Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature meme created over at the Broke and The Bookish. This week’s topic is Ten Books I Would Want to Read With my Book Club.
1. Wild By: Cheryl Strayed- I just finished her book Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on love and life from Dear Sugar and it was amazing. Strayed has a way of putting her thoughts into words, and she is so eloquent. In a lot of her advice she talks about her personal life which I know she touches on a lot in Wild, so I think it would be a great book to discuss.
2. I Am Malala By: Malala Yousafzai- This girl is amazing! Her struggles and the rights she is trying to obtain for women in oppressive countries are just astounding. What a role model!
3. The End of Your Life Book Club By: Will Schwalbe- I think this one would be a tough read, but I think that it would create some great discussion. The author starts a “book club” with his mother who is dying of cancer.
4. Gone With the Wind By: Margaret Mitchell- I have always wanted to read this book! I think it would be great to sit down with a group of girls and discuss the issues of the times from the book and also kind of compare it to the movie.
5. Quiet By: Susan Cain- This is a book about the world of introverts. How introverts live in society, how society may not be the best environment for some introverts, etc. I myself am a social introvert, so I love being around others, but I also need my quiet, alone time or I get very cranky!
6. The Opposite of Loneliness By: Marina Keegan- This is a collection of posthumous essays and stories written by Keegan. She passed away a couple of days after her college graduation. She wrote a great essay entitled The Opposite of Loneliness, which happened to be the last essay she wrote for her school and it was great. This made me interested in her other work.
7. We Were Liars By: E. Lockhart- This book sounds really good. I have been becoming more of a YA book fan, and so this one sounds like it would be fun to delve into and then talk about all the juicy gossip.
8. Not That Kind of Girl By: Lena Dunham- I love Lena! I have drunken the Kool Aid, and I can’t get enough of her. I have heard this book is pretty funny, which would be fun to reminisce about with a group of girls!
9. The Invention of Wings By: Sue Monk Kidd- An Oprah’s book club book. I mean, do I need to say more?
10. The Poisonwood Bible By: Barbara Kingsolver- I have tried to start this twice, and people can’t believe I haven’t gotten sucked in. My cousin did say though that it took about 50 pages or so. I think maybe if I read this for a book club I would be able to press through.