Top book club reads for 2018
10 Terrific Book Club Books to Get Your Book Club Talking | Book RiotI have been a part of one or more book clubs for over 20 years, and I have learned a few things about what makes a book club successful and how to get your book club talking. I have two cardinal rules in selecting the best book club books: choose mostly books available in paperback and pick books that will foster great discussion. While you occasionally want to read the hot new bestseller with your book club, the truth is that a lot people just cannot afford to buy new hardbacks all the time. I have found that participation is better when you choose books that are more affordable in paperback, can be borrowed from the library, or can be purchased used. The following list includes ten tried-and-true book club picks.
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Have your book club picks been going a little stale? All of these books were published in , and I made sure to include a variety of genres to entertain even the finickiest book club reader. It will make you fall in love with reading all over again. In it, Jones tackles racism and mass incarceration in America all while creating an imminently readable world full of characters you will love. Another hard-hitting book that tackles tough topics with grace and beauty, this novel grapples with the AIDs epidemic of the s. The story stretches from Chicago to present day Paris and is a gorgeous must-read.
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Which is why we prefer to reflect instead on the wonderful literary gifts the year has bestowed. Our favorite books draw on politics and the news , whether via wrongful incarceration, MeToo , or the divide between generations. But they also totally captivate us with gorgeously-crafted sentences, their singular take on modern stories, and their insouciance. Get off Insta, press pause on your Netflix queue , and plump up a few pillows. Now it's time to read. Majestic oaks.