Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Top Ten Tuesdays: Books I Think Would Make Great Book Club Picks

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by the Broke and Bookish. 

Top Ten Eight Books I Think Would Make Great Book Club Picks: 

If you haven't read the trilogy by now, you've obviously been living under a rock. :P But that's okay! That's why it would be a great book for a book club! Not only does it have a great plot, but there's so much to discuss about it! Like how it could be a possible future for us and how media big media has become in society. Not to mention the moral questions, too.

This is one of those books that's written entirely in letters, fliers, instant messages, and the likes, and it is one of the sweetest, hilarious, and most touching books out there. If the characters themselves don't spark discussions, then the family aspect of the book will. (A little spoiler: these are the type of parents all kids wish to have)

Not a YA book, but it definitely should be read! Taken place in a small town where racism is still strong, this book raises many questions about the characters' reactions and why people act the way that they do. Plus, the last part of the book is really good and emotional.

It's a YA satire that pokes fun of many problems in today's society. Also, it calls to attention many misconceptions and subliminal messages that teens do not even realize they are being brainwashed to what they think is normal and healthy. I'm pretty sure there will be many discussions about everything in this book, even the hilarious little footnotes at the bottom of the pages.

There's always that one drug abuse book that you've read that had left a significant impact on you. If you've never had that experience, Ballads of Surburbia will most likely become that book. If this book doesn't have you talking about the evocative emotions the book brings out in you, then I don't know what will. 

This book also talks about drugs, but it's not the main subject. It focuses more on the two very different main characters and their lifestyle. One is a young gay boy and the other a violent punk. It's pretty shocking at times, and I think that's one of the main reasons why it would be a good book club books, since you're going to want to talk to someone about what you just read in the book.

There are quite a bit of twists in this book that I think would generate plenty of discussion on why something happened or if it was proof that Mara was really going insane. Plus, the ending of the book completely threw everything you knew thought you knew out of the window. Also, I'm pretty sure there will be a debate on why the main characters in YA books usually fall for a bad boy/manslut. 
This is another book that will have readers wondering if everything is real or just a type of delusion that the protagonist is having as a way to cope with a traumatic event. And the open-ended ending will also have your jaw dropping and speculating what happens next. 


  1. Great list. A few of these are new to me, so thank you for the suggestions. I am off to choose one for the TBR.

    -FABR Steph@FiveAlarmBookReviews
    My Top Ten...

  2. My Most Excellent Year is sitting at home right now! I need to get to it. Loved Marbury Lens and Beauty Queens but don't think I can give them to my middle schoolers. Someday I will have a high school book club...here is my list http://wp.me/pzUn5-OM