What does it take for a book to become a book club favorite? Of the thousands of books published annually, a small subset manages to hit the sweet spot between entertainment value and social relevance that fuels discussion within local clubs and reading group giants such as Oprah and The Guardian. But with all the biggies vying for your attention and your book club to please, how to decide? We pick our all-time book club favorites by theme, so you can pair your reading group with the perfect read. Let us know your favorites in the comments!
Must-Read Book Recommendations For Every Type of Book Club
Need to find a book for your book club? From evocative novels about love, life and family to true stories full of conversation-sparking hot topics, we've got the best book recommendations for every type of reader and reading group.
Sure, we love the wine and the camaraderie, but the among the top pleasures of a good book club discussion is having a great book to rave about or ravage through lively debate. This fall's lineup of top reading-group-ready reads brings us new novels by Elizabeth Gilbert, Jhumpa Lahiri and Stephen King; new paperback editions of award-winning fiction including Louise Erdrich's "The Round House" and A.M. Homes' "May We Be Forgiven"--plus Adam Johnson's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, "The Orphan Master's Son." Don't forget all the stories of family drama, including Domenica Ruta's addiction memoir, "With or Without You." Here, we shortlist the top reads reads sure to get your book group's conversation flowing, whether you're eager to discuss family, faith, politics, parenthood, celebrity or coming-of-age.