I have my first meeting of the book club I was asked to join this Saturday. I was an English major in University, and have been an avid reader my entire life. I've read almost everything, from a Stephen King and Robert Ludlum phase in my youth, to the classics (named my daughter after an Austen character!), to plays, novellas, poetry, etc. But I'm a little stymied when it comes to recommending a book for this group when my turn roles around. I love quirky books, chick lit, well-written and engrossing fantasy, historical fiction, even really good young adult books...basically I will read anything that interests me and I am not a book snob in the slightest. I'm just not sure if the other people in the group will enjoy reading the same things I do, so am hesitant to suggest anything.
Any suggestions for great reads for a book club? The book we are discussing on Saturday is Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons which at first I didn't get into (seemed too Desperate Housewives/Wysteria Lane) but eventually did start to enjoy and relate to. It's about a group of friends who form a book club that lasts 30 years and sees them through all of the ups and downs of their lives. Not sure where to go after this. Do people usually recommend something they have read before or do they go for something new to the group??
Do you belong to a book club? What is your format? What kinds of books do you read? Do you actually discuss the books or is it more social?