Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Five Books to Read If Your Book Club Likes to Argue


It is a truth universally acknowledged that a person in possession of a half-decent bookshelf must be in want of someone to argue about it with. Hence the existence of book clubs.

Book Club (Organisation)

A place where highly opinionated people (known colloquially as bookworms) go to argue with other highly opinionated people about such important matters as whether or not the correct suitor ended up courting the protagonist, and if the plot actually made any sense.

Here are ten books to start the kind of debate that ends with books being thrown across the room.

(I think you mean a fight.)

No, I'm pretty sure I mean a debate. 

For Arguing About Writing Style...
The Half Bad Series by Sally Green

Why only use first person point of view when there are at least four types to choose from? Why keep all your text nice, and neat, and uniform in size? Sally Green laughs in the face of convention. It's why I love her writing, but the unusual formatting drives some people absolutely batty.

For Arguing About What Actually Happened...
The Dead House by Dawn Kurtagich

Ambiguous endings are the death of any book club.

For Arguing About Whether or Not Kell's Actually the Smart One...
A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab

I'm sorry, but, from where I'm sitting, he and Rhy seem to throw the smartest brother ball back and forth between them.

For Arguing About Pretty Much Everything...
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne, and John Tiffany

Oh God, this book is a minefield as far as sensible discussion is concerned.

For Arguing About the Truth...
The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood

A retelling of The Odyssey from the point of view of his wife, Penelope, and the maids who met their grisly ends at his hands. This book presents you with two points of view. It's up to you which one you think is true.

What was the last book you had a good argument over? Link me to your TTT posts!