Book Club Discussion: Favorite Books of 2012

 

As the fiction book club leader at One More Page Books, I wanted to come up with a unique way to celebrate our January meeting. Held right after the holidays, I knew many of the book club members wouldn’t have time to read a book for discussion. Instead, I opted to do a book potluck in which members were asked to bring in a book they’ve read recently that the really enjoyed. There were no guidelines on the book, it could be recently published or published years ago, or in some cases, not yet published.

I have to say, I was quite interested in the range of books presented. Following is a list of books mentioned:

*My selections

Quite the eclectic group of books, yes? Are you in a book club? What were your favorite books read in 2012?

4 Responses to Book Club Discussion: Favorite Books of 2012

  1. 1. The Color Purple by Alice Walker
    2. No Country for Old Men by Cormack McCarthy
    3. A Lost Lady by Willa Cather
    4. Ford County Stories by John Grisham
    5. The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary Pearson

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  3. I missed the meeting! This is great list. I was going to discuss Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter. I love books w/interconnecting stories that become more enmeshed as it draws to a close. I loved the description of the tiny Italian town and I felt so connected w/the owner, Pasquale, and becoming part of his little world. And the Hollywood storyline with the “insider” data on film making & unique players. I cared about this characters; their lives, their pain, their joys. Definitely my favorite read of 2012.

  4. I’ve pinned it. I want to read Confessions of Tivoli. This is a good list. Oh, I want to read Cat’s Table too. I’ve only read The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje, I would like to try Unbroken: because I’m really interested in World War II after reading A Certain Summer by Patricia Beard. I’ve already read Anne Frank. Enjoyed your list. I enjoy your blog.