Book Club Picks |

My book club doesn’t take itself too seriously. We meet about once a month and take it in turns to pick the books we read. From time to time we get together for a movie night based on the books. This is a list of our book club picks with a short comment that reflects the consensus view. I hope that you will find it useful if you are looking for book club ideas for your group.

  • The Liars’ Gospel by Naomi Alderman. Original. Good scope for discussion.
  • The Life of Pi by Yann Martel. Thumbs up all round.
  • Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie. Noone finished it.
  • A Short History of Tractors in the Ukraine by Marina Lewycka. Good fun!
  • Notes on an Exhibition by Patrick Gale. Mixed reviews but I loved it!
  • The Gathering by Anne Enright. Would not have been our club’s choice for the Booker.
  • The Star of the Sea by Joseph O’Connor. Everyone liked it.
  • Little Bee by Chris Cleave. Reviews had over-rated it.
  • The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly. Weird and wonderful.
  • Redemption Falls by Joseph O’Connor. Relentless misery.
  • The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini. Moving.
  • In Cold Blood by Truman Capote. Impressive.
  • Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote. Thumbs up all round.
  • The Hour I First Believed by Wally Lamb. Forgettable.
  • The Namesake by Jumphur Lahiri. Enjoyable.
  • Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates. Very well written and worth reading.