I'm in a bit of panic, as I've got a job interview on Thursday morning. I haven't been in an interview in a really long time. The last 2 promotions I got, I didn't need an interview for. So anyway, excuse me if I sound a bit hysterical during my current and up coming posts.
Anyway, this week's Top Ten Tuesday asks for the top ten books we think would be great for a book club. Which is great because I've been thinking of joining one. Unfortunately, I now live in a small city, and the only book club I'm aware of meets on a Tuesday morning. Which means when I get the job (how's that for confidence?), I won't be able to go. Pffft. Enough about the prospective job, here are my top book club reads:
1. The Color Purple by Alice Walker - it took me quite a while to get into this book, but it was such a moving story.
2. The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom - it really makes you think of how you treat the people in your life, and how even the smallest of your actions could change somebody else's life forever.
3. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho - I don't think it needs an explanation. It's pretty much a staple for most book clubs.
4. Room by Emma Donoghue - such a shocking story that leaves its reader speechless.
5. The Shack by William Young - religion is always one of those topics that people tend to shy away from, so I can see interesting debates for this one.
6. The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender - I'd love to know how people think they'd cope with a situation where they could taste what someone feels.
7. The Little Prince by Antoine Saint-Exupery - such a beautiful story, open to lots of interpretation.
8. Freedom by Jonathan Franzen - I thought this one was very thought provoking, and makes you wonder what you'd do if you were in each of the main characters' situations.
9. The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood - I think discussing what people would do in a dystopian world could be interesting.
10. Yes Man by Danny Wallace - it would be interesting to see what everyone else thinks about saying yes to (nearly) everything for a whole year, and what kind of rules they'd put in place for themselves.
Which books would you recommend for a book club?