Ten Books To Read With A Book Club

27 January 2015

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke & The Bookish in which we can showcase the top ten books we feel deserve the spotlight according to the topic of the week. This week's topic is books to read with a book club.

Now, I'm not actually part of a book club, online or otherwise, but these are the books I think would spark some interesting discussions. I love all of these books and have refrained from gushing about them to my non-reader friends, but so many of you guys will know my feels. They're all amazing.

Books with taboo issues always spark the most interesting discussions, and it doesn't get much more taboo than incest. There are going to be people out there who hate this novel, but if you love it, don't be scared to admit it. I adored this book and will definitely be reading it again. It's just such a powerful story.

Pretty much anything by John Green would be a good choice for a book club read and most of you will understand why. Green gets pretty deep and has no issue writing heartbreaking stories that will stay with you for years to come.

Stockholm Syndrome is a very scary reality, but this novel is one of the best I've ever read. It's strange to be in the head of someone who is falling in love with their captor, but this story is so powerful and so moving that you can't help but understand.

As far as issue books go, this one is probably my favourite of all time. This novel is told in dual perspectives... at the same time. The way Hannah's audiotapes are written is heartbreaking, and her battle with depression really spoke to me.

Cancer is always a difficult subject to read about, but Teodora Kostova nailed it. This is a new adult novel that I read a couple of years ago and I loved it. I laughed, I cried, and I wanted the world to read this novel. 

I'm kind of cheating here because I'm including the whole series. I think Harry Potter is a fantastic series to read with a book club, due simply to the fact that there will be people who have never actually read this novel. I, personally, grew up with it, so it surprises me when I come across a person my age who has never delved into this world. I just think that every single person in this world needs to read these books.

This is a book that has stuck with me since I first read it not long after it was released. Though it's quite predictable in places, the story itself is beautiful. You'll find yourself completely immersed in this novel, and believe me, the conclusion to this mystery is something you're going to want to talk about.

This novel features a heavily disguised abusive relationship that so many people don't pick up on. I'm almost positive that the author didn't mean for the world to see the relationship in this way, so it would be interesting to see how your book club portrays this novel.

Fairytale retellings are always a good one to discuss with people, especially if the fairytale in question is one of their favourites. This retelling of Cinderella is about as far from the original as it can get, so it's definitely a good pick.

Set in a society where love can be eradicated, this is an interesting series that will give you some crazy feels. I told so many people about these books after I read them, so I know that it would be a good book to read with other people.


  1. Stolen was such an amazing book. I fell in love with her captor too, and boy did it rip me to shreds when I finished it. It so so beautiful. What did you think of Beautiful Disaster?

  2. I know right? I was so heartbroken. I actually loved Beautiful Disaster. I thought the writing was good and the relationship written well (as an abusive relationship). I read Walking Disaster too and fell in love with Travis all over again. Despite the controversial issues surrounding this story, I found it hard not to adore the characters. Have you read it? If so, what did you think?

  3. Great books! I bought Forbidden not too long ago because I was desperate to read it because the plot was just so out there, and wouldn't you guess it's just been sitting on my shelf.... :/ lol

  4. Any particular reason you haven't read it or is it just a lack of time thing?

  5. For the Love of the PageJanuary 27, 2015 8:55 pm

    No! Honestly, library books and books to read for review just kind of monopolize my time. I really need to learn to stay away from the library.

  6. Yeah I get that. Well I hope you get a chance to read it soon. It's absolutely heartbreaking in the best kind of way.

  7. Cecilie BlombergJanuary 29, 2015 9:22 am

    What a great list! I really like what you said about Beautiful Disaster. I agree that many wouldn't pick up on the abusiveness of the relationship. I didn't myself. I thought it was realistic, although I hated how Abby treated Travis at times.

    Also, your blog is so beautiful! You earned a new follower in me :)

    Cucie @ Cucie reads

  8. I will admit that I've read this book twice and only the second time did I pick up on the subtle abusiveness. I still absolutely adored the novel, but it kind of made me sad the second time around. Nevertheless, I'd still recommend it to most anyone.

    Thank you so much! I hope you enjoy my future posts :)