Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s theme is:
Ten Books I’d Love to Read If I Had A YA Book Club
I have never been in a book club. To be honest, there are just not that many people I know in my everyday life who read. I have a couple of friends who read sporadically but that’s about it I’m afraid. I would love to be in a book club with fellow bibliophiles and it would be particularly awesome to be in a club with adults who love to read young adult like I do!
Here are a sample of the books I would love to read with a book club:
1. Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys
I have had my eye on this book for absolutely ages. It looks pretty incredible and it would definitely be one I would love to discuss with other people.
2. In the Forests of Serre by Patricia A. McKillip
I am a huge fantasy fan but I have not yet read anything by this author even though I have seen a ton of rave reviews. This one is a retelling of Baba Yaga and the Firebird and it definitely is giving me Daughters of the Forest vibes (Juliet Marillier is one of my absolute faves).
3. A Certain Slant of Light by Laura Whitcomb
This book looks incredible and it definitely looks like something that could be discussed in-depth. I have wanted to buy this for ages but something has held me back – maybe because it is one I would like to share with others?
4. Hold Still by Nina LaCour
This looks pretty hard-hitting – I may need someone to hold my hand when reading this book! I have yet to read the author but this looks like a brilliant read.
5. Cracked Up To Be by Courtney Summers
I have read both This is Not a Test and Some Girls Are so I know how incredibly dark the author’s writing can be – I love her books though and would want to share them.
6. How to Save a Life by Sara Zarr
Sara Zarr knows how to get me right in the feels – she is an incredible writer but her books are almost painfully real – think I may need some support to get through this one!
7. Silhouette of a Sparrow by Molly Beth Griffin
I don’t know too much about this book but it is incredibly intriguing – and just look at this cover! It looks like something a book club could really sink their teeth into.
8. Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
A story of friendship set during World War II – sign my fictional book club up right now!! This looks like a seriously amazing book and I have heard many glowing reviews so it is definitely one of my top picks.
9. The Storyteller by Antonia Michaelis
I own this book but haven’t yet worked up the courage to read it. I have heard it is a very dark and disturbing book which does make me a little bit apprehensive – maybe if other people were reading it too it would help me with this!
10. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
I really do want to read this but the subject matter is a little bit triggering for me. A group read of this might make it a little bit more bearable.
Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys | In the Forests of Serre by Patricia A. McKillip | A Certain Slant of Light by Laura Whitcomb | Hold Still by Nina LaCour | Cracked Up To Be by Courtney Summers | How to Save a Life by Sara Zarr | Silhouette of a Sparrow by Molly Beth Griffin | Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein | The Storyteller by Antonia Michaelis | The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
Hmm, I think I may have noticed a distinct pattern in the books I have chosen – a lot of them are what you may describe as ‘difficult’ reads – clearly I need support in order to tackle these books! 😀