Great Book Club Books

Great Book Club Books

Great Book Club Books

Due to isolation a lot of virtual book clubs have popped up, including one of my own. Me and three friends started the book club: Books before Boys.

Today I thought I would share what I think are great book club books.

The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin

What would you do if you knew the date of your death? That is the premise of this book, which makes it a great book club book. You instantly have a question to answer, not to mention a lot of things to discuss upon reading.

Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell

Forget William Shakespeare, learn about Agnes Hathaway and her family. This is gorgeous historical fiction and the writing, story and premise of the whole books is well-worth discussing. From the choice of title, to the way Maggie portrays the characters. A great read, and a book craving conversation.

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Which of Evelyn Hugo’s loves would you marry? A brilliant book, romantic and glamorous, but also topic-inducing. Perfect for a smaller book club, with great themes to discuss form LGBT+, the logistics of marriage and love, the repercussions of life etc. Did you see the twists coming?

Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen

Arguably the most famous British love story in history. But full of questions worthy of discussing in a group. From the depiction of the five sisters and their upbringing and the treatment of their parents. To Darcy’s initial introduction and his later depiction, and Mr Bingley’s stupidity. There’s a lot to breakdown.

Room by Emma Donoghue

Such a brilliant and harrowing read. It’s a book that will stay with you and I think needs to be discussed to truly get over it and understand the power that it holds. Extra points for watching the movie afterwards, a very faithful adaptation with fantastic acting.

The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd

This story covers so many themes and important acts in history, from the Civil Rights Act to female empowerment. It’s moving, funny, poignant and utterly memorable.

Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid

This book is fantastic and full of twists and turns. The opening chapters where the main character is racially cornered in a store with a white child she is babysitting, to the relationship she begins with a man who has a history with the mother of said child. It’s complicated, addictive and relatable.

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows

Who knew a book about a World War Two book club would be such a great book club book. With a beautiful cast of characters and a sad yet heartwarming story, this is a truly lovely read and one that should be shared.

What are your favourite book club books? Share your recommendations in the comments below.

Love Ellie x

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