Top Ten Book Club Picks

Looking for some discussion-worthy titles?  Here are the top ten book club picks from the over 30,000 book discussion groups registered at, as reported here in the Shelf Awareness newsletter:

1. The Help by Kathryn Stockett (with the movie now out in theaters, this is no surprise)
2. Room by Emma Donoghue (the absolutely chilling book trailer sums it up best)
3. Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand (staff pick of the month for August 2011)
4. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot (a true story of medical ethics in stem cell research)
5. The Paris Wife by Paula McLain
6. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (this has been one of the library's most popular books for years, and will probably become more in-demand as the release date of the planned movie draws nearer)
7. Little Bee by Chris Cleave
8. Half Broke Horses by Jeannette Walls
9. Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
10. Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok (the moving story of a Chinese immigrant family who sacrifices a great deal to live the American dream) 

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