It’s That Time! Suggestions For a Book Club, FOURTH Edition

My Massachusetts Book Club honors me with occasional requests to suggest a title. This is Edition Three!  Four.

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The first time, I sug’d some lovely fiction choices and they chose HEFT by Liz Moore. I highly recommend the post about the books if you click on this link HERE.  The second time, I suggested this list from which they choose State of Wonder. Third Edition: Care’s BOOK CLUB FIVE Post. from which they decided upon Behind Her Eyes.

This time is the FOURTH list of 5 to suggest. And I’m trying to figure out if I should take the afternoon off from work to attend the meeting…

  1. Goodbye, Vitamin by Rachel Khong. Just a lovely story, really. 

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2. Idaho by Emily Ruskovich.  Lots to discuss and very readable.

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3.  Sing, Unburied, Sing  by Jesmyn Ward – National Book Award winner; destined to be a classic.

pieratingsml4. White Tears by Hari Kanzru – many are rooting for this  in the Tournament of Books. I’m just starting it and it has gripped my attention.

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and  5. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas – a very well done YA story on an important issue and because a movie is being made about it — who doesn’t love to read the book before the movie?

 

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Have you read any of these? Which would you recommend as a book club read? Which would you most like to read? I will share which was chosen by the club as soon as I hear…

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15 thoughts on “It’s That Time! Suggestions For a Book Club, FOURTH Edition

  1. Karen K.

    My library book group is reading The Hate U Give at the end of the month, but I didn’t go last month so I don’t have a copy. . . might be very timely though! Let us know what you decide.

  2. Well naturally I have read the four TOB picks! I was really wishing The Hate U Give had been included on the TOB long list as a prompt for me to read it.

    From the four that I have read, I think that Idaho (even though I disliked it), Sing, Unburied Sing and/or White Tears would be great because there can be a lot of discussion around “what really happened” but Goodbye Vitamin would be good as well because it is very accessible. I think most readers will be able to relate to it.

  3. Sarah's Book Shelves

    I loved Goodbye, Vitamin, but I’m not sure there’s a ton for a book club to talk about there. The Hate U Give would def spark some discussion and I liked it too.

    I did not like Sing, Unburied, Sing at all, but I do think it would spark discussion. I also wasn’t a big fan of Idaho…but, again I think it would be good for discussion…mainly because not everyone will like it.

    Haven’t read White Tears…

    1. And yet, I found lots to admire about Goodbye Vitamin and not just the story but the style. Books that everyone likes often suffer from nothing to say.

  4. Pingback: My Book Club Chose Sing, Unburied, Sing – Care's Books and Pie

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