Hi and welcome to the reading world!
Book lists are honestly one of my favorite blog posts to write, and I’m so excited for today’s because it combines this with another one of my favorite reading things: book clubs!
I’m involved in a few book clubs because I love to read various genres and have bookish conversations. Today, I’m going to be sharing books I think would be great picks for book clubs across various genres for whatever your bookish taste might be!
Contemporary/Literary Fiction Recommendations:
I read the most of these genres and SFF, and have been on an especially big contemporary/literary fiction kick lately. The versatility within contemporary and literary fiction is astounding: satire and commentary, intergenerational family sagas, lyrical prose, compelling and imperfect characters, and more.
Patsy by Nicole Dennis-Benn
Under the Rainbow by Celia Laskey
Red at the Bone by Jacqueline Woodson
Detransition, Baby by Torrey Peters
Anxious People by Fredrik Backman, translated by Neil Smith
A Special Place for Women by Laura Hankin
Historical Fiction Recommendations:
Historical fiction is definitely one of the genres I read from the least, but I still found some picks I read and really enjoyed and think back on. I think these are great books and would be good book club choices since I know this genre is typically hugely popular with many readers and book clubs!
The Prophets by Robert Jones, Jr.
The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett
The Bonesetter’s Daughter by Amy Tan
For these reads, I wanted to pick romances that made me want to talk about them not only for the ships but for the themes and topics these stories also explore.
Recipe for Persuasion by Sonali Dev
Get a Life Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert
The Right Swipe by Alisha Rai
Sci Fi/Fantasy Recommendations:
Here are some of my favorite SFF reads, but also if you’re looking for a SFF book club that highlights amazing BIPOC reads and is absolutely incredible, check out b2weird.
Sorrowland by Rivers Solomon
The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty
Black Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse
I’ll be honest, mysteries and thrillers are still genres I haven’t found my favorites in. While hopefully that will change this spooky season, these are 2 reads that a lot of people love and I’ve read and enjoyed. I could definitely see them being great discussion reads.
Finlay Donovan is Killing It by Elle Cosimano
The One by John Marrs
What book is your book club currently reading? Feel free to leave a comment with your best book picks for this list!
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