It's time again for The Broke and The Bookish's Top Ten Tuesday. This week's theme is: Ten Books I'd Love to Read With My Book Club.
I have been going to the same book club for about two and a half years now. It was my sister's book club that I joined when I moved to town. While I love the group and really enjoy going, I am by far the youngest and the only one that is not a mom (although that will change in a few months). They are much more conservative than I am, so I hold back on some of my recommendations, simply because any language and whatnot will make most of them put the book down. So my list consists of books I would love to read with them, but know they wouldn't like just because of the language or length (because trying to read a 1000 page book in a month is a lot to ask).
1. Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon:
This is one of my favorite books of all time. It's such a fun and fascinating read. However, there is a little too much language for my book club.
2. John Adams by David McCullough:
This one is just a very long book and I couldn't expect anyone to finish it in time.
3. To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee:
This one would be perfect for my book club, which is probably why they already read it before I joined.
4. Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro:
This book would spark a lively conversation for sure, but again, a little too heavy for my particular book club.
5. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas:
This one is definitely way too long for a monthly book club!
6. The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis:
I love this book and book club actually did read it last year!
7. The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson:
The context of this book, while fascinating, it very dark. I don;t think most in my book club would enjoy it.
8. The Help by Kathryn Stockett:
Again, I missed out on this one since they read the book before I joined the club.
9. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn:
This one is definitely too heavy and full of way too much language for my book club.
10. Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick:
Again, way too much language in this one. Tiffany has quite the mouth.