Read up on some older recommendations for bonus ideas. By using these simple starter questions, nonfiction books can be introduced to the club with ease and can ensure that future meetings will be filled with intelligent discussions and the exciting exchanging. The real world is chockfull of great stories that are perfect for discussion with your book club. Were making it easy this year by rounding up the best book club books 2019 has to offer. Ive included why i first read it and, if i feel its necessary, why i think it would be a good book club discussion. Not for books youd want to read at a book club unless theyre about a book club. Whats more important for good book club books is discussabilityare there topics in. Complaints about a lack of excitement in the books any particular book group chooses are common.
Use our general nonfiction questions to get book club discussions off to a good start. The glass castle by jeanette walls one of the best book club books that makes your own childhood look really really easy, this is a memoir about growing up in a completely dysfunctional family, where the family keeps moving in the middle of the night and the children eventually realize that the parents are never going to pull themselves together. This book club recommendations list contains old and new books of various genres that i think have wide appeal and provide compelling discussion topics for your book club. Book club reading recommendations the american writers. And other lessons from the crematory by caitlin doughty. It follows both the north american and british sides of the conflict, and focuses on two leaders in particular. Hunger makes me a modern girl by carrie brownstein.
Coed book club recommendations short book club recommendations 300 pages or less. Get 10% off your first order at the scholastic store online when you sign up. In my experience unless youre in a book club with specialized tastes, a good book club book. The immortal life of henrietta lacks by rebecca skloot. This nonfiction collection of stories revolves around strange tales of quirky princesses, and it will appeal to everyone in your book club because its just so interesting. Its not about trying to make sure everyone will like the book. Having your book club pals around to wade through the difficult or confusing parts can help spark conversation and open new dimensions to a book. Non fiction book club questions westfield memorial library. The best nonfiction books by category in addition to the top 10 nonfiction books listed above, i have put together more specific book recommendations by category. Here are the best nonfiction books and memoirs of 2018 so far. If your book offers a cultural portraitof life in another country or region of your own country. Online shopping for book club picks from a great selection at books store. Receive book suggestions, reading tips, educational activities, and great deals.
Heres a complete list of every book recommended over the years, from an american marriage to wild. Finding the best book club book can be tough since most book clubs have people with differing tastes. Last year, you and everyone else in your book club fell in love with cheryl strayeds wild, so this year, youre looking to add more nonfiction books by women to your reading roster. I tend to think all book club selections should be on the short side to accommodate a variety of reading schedules for book club members. From pulitzer prizewinning novels to contemporary memoirs, these conversation starting books will appeal to your book club. While some kids naturally gravitate toward informational writing, those who love a good story often feel that reading nonfiction is a chore.
We have lively discussion and bonus resources to help you more deeply enjoy our selections as well as occasional live author visits. The 15 best nonfiction books for your current reading list. Give it a try narrative nonfiction and memoirs make great choice to promote conversation, because of their emphasis on a story. The huffington post selected the tigers wife for our now discontinued book club in 2011, and with good reason. This book is great for history buffs and factoidfinders and maybe a reluctant reader or two, because there are illustrations. For additional book club recommendations, check out my. For starters, its a great way to remove some of the intimidation that many. The best nonfiction books for book clubs that are sure to spark. But, the books on this list are especially shortaround 300 pages or less. Obrehts portrayal of a southeast europe corrupted by war yet inspired by legends and fairy tales is both touching and deeply important. The top one or two books in each category are listed at the beginning of each page. Book club members and voracious readers alike will find something to pique their interest.
Hamilton fans, if you cant get enough of revolutionary history, this book is your next read. Nprs book concierge our guide to 2015s great reads. Similiar to our list of 100 fiction books to read in a lifetime, this list of 50 nonfiction books contains recommendations you might actually read if you havent already. Not sure about including nonfiction in your book club selections. The titles in this weeks list will get the conversation jumping again. In mondays book club 101 post, we talked about how a fabulous book club discussion starts with the right book and it takes more than a great book to make a great book club novel to gather this list of 40 book club favorites, i polled you on the mmd facebook page, asked you on twitter, and combed through your suggestions here. These nonfiction books for book clubs include inspiring reads as well as high octane narrative works thatll have your group talking long into. We have a standard set of questions that we use for most of our book club discussions you can find them at questions for a book club youll quickly work out that you need a wide variety of books to keep the interest level high, stopping people from dropping out. This years edition of the concierge is dedicated to the memory of longtime npr book critic alan cheuse produced by nicole cohen, rose friedman, petra mayer and beth novey designed by annette elizabeth allen, david eads, becky lettenberger and wes lindamood published dec. There are tons of benefits to reading nonfiction in your book club.
While many books feature discussion questions or reading guides, there are so many more discussion worthy books that dont come with questions. Plus, you want to make sure its a book people will have strong feelings about so theres stuff to discuss. Take a look at the most searched books on litlovers. A list of classic and current book club favorite reads. More often than not, book clubs tend to skew toward fiction in their selections, but there is a rich and incredibly entertaining world lingering on those nonfiction shelves.
Nonfiction book club for the love of books has 1,884 members. There is nothing better than discussing good books with your friends. Home book club reading recommendations check out the lists below for your next reading inspiration. And a few hard truths about sneaking into the hollywood boys club by nell scovell. Lets start off 2020 right with a selection of the best book club books. Oprahs book club list all 83 books oprah has recommended. Score a book s total score is based on multiple factors, including the number of people who have voted for it and how highly those voters ranked the book.
The best nonfiction books of 2019 include memoirs set in portland, oregon, boca raton, florida and the upper east side of manhattan, a trio of instant feminist classics, and a. If youve been struggling to find some good questions, we have ideas for that too. The following is a list of the top 15 nonfiction books to add to your reading list right now. Nonfiction book club for the love of books facebook. Nonfiction book club questions add these questions to your standard book club list. Since there are so many great books worthy of discussion, many book clubs may find it difficult to pick the best books which can foster great discussion.
My 3,000mile journey around wild alaska, the last great. Our lists of book club favorites curious about what other book clubs are interested in. Thus we are here to offer you the best book club recommendations books that everyone will enjoy reading. Yet, theyre incredibly meaty and will spark lively book club discussions despite their brevity. Here are a dozen fiction and nonfiction recommendations for exactly this type of book books that are rewarding to read and discuss, that feel good without feeling mushy. Some of these are the best book club books from my own book clubs over the years and others are ones i wish my book club had read. The best book club picks including fiction, nonfiction, memoir. General questions for nonfiction book clubs asking the right questions during a book club can make all the difference in the world. Nonfiction books can be a great addition to any book club and offer a nice change of pace from typical reading group fiction selections. Short book club recommendations sarahs bookshelves. Its good for those who practice religion and those who dont. Ive tried to include content warnings when i remember them. Nonfiction books that are perfect for your book club. This list of book club books has nonfiction, chicklit, young adult and middle grade titles, history books and parenting books.
This curated list covers the gamut of nonfiction, from compelling war stories to key feminist texts, to unbelievable struggles for survival, to tales of life in the culinary trade. Its no secret that were big fans of book clubs and the community and camaraderie they promote we have one after all. Here, weve rounded up the best oprahs book club books, for those of. Oprahs book club has highlighted the best books to read since 1996. For starters, its a great way to remove some of the intimidation that many people feel when approaching nonfiction.759 330 736 904 1508 925 503 140 1200 112 419 100 795 209 991 300 1000 600 1407 935 1442 842 1293 1575 988 1612 1136 417 229 1346 10 1340 101 1415 128 157 242 642 1068 761 824 768 1287 374 816 781 618