The topic for Top Ten Tuesdays today is Top Ten Books That Would Make Great Book Club Picks .

I presume this means books that can be discussed with some depth. There are lots of those, depending of course what the people in the group are interested in talking about.

1, Lois McMaster Bujold’s Curse of Chalion
The world building and the possible parallels to the real world give plenty of things to discuss.

2, Kim Stanley Robinson’s Red Mars
Especially for a group which knows something about revolutions, various cultures, and Mars.

3, C. J. Cherryh’s Cyteen
Themes from cloning to owning another human to how “human” is defined, just to name a few.

4, Joe Haldeman’s the Forever War
Changing culture, among other things.

5, Poul Anderson’s A Midsummer Tempest
In this story, Shakespeare’s play were real and he’s know as the Historian.

6, Jacquelin Carey’s Kushiel’s Dart
Another alternate history and an alternative culture.

7, Kirsten Imani Kasai’s Tattoo
Themes ranging from drug use to sexuality to exploitation of an entire tribe.

8, Robin McKinley’s the Blue Sword
Subversion of many epic fantasy tropes.

9, Ursula LeGuin’s The Dispossessed
The clash between socialism and capitalism.

10, Kerry Greenwood’s Cocaine Blues
The differences and similarities of the 1920s and today.