Top Ten Tuesday Freebie: Ten Books I Want to Read with My Book Club

*Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish*

I’m in the planning stage where I’m starting to pick out next year’s books for my two book clubs.  I keep a running list of books that I’d like to use in the future, but here are a few of the highlights.  Some are even being used in 2016!

     Dead End in NorveltDead End in Norvelt– Jack Gantos

The Fairy-Tale Detectives (The Sisters Grimm, #1)

The Sisters Grimm: The Fairy Tale Detectives– Michael Buckley

The Fourteenth Goldfish

The Fourteenth Goldfish– Jennifer L. Holm

The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp

The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp– Kathi Appelt

Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library

Escape From Mr. Lemoncello’s Library– Chris Grabenstein

A Sick Day for Amos McGee

A Sick Day for Amos McGee– Erin Stead

Bridget's Beret

Bridget’s Beret– Tom Lichtenheld

Good Dog, Carl

Good Dog, Carl– Alexandra Day

The Day-Glo Brothers

The Day-Glo Brothers– Chris Barton

Imogene's Last Stand

Imogene’s Last Stand– Candace Fleming


4 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday Freebie: Ten Books I Want to Read with My Book Club

  1. Jenni says:

    I love your selections, especially Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library! I have a bunch of leftover prize books from SRP that I will be using up first, but I need to be choosing my next year books, too. 🙂

    Question for you: for your younger book club, do you have a ratio of picture books to first chapter books that you use? We have a lot of leftover first-chapter style books that I can use, but I want to work in more picture books (which is what we have been doing).


    • librarylyssa says:

      We’re reading Mr. Lemoncello next year and I’m so excited!

      As for your question, I don’t have a “ratio” of early readers/chapter books to picture books. I would say we do 3-4 early chapter books a year, one a season. We mostly focus on picture books as well. It really depends on the group of kids you have. I have an “older” bunch in my 5-8 year olds now, so we’ve had a few more early chapter books this year, as well as some higher level non-fiction. Go with the flow!


  2. elyjayne says:

    I haven’t heard of any of these but they look like they’d be fun things to read as part of a book club!

    My list


  3. Carrie says:

    all of those look like they would be good book club reads! My TTT


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