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for Genre Clubs

There are different uses for the following book club lists.

Some groups may decide they want to become a genre based club. Perhaps after each member has hosted once you all decide that you prefer a particular type of book. Whatever your desire may be, you must be sure the whole group is interested in reading the same genre each month.

If even one member disagrees or dislikes the suggested genre, your discussion will be seriously effected.

Apathy= end of good book club meetings.

What exactly is a genre story?
Genre is simply explained as a category in literature. For example, maybe the point of your book group is to read for escape. If that's the case you might try the “chick-lit” genre or the popular fiction genre. Maybe the point of your group is reading to learn. In that case you might try the nonfiction genre or the historical fiction genre.

So how do you decide if you want to have a theme book club?
If your group can agree upon a specific genre each month. The next hosting member would choose a book in that genre. You can refer to these lists after your group has decided upon which genre for the next month and it’s your turn to choose the book.

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If your group does not wish to become a theme book club but when it's your turn to choose the book you want a book in a specific genre, you can use these book club lists too!

All of the books in these book club lists have been read or suggested by various book clubs I’ve come into contact with over the years. If we've reviewed the book on any of our pages already, there will be a link to it so you can see what we have to say about the book.

If you find yourself wondering: Why doesn't this title link to a book review?

Well then, we want your help! We like to hear different opinions and we like to share what we hear! If you’ve read one of these books and have some good thoughts about it, please write a Reader Book Review so other book lovers know what it's about! And don't be shy - we like strong opinions!

Popular in 2007

Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Rhett Butler’s People by Donald McCaig
The Secret by Rhonda Byrne

Historical Fiction

The Other Boleyn Girl by Philipa Gregory
The Last Wife of Henry VIII by Carolly Erickson
Burning Bright by Tracy Chevalier

Nonfiction-Biography & Memoir

Alice: Alice Roosevelt Longworth, from White House Princess to Washington Power Broker by Stacy A Cordery
The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
The Way We Were: Remembering Diana by Paul Burrell


90 Minutes in Heaven by Don Piper (spiritual)
Devil in the White City by Erik Larson (historical)
Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer (personal account)
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt (true crime)

“Chick-Lit” (books directed at single women in their twenties)

The Un-Domestic Goddess by Sophie Kinsella
Bridget Jones Diary by Helen Fielding
Social Crimes by Jane-Stanton Hitchcock
Jemima J by Jane Green
In Her Shoes by Jennifer Weiner

Women’s Lit (we'll describe this as any fiction story focusing on a female relationship of some sort such as mother-daughter, sisters, generational...)

Three Wishes by Liane Moriarty
The Probable Future by Alice Hoffman
Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood by Rebecca Wells
White Oleander by Janet Fitch
Gods in Alabama by Joshilyn Jackson

Mystery Fiction

The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
Mystic River by Dennis Lehane
The DaVinci Code by Dan Brown
Barracuda by Mike Monahan


Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

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