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This article contains affiliate links. Products are tested and reviewed independently of commercial initiatives. Find out more here. We all love a good book club, that chance to meet up with friends, have a glass of wine or two and swap opinions. As the story progresses, the affluent community becomes increasingly divided both over the case and what makes a good mother.
What makes for the best book club books? So much better than reading a book alone, then wishing someone else you knew had read it so you could unpack it! Tara Westover was born to Idaho survivalists and grew up canning food, salvaging metal, and creating homemade remedies from herbs. Motivated in part by watching her brother leave and gain a college education, Tara taught herself enough math, grammar, and science to take the ACT and was accepted to BYU, where she first learned about the larger world outside her family compound. She later went on to Harvard and Cambridge, though she never forgot where she came from.
How to find the best book club books
By Mackenzie Dawson. Still, nailing the formula can be difficult. You want a well-rounded book that has equal parts story, character, setting and literary merit. And remember that one of the joys of reading is reflecting on self. A book can be a vehicle to look at your own motivations and reactions, and book clubs often become a sort of group therapy. Memoirs and psychological fiction are great picks. At 30, she was discovered as a writer by Joan Didion and went on to produce seven books.
If you've ever been in a book club and been tasked with picking the next month's book, then you already know: It's a high stress, big stakes responsibility. You want to select a book that not only inspires conversation and debate and critical thinking, but satisfies a wide variety of literary opinions. It's a tall order, but not impossible. Take a deep breath, take a seat and comb through this month's top book club picks from Goodreads. There's a little something in there for pretty much everyone.