Books Clubs are the best way to get your book worm friends together. Having a circle of diverse readers is key to having a book club that stays interesting and unpredictable. It’s best to rotate the books when it comes to genre, so that everyone’s personal taste are met. The five books I have listed below are diverse and genre and are suitable for the different taste the readers in your book club might have.
Summer Sisters by Judy Blume
Published: December 16, 2009
I first read this book years ago when I was about 18 years old. It left an imprint in my heart that will never escape. Since then, there is not a person I have not recommended it to. The story centers around the friend of Victoria Leonards and Caitlin Somers, two young girls whose life is affected by each other’s significance in each other’s lives. They have a complicated friendship that was always challenged by jealously and competition. Caitlin always ended up with the short end of the stick when it came to her friendship with Victoria. Over the passing of time within the stories, you begin to realize why caused this friend to get so toxic.
Sloth: A Sinful Secret Story by Ella James
Published: June 15, 2015
I recently read this hidden gem, and there was not a day I did not read this book until I finally finished it. When I first found this book, it was because it was recommended because I had read “Fifty Shades of Grey”, even though I did not like that book too much; I decided to give it a try. I am so glad I did. Even though, it has similar sexual scenes that can be compared to “Fifty Shades of Grey” the story is more mature, and as a reader I connected to both characters very well.
Kellan and Cleo form an instant bond from the moment they meet, and they can’t seem to understand why that is so. As the story goes on, you begin to tie the loose ends and discover the secrets that they both hide. The story is told in both Kellan and Cleo’s perspective, so it is interesting to take a peak into what they are both thinking during various situations.
Girls in White Dresses by Jennifer Close
Published: August 9, 2011
What better way of getting the girls gossiping about woman you don’t even know than this lovely book. This book centers around three young women who are dealing with the daily struggles of love, relationships, work, marriages, and divorces. Where you get to the age where everyone in your circle is starting to settle down and make life choices, it can be tough to deal with especially if you feel you are not close to get your shit together. You’ll love, you’ll cry, and you’ll probably even get angry. This is the perfect summer read.
WhiteGirl by Kate Manning
Published: July 6, 2011
This is more a heavier read, but it will be a book that will change your opinion about everything. Step inside the life of a famous model, Charlotte, and a football player, Milo. A match made in heaven, or so we think. When Charlotte ends up badly hurt and with no recollection of how she ended up in such conditions, everyone points the finger at the husband, but not for the obvious reasons. Milo, after being glorified for being such a successful football player/actor is not being criticized for the color of his skin. Now the color of his skin serves a negative purpose. It is becoming the reasoning they won’t look elsewhere to figure out who is the true culprit of this crime.
The Silent Wife by A.S.A. Harrison
Published: June 25, 2013
Another one for the “Gone Girl” fans. “The Silent Wife” will have your heart racing. What is this woman capable of and what is the significance of her silence? When a woman knows of all the infidelity her husband commits and chooses to do nothing and all she does is remain silent, you can only begin to wonder the secrets that lie behind this woman’s consciousness. What is she capable of or what has she already done?