said, the book provides a fantastic occasion to get together.

Save Tolstoy for your personal reading challenge, and choose works with brief, compelling narratives. It will always be more enjoyable to hang out with a group that has read the book instead of two and five non-readers.

3. Maintain a realistic timetable.

Maintain a realistic timetable

Even for voracious readers, a month is a lot. Most individuals have a list of novels they’d want to read, so if the book club meets once a month, they’ll have to put those books on hold (or are reading those books instead of the book club selection).

Aim for a decent balance once every other month (or even once every quarter if you’re okay with a larger interval). It’s crucial to adhere to a time schedule. A fair amount of planning time is two hours.

The book may be read in the following hour and fifteen minutes, with the first 45 minutes or so being used for #4 and #5 (below). Keep everyone moving forward if you’re in charge to prevent the evening from dragging on.

4. Include meals.

Feed people. Create a sign-up sheet and alternate who will bring what. After work, rushing to book club while trying to make it home in time for dinner delays arrivals, delays the discussion, and extends everyone’s departure time (and makes them less likely to want to come back).

5. Make time to just hang out.

It creates a classroom-like environment where everyone comes, and a book’s debate begins immediately. Give folks enough time to unwind from their day and catch up.

(#4) Now is the ideal time to eat. After that, you may leave the table and make a drink offering to indicate that it’s time to start talking about the book. Refer to #3 if you’re running the event; it’s preferable to have folks leave wanting more time than having spent the last half-hour planning how to skip the next book club.

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Best Books For Book Clubs

FAQs About Books For Book Clubs

What are the best book club books for women?

There are a few lists of best book club books for women. Still, some of the most popular include The Help by Kathryn Stockett, Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn, and The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins.

What are the best book club books for men?

There are a few lists of best book club books for men. Still, some of the most popular include The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown, The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown, and The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho.

What are the best book club books for young adults?

The best book club books for young adults are typically novels that are easy to read and discuss. Some popular choices include The Catcher in the Rye, To Kill a Mockingbird, and The Great Gatsby.

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