Book Club Favorites

Book Club Favorites

Many book club selections seem to change every year, but not book club favorites. These books seem to stick around year after year making excellent reading selections for book clubs.

While these novels may seem to be a little tougher reads than the standard book club fair, but they're still very entertaining.

What makes these favorites slower going is what also makes them special: powerful messages, strong characters and complex plots.

Here's a list of some book favorites you may want to put on your book club's reading list this year:

  • Animal Farm by George Orwell
  • Atonement by Ian McEwan
  • Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Sijie Dai
  • Bonesetter's Daughter by Amy Tan
  • Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
  • Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
  • Disgrace by J.M. Coetzee
  • Fahrenheit451 by Ray Bradbury
  • Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck
  • Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
  • House of Mirth by Edith Wharton
  • Life of Pi by Yann Martel
  • Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
  • Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
  • Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
  • Wicked by Gregory Maguire

Of course, the Modern Library's Best 100 Books of All Time is made up of many perennial club favorites as well.

Remember, reading any of this books will put you in good company, as book clubs all over pick these books each year. Even if you read some of these books in high school or college, you'll likely find new meaning in them as an adult.

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