Best Book Club Books

Books, books, books, books, books, books, and books.

If your book club needs a little inspiration, browse these reading lists of tried and true winners!

I have included a selection of lists that I personally recommend

Then, scroll down to see what other publications have chosen as their best!

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Also, check out my series on how to run an effective and satisfying book club

Here’s a series of lists compiled from what I’ve read (and recommend) from past years…


The lists just keep on comin’…


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  3. Josh says:

    Wow! This is a long list of great books! Thanks for sharing. I’ll definitely suggest some of these to my book club.

  4. Chloe Yvon Westphal says:

    Great list! My friends and I have started a book club, but we all have such different tastes so that makes it hard. Hopefully this list will help us. Thanks so much!

  5. John says:

    Dear Book Club Classics,

    I’m really impressed with your website.

    We recently published a collection of stories, most of them first printed in our nation’s outstanding magazines and three in Chicken Soup for the Soul editions. I hope you will consider this book as part of your list ― or as a reward or incentive.

    As part of our celebration of our twentieth anniversary year, Path Publishing is offering Helen Luecke’s Life’s Journeys Become Twilight Memories — Collected Stories at heavy discount of the $11.99 retail price on a large quantity order.

    You can check out the attractive paperback at,, or request more information from us. We will, of course, send you a free examination copy.

    Following this letter are other recent titles released by Path Publishing and a toy line you might be interested in. Or check out

    Have a great day!

    John Schmidt
    Editor of Path Publishing and author of 13 books
    (806) 322-7007 before 6 p.m.
    877-PATH-877 before 6 p.m. CST

    Also for your consideration…

    ®A paperback that sells for $11.99 — heavily discounted for you…

    The Worth of Mirth
    Poetry for Those Who Love to Laugh, and
    Those Who Need To

    Marianne McNeil Logan

    Winner of more than 2,000 contest awards including national and international competitions, Marianne McNeil Logan has reproduced her life through poetry.

    ®A paperback that sells for$12.99 — heavily discounted for you…

    Hymns for Our Lord
    Original Works to Uplift and Lead

    Anna McAnear
    Added Arrangements by Phil Spray

    A collection of songs that testifies to God’s faithfulness and praises God for His grace and mercy.

    ® A CD project which contains most of the books I have published throughout my life, and some previously unpublished — generous discounts on the $14.99 retail price…

    The Collected Works
    of John Schmidt
    (Second Edition)

    Nonfiction, Fiction, Poetry and Plays
    for All Ages

    ® Only in electronic form, but could be downloaded by your customers as a reward or incentive…

    The Year of
    Mr. Turtle

    A children’s play about peace
    Received a standing ovation at its premiere!

    John Schmidt

    Royalties for the play version are managed internationally by
    Royalties for the Reader’s Theater version are managed by Path Publishing,

    “A gentle yet powerful metaphor for all of us. An imaginative flight into innocence and wisdom. The author’s light dusting in deep places refreshes his viewers of all ages.”

    ® And finally, a friend of mine is developing a toy line for animal lovers which may really take off. Here are some basic facts from the press release…

    Introducing the Rescue Me Toy Line™
    from Li’l Orphan Nannies™!

    The concept: Nine beautiful, stuffed toys (five cats and four dogs) based on real animals cared for at Li’l Orphan Nannies Company Shelters.

    Contents: Each plush toy animal is sold separately and contains these items in the packaging:
    _ A Bottleboot™, a special creation of the founder, Karen Song, which allows a baby to be nursed through those first weeks of life.
    _ A small blanket, used to hold the Bottleboot while the animal is nursing and to keep the animal warm.
    _ A DVD that educates a child on how to take care of an animal, and much more.

    In summary: An animal in the Rescue Me toy line is an appealing product that a child can hold and love. A toy becomes a new friend, opening a door to the understanding of all life and its worth, instilling a desire to love and protect. Meanwhile, profits from purchases create perpetual funding for our Li’l Orphan Nannies Company Shelters, where our fully staffed neonatal animal care facilities will be saving lives every day.

  6. David Feldman and Lee Kravetz says:

    Dear book reviewer,

    Hello. We are writing to let you know about a new resource that may be of interest to you and those you serve–‘Supersurvivors: The Surprising Link Between Suffering and Success’. This book, which tells stories of survivorship and explores the science of posttraumatic growth, is due out from HarperCollins at the end of this month and will be available wherever books are sold.

    Our journey toward writing this book was both a professional and a personal one. David B. Feldman is an Associate Professor of Counseling Psychology at Santa Clara University. His professional research and writings concern how people maintain a sense of hope, purpose, and meaning in the face of trauma, illness, and adversity. Lee Daniel Kravetz, a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism, survived a battle with cancer at age 29. Like many survivors of trauma, he found himself confronted with a seemingly endless series of physical and emotional hurdles. The experience called into relief his personal values and choices, and he changed the course of his life to become a writer and ultimately to co-author this book.

    A bit more about ‘Supersurvivors’:

    Over four billion people worldwide will survive a trauma during their lives. Some will experience severe post-traumatic stress. Most will eventually recover and return to life as normal. But sometimes, survivors do more than bounce back. Sometimes they bounce forward.

    These are the supersurvivors–individuals who not only rebuild their lives, but also thrive and grow in ways never previously imagined. In this book, we look beyond the tenets of traditional psychology for a deeper understanding of the strength of the human spirit. What we find is often counterintuitive–how certain delusions can be healthy, why forgiveness may be good for the body as well as the soul, and why reflecting on death can lead to a better life. We interviewed dozens of men and women whose stories serve as the counterpoint to the latest scientific findings. We weave these extraordinary narratives with the research, creating an emotionally compelling and thought-provoking look at what is possible in the face of human tragedy. Our hope is that ‘Supersurvivors’ will reset how people think about dealing with challenges, no matter how big or small.

    Thank you for allowing us to call your attention to the book. We hope that this resource is of interest to you. If you would like more information, please don’t hesitate to ask. Also, you can visit or

    Thank you for your consideration.

    David B. Feldman, PhD
    Lee Daniel Kravetz

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