Top Ten Books I’d Encourage My (imaginary) Book Club To Read!


Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the wonderful The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s list are the Top Ten Books I’d Love to Read With My Book Club/If I Had A Book Club.

Books are in no particular order with book images going to the Goodreads page!

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The Memory Book Rowan Coleman- I have read this book recently and was, I admit, very hesitant to start it because it was compared to Me Before You. Me Before You (regular readers of my blog, you may fall asleep now…) is one of my favourite books of all time. I need not have worried though as I thought it was brilliant!

Lies We Tell OurselvesRobin Talley- Ooh, I loved this book. More people need to read it, so I’d definitely suggest it as a book club read!


 Golden BoyAbigail Tarttelin– This book will appear on many more of my Top Ten lists. I can’t resist putting it on them. It’s an amazing, emotional read.

The MadnessAlison Rattle– Another book that I rave about whenever given chance. I love Alison Rattle’s writing. This book is so atmospheric and a stunning read!

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TroubleNon Pratt– This book was a stand out debut for me in 2014. I like Non’s incredibly sharp writing style!

Dear KillerKatherine Ewell– This book is the lowest rated book to appear on the list, but it’s such a thought provoking interesting read that I’d be intrigued to discuss it with others. I may not have liked this book as much as the others it shares the list with, but months on I’m still thinking about it.


Something RealHeather Demetrios– I’m pretty sure my pupils change into love hearts when I think of this book. I’d have to share it with others to see if their feelings are mutual about it!

The Snow ChildEowyn Ivey– A charming book which I’d love more readers to discover!

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Me Before YouJojo Moyes– If I was publishing this list in order than this one would definitely be top. You’d HAVE to read it to be part of my book club! Ha! 😉

The HelpKathryn Stockett– A gorgeous book, beautifully written and so powerful. I LOVE IT!

I think my book club would be incredibly intense but an interesting, thought-provoking book club! What books would you like to discover with your book club? (imaginary book club or real!) Let me know! Please feel free to leave a link to your posts and I’ll stop by!

80 thoughts on “Top Ten Books I’d Encourage My (imaginary) Book Club To Read!

  1. I still have yet to read The Help. I really need to. I haven’t seen the movie yet because I want to read the book first. The Snow Child is one I hope to get to this year. I started it last year, but it was the wrong book for the mood I was in. I’ve heard wonderful things about it.

    Great list!

  2. I’ve had my eye on Me Before You for a while now! I haven’t read anything by the author but I know a lot of bloggers have, even if they’re mainly YA bloggers. I love good adult fiction as well so I think it might be a good one to add some variety to my TBR pile! My TTT

  3. I pretty much just added everyone one of these books to my trb! I hadn’t heard of a lot of them and they sound incredible! Dear Killer and Something Real I’ll probably end up reading really soon! Can I join you book club please?? You can pick the books every week!!

  4. Great list, Chrissi. ‘Me Before You’ is already in my list because of the movie version. I love The Help movie but haven’t read the book. Oh Lies We Tell Ourselves is familiar – it might be suggested by my book-loving friend. Anyway can’t wait to explore!

  5. I haven’t read any of these. I’ve heard good things about Something Real. I think it’s weird that for as much as us bloggers like talking about books none of us actually has a book group. Introverts unite! (separately)

  6. The Help is a good one! I wish I would have had that one as a book club read, there would be a lot to talk about. Also, The Madness is a book I’ve listed on my TBR and since forgotten about. Thanks for the reminder!

  7. All those except The Help are new to me, and even with that one I’ve only seen the film. They all look interesting, though. Might put a few on my TBR list. Thanks for stopping by my blog! 😀

  8. Oh, I definitely agree about Lies We Tell Ourselves! That would be a great one to discuss with a group. And I think The Snow Child would be really thought-provoking as well, as there’s a lot that is open to the reader’s interpretation. My online group read Me Before You a couple of months ago, and we were all a mess over it! We loved it, and really enjoyed the conversation, but boy, were there tears. 🙂 Great list!

  9. I definitely agree that Lies We Tell Ourselves and Dear Killer would make great book club reads! One of my favorite things about Dear Killer was the fact that it was so thought-provoking. I may be reading Something Real soon (it’s in the latest TBR poll on my blog). It looks like one that I would love. 🙂

  10. Quite a few of these came SO close to making my list (because I need to read them!) Me Before You, Lies We Tell Ourselves, Trouble, and Something Real are very high up there. I also really want to read (and obtain!) Golden Boy, it sounds like a must-read! GREAT list!

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