If you want to start a book club but need to know the basics, we give you some tips as seasoned librarians who have hosted them before. Learn about what kinds of book groups there are, how to get people to come to them, and how to pick the books to read. And Cari has a confession to make about Charles Dickens.
Tips we talk about:
Find a location & figure out if it will rotate.
Talk about what books you want to read & who will host.
Will there be food? Please say yes!
How many people do you want in your group?
Resources for book groups
Novelist (Clevnet – Ohio)
Reading Group Guides
Oprah’s Book Club
Books we talk about:
The Leftovers by Tom Parada
The Age of Miracles by Karen Walker Thompson
Cherry Cheesecake Murder by Joanne Fluke
The Woman in Red by Eileen Goudge
The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls
A Child Called It by Dave Pelzer
Half Broke Horses by Jeanette Walls
The Eat Puppies, Don’t They by
The Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Claire
Atonement by Ian McEwan
A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens