Top Ten Tuesday: Book club selections

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Welcome to another contribution to the wildly popular blog meme, Top Ten Tuesday hosted by the good bloggers over at The Broke and The Bookish.  This week they ask us to share lists on:

January 27: Ten Books I’d Love to Read With My Book Club/If I Had A Book Club (or you could pick a specific kind of book club — like if you had a YA book club or an adult book club or a science fiction book club etc.)

I was pretty excited about this topic.  I have secretly longed to join a book club, but all too often the titles they select just hold no interest for me.  I would probably have to start a club to find one and pick all the books to find one I would want to join.  Now I know that defeats the purpose of joining a book club, to get you out of your comfort zone and explore different types of books, but I don’t want to be that person that bitches about the book selection at each meeting (and I would).  So perhaps a blogging is the best option for me, I get to Read What I Like and share my opinions to you all.  Someday I may find a good fit, but I’m not going to hold my breath.

So for this Top Ten Tuesday I will select ten titles for an imaginary books club for readers like me who enjoy paranormal, romance, sci-fi, fantasy, dystopian and YA.  I’m going to pick five books I’ve read and five I haven’t.  I am also going to look for titles that I think might elicit good discussion.

Ten book for a book club of readers like me

  1.  The Gargoyle  Read. This was an amazing book.  Dark, gritty and difficult to read at times, but it is also a beautiful story about love.  It is a bit unusual and I think many either love it or hate it.  I loved it.
  2. ArchetypeRead.  I like the questions this book asks about society and the rights of an individual.  It also deals with topics of medical advancements, control over your own body, what makes us human and trust.  I think this YA Dystopian novel would be interesting to read as a group.
  3. The Time Traveler's Wife  Read.  This is another beautiful story about love.  A book club could also read and watch this story to compare the book to movie.  It is also interesting in the way it is formatted, moving back and forth in time.   Another great read that left me in tears.
  4. The Martian  Read.  Alright I know I’ve pimped this book quite a bit, but it is just that good!  I think this would make an excellent selection for any book club.  I have yet to find a patron I recommended it to that didn’t like it.  Husband’s that don’t finish it don’t count…
  5. Mr G: A Novel About The Creation Read.  This was a thought-provoking read that would be interesting to read in a group.  It brought up some great questions about God, creation, the universe and the purpose of life.  It is also really funny.
  6. Redshirts  To-Read.  This is for all my Trekkies out there!  I have yet to read this, but it looks like so much fun.
  7. The Diary of Adam and Eve To-Read.  Thought I should put at least one classic on the list.  This is a title that I am going to be reading for one of my challenges this year.
  8. Earth Girl (Earth Girl, #1)  To-Read.  This one looks interesting and might bring up some good questions about our environment, society, and discrimination.
  9. Outlander (Outlander, #1)  To-Read.  I wanted a book on this list that everyone seems to be talking about.  It was a toss-up between this one and A Game of Thrones.  I picked this one because I needed one I haven’t read.  If it is anything like AGOT, it should create some great conversation.
  10. It's All Greek to Me  To-Read. I wanted one fun fluffy chick-lit read on my list.  This author has a great sense of humor and might be fun to read as a group.

There you have my list, and not a single paranormal on the list…  That surprised me, but I think these titles would make great picks for a book club of readers like me.  If I had to round it out to twelve for a full year of reading I would probably add the following two titles shown below.

A Discovery of Witches (All Souls Trilogy, #1)  &  How to Flirt with a Naked Werewolf (Naked Werewolf, #1)

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