Discover Book Club Reading Lists

Many book clubs struggle to find good books to read, and that's where book club reading lists come in.

Award Lists

Looking at the major book awards is one way to find great book lists.

For example, the Booker Prize is a highly-esteemed literary award. Some of the most intriguing Booker Prize winners include:

  • The Conservationist by Nadine Gordimer
  • Disgrace by J.M. Coetzee
  • Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie
  • The Siege of Krishnapur by J. G. Farrell
  • Oscar and Lucinda by Peter Carey
  • The Ghost Road by Pat Barker

Other book awards that are great sources for reading lists include the Pulitzer Prize and the Nobel Prize in Literature.

Tip: You'll also want to check out our Top Book Club Books: 10 Picks list for a listing of books that will provoke discussion in your reading group.

Specific genres also have there own awards, for example the Hugo Award for science fiction would be a great book list for a sci fi book club. The Oprah Book Club List is an excellent reading list compiled by Oprah Winfrey.

You may also want to check out other books written by these Oprah's book club authors.

Here's even more tips on compiling book club lists.

Membership Book Clubs

Membership book clubs are also a great source of information and ideas for reading selections. These are services you sign up for, and in turn you get discounted rates on books.

They also send you the latest book information by email or snail-mail, which often includes author interviews, book recommendations, and lists of the most popular books.

Your Library

Your local library is another good source for book reading lists. Either ask your librarian for recommendations, or see what types of book club programs they offer.

Many libraries even offer book club kits, which contain multiple copies of a single title along with discussion questions -- a great and free source of book club reading material!

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