Monday, January 30, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday - Book Club Books

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and The Bookish.

This week's top ten list:
Top Ten Books For a Book Club

As I stated in a recent post, my friends and I have recently embarked upon our first book club, BYOB&B. So, I am excited about this top ten to receive some feedback from other bloggers about which books they would recommend. 

As a fan of YA, I tend to not know many books that would be book club worthy. Not that YA books aren't book club worthy; they just would require a very special/genre specific book club. Thus, my list is going to be a BOOK CLUB FOR THE YOUNG ADULT.

1. The Statistical Probaiblity of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. SmithWhy? Because I cannot get enough of this book. And I needed another plug for my giveaway -- Win SPOLAFS here! But, for real. This book is not just for the YA, it is for any girl who has dreams of finding love at first sight. Yet, it is the moments of growing up and witnessing your life change that resonate. 

2. The Book Thief by Marcus ZusakI confess. I have yet to read this book, but as it is my current book club book, I figure it must make a great one. I have heard wonderful things about this book and am very excited to read it. 

3. The Hunger Games by Suzanne CollinsI have heard grown-up boys say that they love this book and that the YA genre part of it shouldn't let anybody be deterred. I agree. Love, love, love this series. 

4. The Outsiders by S.E. HintonI loved this book in school. And I really did not like reading for school. So the fact I read and finished this one is a true testament to how great it is. 

5. To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper LeeAnother book read for school that I actually finished. I guess you could say I liked any classic that could fall into the YA genre. This story is so meaningful and beautiful. 

6. Before I Die by Jenny DownhamThis book has been waiting for me on my shelf for months. I want to read it. Really and truly. It just seems so sad that I never pick it up. But without actually having read it, I would believe it would have a great amount of themes and messages for any reader to take away. 

7. Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver Oh this book. It tortured me. I loved it way more than I expected to. I would make my book club read this if we didn't have a rule about already having read the books. 

8. If I Stay by Gayle Foreman Now, I have read this book. And it did a number on my heart. 

9. Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins
This is just a cute and wonderful book. The characters are poignant and the story is adorable. 

10. Divergent by Veronica RothBecause I live in Chicago and if I were to make my book club read any dystopian novel I think they would appreciate this one that is set in our great city.

What are your top ten book club books?

Please leave a comment and link. I will be sure to pay a visit.
I am excited to see what has made your TOP TEN lists this week!


  1. Oooh I like your choices. Well, a lot of these I haven't read, but they're on my list. Maybe if I were in a book club, that would force me to read them! Haha. Anyway, I totally agree about If I stay. I just read it a little while ago and it was so wonderful. I think it would be really good to read with a group, too, so you could hear other people's thoughts about Mia's experience. And so you could have someone to cry with! Haha

    Here's my list:

  2. Those are all fantastic choices! The Outsiders and Before I Fall are really great ones. I really need to read The Book Thief!
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  3. This is a great list. I read To Kill a Mockingbird every year, but it is not on my list. It is a great choice though. I keep seeing The Book Thief and it is inspiring me to pull it off the shelf and finally give it a read.

    -FABR Steph@FiveAlarmBookReviews
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  4. If I Stay...Lola...Divergent!!!!!!! AHHHHHHH Awesome list :) I totally agree :)


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  5. The Hunger Games is on my list too. And I loved the Book Thief and Lola! Though I probably would rather talk about Anna and the French Kiss. It's my favorite of the two.

    Great list!

    Here's my Top Ten.

  6. Great list! I have most of these in my TBR pile that I been dying to read!


  7. Oh Nikki!! I really wish we could start a book club!! Your list is awesome! The Statistical Probaiblity of Love at First Sight was such a beautiful book! I love it! And then Hunger Games, Divergent, Before I fall, Lola, If I stay!! AAAAAAAaaaaaa I love it!! And the others I bet they are good too, but I still need to read them! :) ;)

  8. A lot of these books I've read and loved or am waiting to read... I completely agree with To Kill a Mockingbird and The Outsiders. Great books on this list!!

    Thanks for visiting my Top Ten.

  9. Great list! Mine (also YA) is at YA Yeah Yeah if you'd like to take a look. I had The Hunger Games and To Kill A Mockingbird as well, and would probably have had If I Stay if I'd thought of it...

  10. That's a great list. My tastes are pretty eclectic and I've read quite a few of your choices. Some of those YA books are very grown up.

  11. I love the idea of Statistical Probability. It sounds very clever.

    Here is my Top Ten Books I Think Would Make Great Book Club Picks. And I hope you will sign up for my February Giveaway! Win All Kinds of Kisses or a $25 Amazon gift card!

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