Book clubs have always fascinated me, but I never entirely felt like I was the key audience in the situation, in the way that I thought they were something basically exclusively attended by either people who occupied the made-up realms of thirty-something-year-old women's fiction, or the more dedicated, and real, thirty-something-year-old ladies of our local library.
However, since starting college, and as it's gotten more and more difficult to find time to meet up with some of my favorite bookish friends, I've been toying with the idea of a book club! I mean, the end of an English class shouldn't mean the end of a friendship, right? There are plenty of young women - and men! - I've met at UDub whose opinions on literary material I'd still love to hear!
But book clubs have to be oriented around some specific reference point within the lexicons of literature... so, instead of just putting together a book list of all the books I'd like to read with my as-of-yet-undeveloped book club, here are some ideas for books within especially-oriented reading lists.
"Top Ten Tuesday" is a book-loving meme, organized by The Broke and the Bookish!
"Stranger than Fiction" Book Club
Books with contents chock full of murder, mayhem, and mischief galore, whose leading ladies and gentlemen might just be the people you pass by on the street. Yay, nonfiction!
Radioactive Boy Scout, Ken Silverstein
Princesses Behaving Badly, Linda Rodriguez McRobbie
The Pirate Hunter, Richard Zacks
Devil in the White City, Erik Larson
"Lovely Lady Leadership" Book Club
As a member of not just my sorority, but Panhellenic, I've been proven time and again, I've got a lot more to learn about leadership. Why not learn from some of the best?
#girlboss, Sophia Amaruso
Lean In, Sheryl Sandberg
Hard Choices, Hillary Rodham Clinton
"Females in Fantasy, YA edition" Book Club
Storm from X-Men and Kim Possible both basically raised me... it only serves to follow that I'd still be reading about cool-as-hell lady ass-kickers as a 21-year-old. Why I'm still reading YA exactly, well... shut up, I like it.
A Great and Terrible Beauty, Libba Bray
Poison, Bridget Zinn
Throne of Glass, S.J. Maas
What's in YOUR Top Ten?