Bees Number One Book Club Choice reports that The Secret Life of Bees is the favorite pick among book groups. Voices of more than 2,400 book group members across the U.S. were represented in a survey conducted online at between January and March, 2004. The Secret Life of Bees was in first place followed by The DaVinci Code. If your book club is interested in discussing Bees, you will find a Readers’ Guide and “conversation” with the author at the back of the paperback edition. Also take a look at the Readers’ Guide posted at the web site.