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If I had a book club…

Unfortunately, I can’t take credit for this wonderful idea for a post. Beth from The Reader’s Corner was the mastermind who came up with the idea and kindly let me steal it but please check out Beth’s post here! I’ve never been a member of a book club; online or otherwise. I’d love to be at some point in my life but I’m too backed up with my own books to even think about it right now. I also think it’d be amazing to have your own book club, where you have complete control over the books. So, if I had a book club, here are a handful of books I would choose.

The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson-Walker

This book is stunning in every sense of the word and is without a doubt in my top 3 best books ever. I’ve read it around 4 times, maybe 5 and I never get bored. It’s beautifully written and covers a whole range of themes and topics which would be great to discuss in a book club. It’s such a unique storyline and something you can definitely imagine happening in real life; although fingers crossed it doesn’t!


I Am the Messenger by Markus Zusak

It’s no secret that my favourite book of all time is The Book Thief but personally, I think I Am the Messenger would be a better choice for a book club read. There’s a lot of fantastic talking points in this book; discussion about good and bad, right and wrong, life, friendship and so on. With an almighty ending which actually is never fully confirmed. It’s been open to interpretation and really interesting to see what everyone would make of it!


When God Was a Rabbit by Sarah Winman

This is a beautiful book about friendship and family and spans over four decades so you really get to know and grow up with these characters. A perfectly stunning coming of age story which I think could spark some rich and deep discussions within a book club meeting. It’s a really real and engaging story that you can feel oozing through the pages. Utterly brilliant, would 100% be on my book club to-read list!


Wild by Cheryl Strayed

If you’ve seen the film Wild with Reese Witherspoon (who may I did, did a fantastic portrayal of the Cheryl we come to know in the book) then I would highly recommend picking up the book. It’s richer and more vibrant, more emotional and heart-wrenching and full of life and soul in every page. Cheryl’s story is truly one of a kind, one that needs to be read and one which could be deeply discussed in a book club!


The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon

The Curious Incident is a marvellous book, written in a very unique way but is also extremely readable and a real page-turner. It covers some sensitive topics, as the main character has Asperger’s and some scenes are quite sad / difficult to read. But another fantastic book which could bring up a lot of talking points. Definitely a contender for my dream book club to-read list!


The Honeymoon by Tina Seskis

This book shocked me to my very core; it’s probably been the best book I’ve read this year so far and for me, it was the perfect Thriller. Completely compelling, all-consuming with a plotline and ending which would shock and confuse even the brightest of us. This would be a great book to discuss in a book club because I think there would be so many differing theories of what is actually going on!

What books would be in your dream book club? Leave me a comment and let me know!

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Jenny in Neverland

Twenty-something lifestyle blogger from Essex. Book lover, Slytherin, organisational wizard and enjoys Motorsport, Disney and Yoga.

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  1. I read The Age of Miracles last year and I really liked it a lot!!! It really made me sit and just think after it was done… not many books make me do that.

    1. Oh I’m so glad you loved it!!!

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