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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.

shopping42 shopping42 9 years
have the book but haven't read it yet-thumbs up for kite runner
chiaramw chiaramw 9 years
I read the road and didn't like it that much.
liza0183 liza0183 9 years
Thanks for the mention Buzz. I am on my way to get Revolutinary Road at lunch time. I would luv a virtual book club as well. Would be so cool.
LaLaLaurie06 LaLaLaurie06 9 years
The Memory Keeper's Daughter was a really great book!! I just recommended Eat, Pray, Love to my mom's book club. Also, Suite Francaise. It's a long one, but it's really good and has an interesting true life back story.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 9 years
I hated the Road, good plot horrible execution IMO
Advah Advah 9 years
I wrote my undergrad dissertation on "Tess", I love that book. :) It always fascinates me how Hardy is at the border between religious Victorian writing, and paganism and natural world. I'd definitely recommend it to anyone!
beingtazim beingtazim 9 years
i am currently reading the Memory Keeper's daughter and find it really engrossing so far!
alillee alillee 9 years
I think a virtual book club is an AWESOME idea!
spacebear spacebear 9 years
oh my goodness, The Road. Sooooo good. I don't have children, but I would imagine its even better if you really know that bond between a parent and child instead of just imagining it like I had to. I read Tess in high school and remember hating it...maybe I should give it another go. And Yaliyah is right, if anyone hasn't read Kite Runner, they should. SUCH a good book.
lickety-split lickety-split 9 years
just finished reading, the memory keepers daughter. i have a disabled daughter and the book had me in tears more than once. all the thoughts about the differences your typical children are exposed to and the ugylness from outsiders regarding your special needs child were very well represented in this book. i didn't care for most of the ending but 90% of the book was fablous. yeah, a book club on here seems like a natural!
sabrinabarekzai sabrinabarekzai 9 years
Stones From The River is a fantastic, wonderful, moving book. A must-read!
Adrianne Adrianne 9 years
Great idea, Buzz! You should totally start a virtual Buzz Book Club! :D
bellaswan bellaswan 9 years
The Virtual book club idea sounds awesome. I'm in serious need of new titles to read.
jadenirvana jadenirvana 9 years
I would love to be in a virtual book club too!
sofi sofi 9 years
great idea! I just picked up Memory Keeper's Daughter and would love to discuss when I am done with it.
yaliyah yaliyah 9 years
Kite runner anyone?
freegracefrom freegracefrom 9 years
What a great idea! I'd love to participate in a virtual book club.
Linda-McP Linda-McP 9 years
Thanks for the mention, Buzz. And thanks to all for creating this great list I'm always searching for new books so this is very helpful. I like the idea of a virtual book club as well.
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