Top 10 Best Books
for Book Clubs in 2009

What were the best books for book clubs in 2009? Good question!

As the holidays approach and the year comes to a close, book clubs across the country are getting ready to pull together next year's book club reading lists.

Sure, these discussions can sometimes be a little heated. Others suffer from a definite lack of recommendations!

So, here's a look at some of this year's best reads to provide some fodder and guidance for that pending discussion.

Thanks to Weekly Geeks for collecting these "Top 10" lists!

Top 10 Best Books

#1 A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick (literary fiction)

#2 The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson (thriller)

#3 The Help by Kathryn Stockett (literary fiction)

#4 Shanghai Girls by Lisa See (literary fiction)

#5 The City & The City by China Mieville (science fiction mystery)

#6 The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood (literary fiction)

#7 The Magicians by Lev Grossman (fantasy)

#8 Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger (science fiction)

#9 Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese (literary fiction)

#10 The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley (mystery)

About This Top 10 List

I've chosen these 10 books because they are all accessible, fun reads.

Plus, they also provide plenty of material for discussion that reading groups can really sink their teeth into.

To find discussion questions for these books, check the back of the book (many include a book club discussion guide). If there is no guide there, check the publisher's website for book club questions.

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