I hope you’ve enjoyed this month-long series all about book clubs. One thing I do want to emphasize is there’s no one way to do a book club – if you want to have your book club chat for 5 minutes about the cover of your book, and then proceed to drink wine and socialize, well, if everyone is happy with that then go for it! If you want to have an article club instead of a book club, you aren’t alone – that’s what my friend Bernadette does. Be flexible, figure out what sort of a group you want it to be, and have fun with it.
To conclude Booked: Reading Together, I’m sharing a compiled list of resources to help with your book club. Many of them will look familiar – I’ve already mentioned some in previous posts in the series, but I’m combining them here to make them easy to find for future reference. And a heads-up: if you’ve missed a post in this series, check out the archives.
General Sites about Book Clubs
- To find discussion questions for a specific book, try searching for the title and add the search terms “book club questions” or “discussion guide”
- General questions for books
- Discussion Guides from Reading Group Guides
- Reading Guides from Lit Lovers
Book Club for Kids
Book Club Food
- Alison’s Wonderland Recipes
- Book Club Menus & Recipes from Lit Lovers
- Buttery Books
- The Book Club Cookbook by Judy Gelman and Vicki Levy Krupp
- The Book Lover’s Cookbook by Shaundra Kennedy Wenger and Janet Kay Jensen
- Recipe for a Book Club by Rose Storey and Mary O’Hare
- 72 Great Novels for Book Clubs
- 72 Great Nonfiction Titles for Book Clubs
- Great Kid Lit Titles for Your Grown-Up Book Club
- Popular Book Club Books from Lit Lovers
- Favorite Books from Reading Group Choices
- 40 Great Book Club Novels from Modern Mrs. Darcy
- Honey for a Woman’s Heart by Gladys Hunt
- Book Lust by Nancy Pearl
- More Book Lust by Nancy Pearl
- Book Lust To Go by Nancy Pearl
- Book Crush by Nancy Pearl
- The Readers’ Choice: 200 Book Club Favorites by Victoria Golden McMains
These will often include suggested titles as well
- The Book Club Companion: A Comprehensive Guide to the Reading Group Experience by Diana Loevy
- The Book Group Book by Ellen Slezak
- The Reading Group Handbook: Everything You Need to Know to Start Your Own Book Club by Rachel W. Jacobsohn
- The Reading Group Book: The Complete Guide to Starting and Sustaining a Reading Group with Annotated Lists of 250 Titles for Provocative Discussions by David Laskin and Holly Hughes
More about My Book Club
Reading is Social at Simply Sarah
This is part of the Booked: Reading Together series. Throughout October, I’m writing all about book clubs.
Check out the archives in case you missed a post.
Previously on The Deliberate Reader
One year ago: Northwood
Two years ago: 31 Days of More Great Nonfiction: In a Sunburned Country
Three years ago: 31 Days of Great Nonfiction Reads: The Ice Master
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