Recently I had a friend message me that she was starting a book club and would like a few book recommendations.
After a bit of a hiatus last year, the book club I started with a few friends in still going four+ years later. We've been through a lot together in that time, including some great books and some terrible books. As it turns out, not just any old novel is good for book club discussion.
For our club, we've had the most lively discussions over non-fiction books and murder mysteries. Your average well-written novel is entertaining, but doesn't always add up to more than, "I liked it. I hated it. Pass the crab dip."
So, here are a few that I recommend: