Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday-- Book Club Books

Top Ten Tuesday is a really cool original feature/weekly meme created over at The Broke and The Bookish. Each week they post a new Top Ten List that bloggers join in on answering... and today (November 1st) I'm one of them :)

Today's Topic

Top Ten Book Club Books

  • These are just some books that I think would make for really good book club discussions.

1.  The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis- This book is so disturbing that I can't imagine it not bring up tons of discussion points.
2.  Wrecked by Maria Padian- I think sexual assault on college campus needs talked about more-- also, Richard HAS to make for some heated discussions.
3.  The Way I Used to Be by Amber Smith- Another sexual assault book.  This one is from the victim's POV and is a lot more emotional.  Definitely an important book.
4.  Asking for It by Louise O'Neill- HOLY CRAP. This book blew me away and made me think about SO MUCH.  I would love for my book club to read this.
6.  The Light Fantastic by Sarah Combs- A very thought provoking book.  It made me think a lot about life and the WHYs of depression, anger, and aggression.

7.  This is Where It Ends by Marieke Nijkamp- This wasn't a fave of mine, but it's definitely a discussion-worthy book.
8.  Every Exquisite Thing by Matthew Quick- This book is kind of crazy.  It's all over the place and the characters are really unlikable, but it's about obsessions, mental health, and being yourself.  Also, what book clubber couldn't relate to finding a book that changes your life?
9.  Firsts by Laurie Elizabeth Flynn- SO much that could be discussed.  This is a book that's going to make people uncomfortable.  It's not a perfect book and THINGS happen that IRKed me, but the main idea of this book is so honest and brave, and I really really want my book club to read this.
10.  Delicate Monsters by Stephanie Kuehn- Stephanie Kuehn always writes books that make me feel uncomfortable.  This one is about a group of sociopathic teens that are missing empathy for others.
11.  Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews- I just think everyone should read this book.  I mean, it's about cancer and it's hilarious??  How does that even work?

So which books would you put on your book club's To-Read List??

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  1. I haven't read a single one of these... whoops! I am interested in Delicate Monsters though! Thanks for sharing :D

    Here are my Top Ten!

  2. The Way I Used To Be is SUCH a great book. It made me angry and nervous and sad. Seriously, it's the type of book everyone should read. Totally agree about This Is Where It Ends!! && I loooved Firsts, but agree on that one also. I think people will get super uncomfortable with it. hahah

  3. I've heard a lot of things about Me, Earl and the Dying Girl and I might want to check it out! Great list!

    Here’s my TTT!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

  4. I haven't read these yet but most are already on my TBR. I've heard so many good things about Me, Earl and the Dying Girl!

  5. Firsts would be a great book club pick!! I haven't read any of these other ones. :( They all sound amazing though!

  6. I want to read all of these, but The Female of the Species is highest on my list. :)

    Lauren @ Always Me

  7. Wow, I can see a lot of these being great for animated group discussions! I've hear a lot about The Female of the Species, but it just sounds a bit too intense for me.

  8. Great choices! I did a book club books post a while back, but I should make a new list. I'd include With Malice, Learning to Swear in America ... I could not finish Female of the Species, but I'd be excited to attend a book club meeting on that one.
    Thanks so much for stopping by! Jen @ YA Romantics

  9. There are SO MANY great books on your list, thank you for compiling and sharing! I so agree with you on: Wrecked; This is Where it Ends; and Firsts. I read all of those this year and just....gaaaah. Also, I spy a few other books I've been keeping an eye on--so thanks for that!

    Happy book-ing to you in the future! My TTT is right here, if you want to check it out--but no worries if you don't! <3

  10. Great topic! I think a lot of my favorite books would make great book club discussion books like Ballads of Suburbia by Stephanie Kuehnert.

  11. Ooh, I see a lot of reads here from my TBR! I loved your review of The Female of the Species- sounds oh so disturbing but unforgettable. Asking for It, Wrecked and The Way I Used to Be are a few other titles I have read great and positive reviews about. :)

  12. I saw a discussion on another blog about The Female of the Species, so yeah I would say a good book for a book club discussion. And delicate Monsters and Me and Earl are also good picks. The sociopathic teens part has me curious.

  13. Oh my goodness- I love Matthew Quick! I have read two of his books and both have been so thought provoking! I should really take a look at Every Exquisite Thing. I am a part of a book club and we're always struggling to find something to read.

    Great list.

  14. These are such great choices, omg. I've read Asking For It and WOW. Some of the other books on your list caught my interest too. This Is Where it Ends actually got me more interested in stories like that, so I ordered Violent Ends and Shooter off bookoutlet.

  15. I really, really want to read Asking for It and Firsts! I loved The Way I Used to Be. Great list, Michelle!

  16. Oh I LOVE this list and everything you put on it! I still need to read Asking For It but you know I am over the moon with your inclusions of Every Exquisite Thing and The Female of the Species!

  17. Great choices. The Light Fantastic is on my TBR list. It sounds fascinating.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

  18. I've been curious about Mindy McGinnis' books for a while now but never read one. Perhaps at some point I'll make time for them. Thank you as always for visiting Finding Wonderland, Michelle. :)

  19. Great list! I have yet to read Asking For It, but it is on my wishlist, and from all that I've heard about it it would make such a great book club pick!

  20. I'm very curious about Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, I'll have to check it out 😊
    My TTT: http://bit.ly/2fIpkuS

  21. I've read This Is Where It Ends and Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, and I agree with your comments about them both. I won a copy of Firsts from the author over the summer, so I'm excited to read that one!