Monday, October 31, 2016
Take Ten: books for your book club
It's kind of funny that this week's topic is books for a book club, since my aunt and I were just discussing this very thing. I'm not sure that I can stick to a list of ten books for a certain topic, but here are ten books that I would love to do with a book club and can recommend for just about any book club.
1. Shadows of Ladenbrooke Manor by Melanie Dobson
This one is fascinating, since it brings up interesting topics like raising a child with special needs in the 1950's when the world was all about stereotypes and pushing for women to be perfect housewives and mothers.
2. The Dandelion Field
This one is incredible! I love that it deals with teen pregnancy and some of the difficulties that accompany it.
3. The Hearts We Mend
This has been one of my very favorite stories from the past year, since it challenges the reader to over come prejudices.
4. Love Comes Calling
This one is a fun story that explores what it would be like to have ADD in the early 1900's. I thought it was well done!
5. Dear Mr. Knightley
I think just about every book club would enjoy this story, since it is chick lit at it's finest. Fun, cute, and whimsical without being cotton candy sweet.
6. A Broken Kind of Beautiful
This one is amazing, it kept me up late reading! I would love to discuss the themes in it with a club.
This one is excellent! It deals with different facets of weight, from the overweight girl to the one fighting an eating disorder. I highly recommend this one!
8. The Tutor's Daughter
For those who enjoy a good Regency era story, I think this is one of the best I have read, since it is a wonderful combination of Gothic and romance.
9. Tackling the Field
This one deals with some weighty topics, like human trafficking and rape, but the author does a marvelous job at handling it. This one is another of my favorite books from this year.
10. The Giftsnatcher
I'm kind of surprised that I liked this book. While it is well written, the story is a bit dark, having to do with magic and Jack the Ripper. There are some great parts about family curses and redemption though!
11. Dysfunction Junction
This book is well written and such a fun story about a twenty something girl who finds love while following her dreams.
12. So Not Happening
Basically, if you need a good laugh with your book club, then I highly recommend Jenny's books! Her writing is just delightful.
I think it's kind of ironic doing up a list for a book club. While I love to read and would probably love to be in a book club of like minded readers, I have a terrible time with being told what to do when it comes to reading.;) I have gotten a bit better about being told what to read, on more of a schedule, since blogging, but I still get to choose the books I read and review. I think I would have to trust the other members in order to join a book club, since I hate being told what to read and when. lol.