It’s been two weeks since I’ve posted anything here. Two weeks!
I rarely get sick, but this winter it feels like there are sick people everywhere! At the office, on the local transport, people sneezing, coughing and all sort of unpleasantness. So I suppose it was no surprise when even I got sick, a nasty winter flu that totally knock me out. Finally I feel like myself again, so it’s about time to catch up with some reading, writing and of course this week’s TTT.
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish
This week’s list:
Ten Books I’d Love to Read With My Book Club/If I Had A Book Club
(or you could pick a specific kind of book club — like if you had a YA book club or an adult book club or a science fiction book club etc.)
Well, sometimes I think it could be fun to be in a book club, to read and discuss a book together with others, I do miss talking about and analyze certain books, unfortunately not many of my friends share my passions of books (or the genres I read). I suppose it is one of the reasons I started blogging in the first place, to share some thoughts about the books that passes through my hands and together with reading other book blogs it fill up a bit of that void.
Could be fun to pick up just a few books, or maybe a couple of series to read alongside with people in a book club, when I think about it, the following series/ books would be awesome to discuss further.
1. Partials Sequence by Dan Wells
One of my new all-time favorite post-apocalyptic series. Read Partials last summer and just finished Fragments in december and now waiting for the right time to read Ruins. If there ever were a book series that would be fun to sit down and discuss it would be this one.
How to survive in a post-apocalyptic world is always interesting to discuss, in Patrials we also have the science and virology that felt well researched and sort of new for the genre. But beside that, and this is why I love this kind of story’s, if you are born as a human or artificially build as one, what makes us human, do we all have the same right to “life” and who decides which one of us live or die?
2. Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin
The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer was a surprise for me, it wasn’t really what I thought it would be and it would be a perfect book to sit down and analyze and hear what others think.
Is this slightly unhinged, detached and broken girl finally falling into pieces, is she slipping into madness? Or are there more to her hallucinations than the most obvious explanation?
3. Glitch by Heather Anastasiu
Dystopian novels are often fairly easy to discussions and analyses, Glitch might not be all new with ideas but I liked the first book in the series (and looking forward to read the second). It felt a bit like a cross of a young adult version of George Orwell’s 1984 novel and the movie Equilibrium.
What if we always were connected to a network, all our emotions and feelings were controlled, what if we never had to feel pain and suffering. What would that do to us as human, and of course what if there were someone controlling and watching you, what kind of society would that be?
There is a couple of book series on my TBR-list that has Book Club potential, like:
4. Anna dressed in blood by Kendare Blake
Curses, rage and murdering ghost mixed with a love story, well that would make some interesting late night discussion, right?
5. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs.
A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of curious photographs…
Yes I think that will be just my cup of tea.
Then there is all those favorite books that I’ve read but would be fun to discuss, analyses and revisit again, books such as:
6. Ocean at the end of the lane by Neil Gaiman
Wonderful, magical and lovely Gaiman, I just cant get enough of this book.
7. American God by Neil Gaiman
It’s been ages since I’ve read this classic, maybe time for a re-read.
8. Maplecroft by Cherie Priest
An Lovecraftian story Cherie Priest style, I just loved it!
What’s your pick of books, are the some that you think is Book Club material?
One response to “Top Ten Books I’d Love to Read With My Book Club”
First and foremost: I hope you don’t find yourself under the weather again.
And considering that Wells is in a writing group (I think) with Sanderson, I’m surprised I haven’t checked out his Partials Sequence (despite it being on sale plenty of times–ack).
joey via. thoughts and afterthoughts