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What's Buzzworthy: Book Club Books

What's Buzzworthy: Book Club Books

Reading your comments and seeing the bookmarked books for this week's Buzzworthy challenge has inspired me so much, I think I just may start a kind of virtual Book Club here on Buzz! Stay tuned for more details on that. And until then, check out some of the great book club book suggestions submitted by Buzz readers.

The Road by Cormac McCarthy
I've often heard rave reviews of this novel by No Country for Old Men author Cormac McCarthy, and liza0183 is joining the chorus of praise. liza0183 writes, "This won the Pulitzer Prize you have to go out a read it. I finished it in 2 days it's a great, solid, moving book. McCarthy is the new Steinbeck in my opinion."

Tess of the D'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
Adrianne has this to say about her book club book idea: "I'm not a part of any book club, but I think this is one book that will definitely have readers, namely female readers, either siding with Tess or rooting for her to overcome her many battles, both with her surroundings and within herself. The ending is really the turning point for Tess's character, as I found her to be a strong and brave character, despite the majority of the text's description of the fallen woman. Although an ancient book, it remains a classic!"

More readers' picks if you


Stones From the River by Ursula Hegi
CupcakeGal10 suggests Stones From the River for a book club, and here's why: "This is one of my all time favorite books, simply because it is so dense with life lessons, poignant moments and colorful descriptions that when I finished the last chapter, I felt a refreshing sense of optimism towards humanity despite its worst hurdles and challenges. The range of topics that offer themselves up to discussion in this book will make for a enjoyable and insightful book club meeting, especially the author's delightful reflections on life such as, 'Much of what the church calls sin is simply being human,' as well as, '"Normal" — it was a terrible word if you thought about it.'"

The Memory Keeper's Daughter by Kim Edwards
I myself read this book a while back and wished I could discuss it with others as soon as I finished it. I agree with Linda McP, who suggested it with these comments: "Though at times, The Memory Keeper's Daughter slips into being too dramatic, too sweet, Edwards first novel is well worth the read since, overall, she is a wonderful storyteller who is unafraid of tackling new territory. It was difficult to put this book down." This is another book that will be made into a movie relatively soon.

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