Recommended book club reading lists by theme, with a reading guide for each book.

Book Club Reading Lists by Theme

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    •   Debuts
    •   1st in Series

Humor & Uplifting

    •   Uplifting
    •   Humor & Satire


    •   Generational Sagas
    •   Parenting & Families

Ages & Stages

    •   Adult Books From Child's Perspective
    •   Coming of Age
    •   Mid-Life Onwards
    •   Dealing with Loss


    •   Books in Translation
    •   Immigrants & Expats
    •   Black Authors
    •   Latinx Authors
    •   Asian Authors
    •   Jewish Authors
    •   Middle-Eastern Authors
    •   Native and Indigenous Authors

Gender & Sexuality

    •   Female Friendships
    •   Strong Women
    •   LGBTQ+

Philosophy & Spiritual

    •   Philosophical
    •   Religious or Spiritual Themes

Magical or Supernatural

    •   Magical or Supernatural
    •   Magical Realism


    •   Small Press Titles
    •   Books about Books
    •   Physical & Mental Differences
    •   Books About Animals
    •   War Related
    •   Nature & Environment
    •   Music and the Arts
    •   Activism & Volunteering
    •   Heroes

Number of Pages

    •   500+ Pages
    •   250 Pages or Less

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