14 Best 5 Star Books For Book Clubs Update 05/2022

To find the best books to read, where do you start?

You can search for “five star books on Goodreads,” but then Twilight will be in the top five. As much as some of you might love Twilight, you have to admit that it isn’t the best writing you’ve ever seen. You can search “5 star books on Amazon” and get a list of twenty-five titles. Only seven of them are ones I know. I’m also in the book business!

Make your own list of favorite books. Books that I gave five stars because I couldn’t stop reading them. If you don’t like some of my choices, you’re going to say so. Reading tastes can be very different and personal. Which is great! My life isn’t worth having a million copies of. I’m pretty sure you’ll find some books that you like on my list, no matter what you like. Because I gave you 50 to choose from,

Star Books For Book Clubs

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

In order to choose the best books, I would pick Anthony Doer’s masterpiece as the first one to go. A Pulitzer Prize is not a surprise because the writing is so good. As a blind French girl, Marie-Laurie flees Paris with her uncle to the coastal city of Saint-Malo. Werner, who works as a German radio operator, is charged with finding the French resistance. Because of how well the characters grow and how well the story is told, you’ll be hooked on the book.

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

In the middle of the night, a circus called Le Cirque de Rêves comes to town. It only works at night. A high-stakes magic competition is taking place between two magicians, Celia and Marco, who are competing against each other inside the walls of this building. When they fall in love with a love so magical that it changes the world around them, their dangerous game gets even more dangerous. First, Morgenstern’s language was seductive and mysterious. From the first page to the last, I was hooked. Her five-star book made me want to read more books about magicians.

Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

Celeste Ng’s first book is set in 1970s Ohio. Lydia, the daughter of James and Marilyn Lee, drowns. This mixed-race family is going through a lot right now, and the author is going to show you more and more about their flaws and cracks. One of the most poignant things about this movie is that it looks at how a family works when the parents’ unfulfilled dreams are put on one child, to the detriment of everyone else. The story is done very well, and Celeste Ng’s writing is very good. By the end, I was in tears for these poor kids and the damage their selfish parents had done.

A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

Angry old Swede Ove just wants to be left alone so he can kill himself. His neighbors keep getting in the way, so he can’t do it! A heartwarming story that made me laugh out loud will be a favorite of book clubs for years to come. A Man Called Ove was a good example of how important it is to leave our digital worlds and make sure we check in with our neighbors. This is what the movie was all about.

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

The North Carolina coast has been home to Kya Clark for years. She has lived alone in the marshes for that time. In the area where she lives, she’s known as “The Marsh Girl.” After her family abandons her, she raises herself in nature. Now that Kya is old enough, she wants something more than just being alone. Locals might even be friends with you. One of the best books of 2018 is Where the Crawdads Sing, which is a beautiful story.

Highest Rated Books: Fiction Bestsellers

Still Alice by Lisa Genova

Lisa Genova, a neuroscientist, is one of the authors who hit it out of the park with their first book. Howland is at the top of her game at Harvard when her memory gets bad. The story of how she got Alzheimer’s at a young age will make you cry. Make sure you have a box of tissues on hand, because you’ll need them when you do this.

Ask Again, Yes by Mary Beth Keane

There are two NYPD officers in the suburbs who live next door to each other. In time, the children of Kate and Peter become best friends with each other. Brian’s wife, on the other hand, has a troubled mind and Francis and his wife have learned to avoid her. When there is a tragedy between the two families, Brian’s family runs away in shame because they don’t want to be seen as bad people. It’s only when Kate and Peter fall in love that the two families must learn how to deal with the tragedy that ties them together. It’s a story about how people can love and forgive each other. Ask Again, Yes is one of the best books to read in 2020.

Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue

American Dream Many people hope for it, but how many find it? Imbolo Mbue’s first book is about three Cameroonian immigrants living in New York City: Jende Jonga, who is trying to get legal status under a false asylum claim; his wife, Neni, who is trying to finish school so she can become a pharmacist; and their son, Liomi, who is trying to be both American and Cameroonian. During the days before the Great Recession, Jende is lucky enough to get a job as Clark Edwards’s driver. This book by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is a great look at what it is like to be an immigrant in the United States. Mbue brilliantly paints a fascinating picture of what it is like to be an immigrant. How does Mbue want you to think about this? What is happiness? Are the American dreams all they’re made up of?

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

As a book club member in 2020, Eleanor Oliphant is the perfect choice. She’s socially awkward, but she’s also very funny. In her free time, she likes to call her mother and talk about what she thinks. They become friends after they help an elderly man who had a fall. Eleanor learns that opening up isn’t always a bad thing.

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

Me Before You should be at the top of your list of books that made you cry. You’ll cry when you see the man who thought he had nothing left to live for as a quadriplegic, not realizing that there is always more. Will adds meaning to his nurse Louisa’s life and pushes her to do things she didn’t think she was able to do. Then Louisa tries to make Will’s life worth living again as soon as possible. I’m sure this will make you cry.

Historical Fiction Books Rated 5 Stars

The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah

Kristin Hannah’s next book is set in the wilds of Alaska, after The Nightingale, her best-selling WWII book. Ernt Allbright, who was a POW in Vietnam, wants to move his family to the Alaskan frontier. In the beginning, it looks like Alaska is the answer to their prayers and just what Ernt needs. But when the Alaskan winter comes and Ernt’s mental health starts to go downhill, his wife and daughter have to fight to stay alive. A book that will make you want to stay up all night. It’s a favorite of book clubs.

The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro

This book is for people who love Downtown Abbey. The butler, Stevens, is an old Englishman like Mr. Carson. He decides to take a vacation and think about how many years of service he has done and how much he still loves the housekeeper who used to work for him. You should read The Remains of the Day if you like thoughtful literary fiction. This book shows how important it is to balance your personal and work lives in a way that makes sense. Read more about

Historical Fiction Books Rated 5 Stars

The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah

The story of a wealthy Afghan boy and the son of his father’s servant is one that will stay with you for a long time. It shows love, friendship, betrayal, and redemption in a beautiful way. It’s important to know that the book is violent and graphic at times, so know that the story is dark and disturbing, even though it’s moving. What makes a story stand out, though, is the contrast between what’s bad about us and what’s good about us.

The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro

Among the most popular books on Goodreads in 2019, Daisy Jones & The Six won the Goodreads Choice Award for best historical fiction. This is because it was one of the most popular books. To make this list, Taylor Jenkins Reid had to write about the rise and fall of a fictional 70s band that no one actually played in. It was too good to leave off. It will make you feel like you’re watching a well-written VH1 biopic, but one with a lot of sex and drugs.

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