Top Ten Tuesdays is a meme hosted by the Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is
Top Ten Books I’d Like to Read with My Book Club (If I Had One)
1. My Name is Asher Lev by Chaim Potok: A powerful story about a boy whose passion for art conflicts with the values of his religion.
2. The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri: There’s so much here to discuss, not only about the nature of sin as depicted in the Inferno, but also about love, politics, art, and more.
3. The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien: Tolkien’s worldview offers a philosophical look at love, sacrifice, the nature of humanity, and more.
4. The Tempest by William Shakespeare: A powerful play in its own right, but also interesting as the last play Shakespeare wrote without a co-author.
5. The Last Battle by C. S. Lewis: Though sad, it is one of my favorite Narnia books and there’s a lot to discuss about Lewis’s conception of heaven.
6. The Winter’s Tale by William Shakespeare: One of Shakespeare’s late romances, it tells a story of sin and redemption.
7. The Screwtape Letters by C. S. Lewis: A lot to discuss here, especially about temptation and sin–topics people often seem to want to avoid.
8. Middlemarch by George Eliot: A beautiful story about the intersecting lives of a rural community, touching upon the nature of love as well as the role of women in a society that urges them to be useful without giving them the means to be so.
9. Emma by Jane Austen: Everyone needs a little Austen in their book clubs!
10. Pat of Silver Bush by L. M. Montgomery: My favorite Montgomery book. So of course I would want to read it!