I've been asked to lead a Women's Book Club at our church. To be honest, I've never even attended a book club, so don't ask why I said yes!!! Can you all recommend some books that might be good for this? I assume there will be an age range of 35-75, and nothing too risque, please, as it will be a church group. However, I'm not really looking for a religious book, just something that would be interesting and generate a lot of discussion.
Thank you so much!!
I read "Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy" last fall and loved it. Such an inspirational and moving story. It's a monster though at over 600 pages, so you might just need a book club for support to get through it!! Hope that helps!
Perhaps my favorite series of books are those written by James Herriot. He's the English vet who wrote the "All Creatures Great and Small" series. Lots of humor and wonderful, heart-warming stories. I've read all of them at least twice, and some of them three times!
Thank you both for your ideas. We're starting out with The Glass House by Jeannette Walls -- my daughter's recommendation. I have 3 more books to choose, though, so I appreciate your input!!
Often times, book clubs will follow various lists, like Oprah's book club or New York Times list.
You may even want to google book club recommendations. I've read several books that have questions at the end of the book for book club discussions.
Circle of Friends by Maeve Binchy
The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
We did the first two in my book club and I remember thinking the 2nd two would be great for the book club as I read them.