Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.
I have to admit I really like today's topic, especially because I'm going to host a readalong/book club discussion next month for "The Lies of Locke Lamore" by Scott Lynch. I'll announce it soon! So today I'll mainly name books I already read, but some of them I'd love to reread or read for the first time. So if you're interested to read any of these books or other books together with me (or Maura or both of us), feel free to comment down below our Tweet us on Twitter!
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak is kind of a stample for bookclub books. I things that's okay, because this book is so wonderful! If you don't know, it takes places during Second World War in Germany and it's about this little girl Liesel. We're following her through her life in this difficult time. There're so many things in this book you could discuss and so many things you could talk about, that's why I think this is a book that should be discussed in book clubs!
Phantom by Susan Kay I think this is the most discussed book in our family xD I'm a huge fan of Phantom of the Opera, I was named after the female main character (which I hate, how ironic), I watched the film for the first time when I was six, I read until today every book adaptation and watched almost every film adaptation. Soo...you can say I'm a bit obsessed :D But this book is great and there are so many aspects you can discuss! It's basically about a boy born with a deformities and then we see how his life goes. It's cruel and beautiful at the same time and I love, love, love this book!
Every Day by David Levithan Okay, this book is more modern than the other two, but there's a lot of stuff for discussions, though. I think there are YA books you read and you are entertained, and then there are YA books making you thing about the world and god and love and all the other things you could thing about. Every Day is such a book. It's about A who wakes up in a different body every day. This book talks about homosexual things, about question of god and believe and what makes you. It's really beautiful!
Fifty shades of grey by E. L. James I know what you're thinking! xD I haven't read this book yet and I'm not sure if I want to, but if I'd read this book, I'd read it together in a book club. I think this is a book you should discuss, at least to have a little fun together talking about some scenes xD I don't think I'll ever read it, but if you're planning to read it, let me know, maybe I'll try it then :D
Love Letter to the Dead by Ava Dellaira Normally I don't like contemporary books, but I think that you can't discuss Fantasy books that good in book clubs. I prefer reading them on my own, because I think there not that many aspects you could discuss with a lot of other people, but with yourself or a friend. I don't know, I think contemporary fit better :D This one is about an girl names Laurel who's writing letters to death people to overcome the suicide of her older sister May. I think that's a really touching content, but it's so well done!
Prince of Thorns by Mark Lawrence Okay, actually I don't like discussing Fantasy books in book clubs, but THIS ONE: God there are so many aspects I'd like to argue about. It's about this cruel THIRTEEN YEARS OLD boy who likes raping girls and killing people and who insists to become the king of this messed up kingdom. Guys, if you read this book: Text me, we have stuff to discuss!
The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson God, this book is soo good! It's a dystopian book about ethical question and science. There's this girl who has an accident and only 10% of her brain remain, but because of the special science there able to recover her. But the question is: Is she still herself? There are so many great questions about ethic things, medicine and what makes you yourself.
Wonder by R. J. Palacio Auggie is the sweetest kid I've ever met in books! He was born with deformities and in this book we get to know him. But we're not only talking about how bad his life is, we see his life from different POV's and it's not depressing at all, it's beautiful and touching. This is one of those books that makes you permanently smiling while you read and when are finished with it, you'll miss reading it.
The Perks of being a wallflower by Stephen Chbosky Honestly I think this is one of those books everyone read at least once in life. Charlie and his first year in High School is such a relatable and amazing content. You read this book and you feel like you're reading a guide how to survive High School and how to deal with the difficult parts while you grow up. I learned a lot from this book and I'd love to read it with every book club again.
The Humans by Matt Haig I actually read this book with a book club and it was awesome! This book is sooo amazing! We had amazing discussion and so I'd read it again if I had a book club. This book makes you thing about Humans in general and about yourself. It's so funny and beautiful and sad and....wonderful! Such a great book!
EXTRA ROUND: CLASSICS I'D LOVE TO READ WITH MY BOOK CLUB!
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte I started this book once but didn't finish it. I don't know why, because it was really good! There's a lot of stuff to discuss and I think it would be amazing to read it together with some nice booknerds :)
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee This is an American Classic and I wanted to read this book for forever. But I'm kind of afraid to don't get it, so if you're interested in reading this too, great, let's read it together!
The Tempest by William Shakespeare You're wrong. I don't want to read this because of Warner......I'm honestly interested in it.