Friday, January 30, 2009


So I need your help. I belong to a book club and each month someone new determines what book will be read next. I'm next at choosing the book. And, (I'll blame it on being the last child), I don't like making "executive decisions." I don't think I even know how. So I need all your suggestions.

If YOU were to pick ONE book to be read for a book club, which ONE would YOU choose? It can be non-fiction, fiction, anything.

(I have had one thought: Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children From Nature-Deficit Disorder by Richard Louv. I know my friend Rebecca enjoyed this one.)

Please help, thanks!


erinmalia said...

why don't you look at what people have put into goodreads?

emily said...

because there are SO MANY - ha! :)

Mindy said...

Both of my book clubs have read The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch and liked it. It is a fairly easy read, but makes for good discussion. That's just off the top of my head, if I think of another one, I'll let you know.

Just a thought, my book club does this thing where whoever's turn it is next, picks 3 books and then we all vote on which to read for the next month. Then there is not so much pressure, everyone has some buy-in, and if people don't like it, its their own fault. :)

megan said...

I remember you gave me a book about a river that you liked. The River Why. How bout that one?

Melissa said...

"Three Cups of Tea" is supposed to be great. It's on my to-read list. "Catcher in the Rye" is also a great book. You can feel like a rebel reading a "banned" book!

rebecca said...

Last Child in the Woods would be a great discussion book, though it's not a quick read. I know you would like it though - it's all about how you (Emily) are already raising your kids. I'd be happy to send you my copy. :)

Is this an LDS book group? The Peacegiver is excellent if you're looking to read an LDS book.

And we had a great discussion when we read Farenheit 451.

My current love is In Defense of Food which would leave a lot for your group to talk about.

I don't like making executive decisions like this either, and I'm a first born!

Let us know what you pick!

Meg said...

Well, being that I am fascinated with medicine and you are a nurse, a great book we once read in a book club was called "Complications: A Surgeon's note on an Imperfect Science" by Atul Gwande. He has written another one called "Better: A Surgeon's Notes on Performance." I acutally liked this one more than the first, but they are both good. They are an easy read and make anyone think about the health care they receive. Very interesting. If nothing else, I bet Ben would like them.

Melissa said...

Thanks for your comment on my blog. Here's my favorite books and some have been great for book clubs.

The Red Tent- my favorite


Omnivoire's Dillemma- you said you just read it? Great conversation.

Stiff- book about cadavers, facinating

proper care and feeding of husbands- great conversation

East of Eden- a life changer