9 Books That Every Book Club Needs To Get Their Hands On

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Book club events can be some of the best times of the month. You get together and talk about something you have been reading for the past month or so. You get to obsess about the characters and the plot and the best moments. You get to indulge in literature with some of your best friends, what's better than that?

But why is finding the perfect book so HARD?! You have to decide if you want something trending, new, or maybe even a classic. You want something that appeals to everyone in the group, and that's the toughest part. Well, we made the process easier for you. Here are some lesser-known book club books that are sure to please everyone in the club!

1. The Opposite of Loneliness by Marina Keegan

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Marina was a promising student graduating from Yale, and on her way to work for the New Yorker. This book is a collection of the young writer's essays and short stories. It's got everything from relationships to inspiring essay on life's purpose. A definite must-read for young book-club goers.

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2. The Dinner by Herman Koch

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Two couples meet for dinner to talk about one thing --- a crime that both of their 15-year-old sons committed. In one night, the two couples discuss whether or not to turn their sons in for the crime they committed. It's a true "thinkers" book, about everything from the ethics of parenting to marriage and friendship.

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3. Give Me Everything You Have: On Being Stalked by James Lasdun

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A true story of obsessive love turning to obsessive hate, Give Me Everything is a horrowing tale of a real-life stalker. Hate mail, online postings, and public accusations of plagiarism. It's all in there.

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4. Making History by Stephen Fry

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Michael Young is a graduate student at Cambridge who just finished a dissertation on Adolf Hilter and Leo Suckerman is a Holocaust survivor. Together they set about to change the course of history with their brave new invention. A perfect read for history buffs and sci-fi lovers alike.

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5. Everything is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer

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A young man arrives in Ukraine, holding onto a tattered photograph - the photograph of a woman who saved his grandfather's life fifty years ago. Along with his blind and bizarre friend, Alex, the set out to find the woman that changed his family's life. One of Foer's best-selling books, your book club is about to be addicted.

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6. House of Silkby Anthony Horowitz

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Care for a little Sherlock Holmes? Well, this book opens up with Watson explain that Sherlock is now dead, and he now gets to write about the more "strange" adventures the two go on. Book clubs that love mystery and suspense-- this is for you!

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7. Someday, Someday Maybe by Lauren Graham

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A witty, hilarious, and charming tale of a young actress just trying to keep in together in the Big Apple. Lauren Graham (you'll know her best as Lorelai from "Gilmore Girls" or in "Parenthood") has some serious writing chops. This book will keep your book club laughing for days.

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8. The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

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In a quiet village in France in the year 1939, Vianne Mauriac sends her husband to war. The Nazis have invaded her village, and she is forced to allow the enemy into her home. This is an inspiring book about the agency of women during some of the hardest times in history, and it will inspire the Book Club ladies to be truly badass.

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9. In A Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware

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Ok, so your book club already finished Gone Girl and you are still wanting more! A Dark, Dark Wood is the next big thing. Nora, who doesn't often leave her apartment, has a taste for solitude. She's invited to her best friend's bachelorette party, set in the middle of the woods. Something terrible happens, and, of course, there's lots of twists and turns. No doubt, your club is sure to be obsessed.

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