Top Ten Tuesday: Books We’d Love to Read With Book Clubs


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Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. The feature was created because The Broke and Bookish are particularly fond of lists (as are we!). Each week a new Top Ten list topic is given and bloggers can participate.

 Today’s Topic: Top Ten Books We’d Love to Read With Book Clubs

These books spark long, soul-fulfilling conversations.


1. How it Went Down by Kekla Magoon

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There is so much to discuss. Which characters were telling the truth? Were the others lying or did they really believe what they said? Why did the author structure the novel the way she did? How did it add to our understandings of race, gangs, and friendship?

2. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

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When I taught this book, my students had rich conversations. The time would fly by, and before we knew it, the bell would ring. Now that I am in doctoral school, I miss discussing this book very much.

3. A Snicker of Magic by Natalie Lloyd


Are you tired of hearing about this book? Well I am not tired of talking about it. It would be a wonderful book to discuss in a book club. We would have to eat ice cream while discussing it, of course.

4. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green


I suspect this will be a book on many lists. My copy has dozens of flags, which is a good sign that there is much to discuss in a book club!

5. The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls

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I love this book with every ounce of my soul. I feel like I could talk about it for hours upon hours in a book club and still think of aspects to discuss!


1. The Giver by Lois Lowry

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I love to talk about these books, so they’d be perfect for a book club! I think they are so much deeper and more intricate than the initially seem.

2. Graceling Realm by Kristin Cashore


So we could gush about all of the twists and turns in the stories, the surprises, the action, and, of course, the romances!

3. Paper Towns by John Green


This book would be perfect to have as a book club book here in Orlando! Not only does it take place here, it is a John Green book which means there is so much to talk about.

4. Reading Ladders by Teri Lesesne

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I’ve always wanted to have a teacher book club with this book, and then make a whole bunch of reading ladders as references.

5. The Spellman Files (series) by Lisa Lutz


Have you not read these books?!?! They are hilarious! They’d be so much fun to laugh over with a club.

Which books would you like to read with a book club?

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