As a member or leader of a book club, you are likely to be reading books on a wide variety of topics, both fiction and nonfiction. In one of my past book clubs, we literally only read books that included discussion questions at the end of the book because we wanted to be certain wed have a meaningful discussion. Complaints about a lack of excitement in the books any particular book group chooses are common. Roger, a seemingly bland divorced middleaged guy, and bethany, a cynical goth girl in her early 20s, are. Were making it easy this year by rounding up the best book club books 2019 has to offer. Book clubs are popular not only because people like to read, but also because they are great social outlets.
The great conversation, established in 2004, is a book discussion group dedicated to reading the great works of western civilization. Its a wellknown secret that conversations at book clubs dont always focus on the tome in hand. In you, me, and the sea, young merrow meets amir, a boy who takes away her. Are you always struggling to come up with book club questions to help guide your group discussion.
With discussion worthy content, stimulating nonfiction and great reads from the last few years, you wont have to debate what new book club books to read next. Whether you belong to a book club or not, this is a great list of book recommendations and books. The titles in this weeks list will get the conversation jumping again. For all of you in reading groups and need guidance to select your next group. Its full of murder, mystery, lust, hate, love, trust, jealousy, power struggles, hope, forgiveness. So here you are, our mostselected books from our book club selection, as well as a few new favorites for next year. If your book club loves books by elin hilderbrand, theyll fall head over heels for this new novel by meg donohue. Christian book clubs can choose to read nonfiction christian books, christian fiction or popular books that can be considered from a christian perspective. Online shopping for book club picks from a great selection at books store. The thing is, some stories are just too big and important to stay inside the head of a lone reader they were meant to be shared, discussed and. Great books dinner and discussion series msoe is proud to present a unique literary experience designed for every book lover. They participate in timely discussions, develop relationships with peers and mentors, stay abreast of industry news and research, and they read. We believe that serious discussions are rewarding and enlightening endeavors.
I participate in the long tweet book club, facebook live discussions, and one of my favorites, the monthly inperson meetups with the women ive met through the online newsletter girls night in. Find discussion books, contests, and reading lists. The 5 best book club books i read in 2018 off the shelf. Use this site to find groups that fit your needs, whether that be location or interest in the books. Before we were yours by lisa wingate, little fires everywhere by celeste ng, eleanor oliphant is completely fine by gail. Book group favorites for the best book club discussion reading. If you enjoy meeting new people, exchanging ideas, expanding your literary knowledge, and sampling gourmet cuisine, msoes great books dinner and discussion. Whatever your book club s reading preferences historical fiction, heartfelt family sagas, thoughtprovoking teen novels, and more this list has a book. Great books councils there are 12 independent great books councils, made up of volunteers, that support great books groups in the united states and canada. Many books have reading guides at the end of the book that are perfect to use for your book club. The color of water james mcbride the shell seekers rosamunde pilcher rebecca daphne dumaurier east of eden john steinbeck pilgrim at tinker creek annie dillard surprised by joy c. Throughout october, im writing all about book clubs. The book asks big questions about how women define their place in the world, without forcing solutions on the reader, which is perfect to kick off a book club discussion. If you love being healthy kelly palmer has some really great idea.
No matter the genre, age, notoriety, or length of the book of the moment, book club questions can kickstart or enhance your group discussion. The best book club books that will encourage discussion in your book cluband theyre all available in paperback for easy access for your. Houston great books is a nonprofit organization that supports and promotes discussion groups and book clubs in and around houston. A house in the sky by amanda lindhout and sara corbett. Metropolis, fritz langs towering science fiction landmark, unfolds in a stunningly imagined future in which the. If you want to go beyond the standard reading guide, a great place to find conversation starters is by searching for interviews with the book.
General book club questions for study and discussion. We have 7 tips to help you lead a great book club discussioneverything from book discussion questions, prompts, games, handouts, even index cards. From the early 20th century to our contemporary time, from california to georgia to washington d. Whether you belong to a book club or not, this is a great list of book. Best for book clubs best books to read for a great book club discussion. Sure, book clubs are a great way to meet new friends, get together with old ones, and up your monthly reading quota, but theyre also. Thoughtprovoking fiction titles for great book club discussions classic novels. This list of book club recommendations for christian book clubs includes books. A site dedicated to book lovers providing a forum to discover and share commentary about the books and authors they enjoy. Generic discussion questions for fiction and nonfiction to help with almost any book. Ive been a part of some great book club discussions with these titles. Great books for middle school book clubs pernille ripp. Obrehts portrayal of a southeast europe corrupted by war yet inspired by legends and. The huffington post selected the tigers wife for our now discontinued book club in 2011, and with good reason.
A book club can be a great way for your staff to push themselves to continue to learn. Below, time books editor lucy feldman has some tips on how to get started and lead your own discussion. My book club has been meeting once a week for four years. Over wine, of course the girl on the train by paula hawkins. Ive found that the best book club discussion questions are ones that are openended and that get people to share their personal opinions.
Ive also included a few questions that are meant for specific types of books, like fiction or nonfiction. Considering how my whole life sometimes feels like a book club, i wanted to share a few of the best books to spark discussion. I feel like its a book that can start a great conversation at a first book club meeting. If youre ready to start a book club, heres 40 of the best book club questions. The great books foundation inspiring ideas, dialogue. Sure, book clubs are a great way to meet new friends, get together with old ones, and up your monthly reading quota, but. If not, you can visit the publisher or authors website and find online reading guides. So whether youre in a book club now, want to be, or just really love reading and talking about books to anyone, i have suggestions on your next pick. As the facilitator, it is your job to recognize tangents and bring the discussion back to the book. So much better than reading a book alone, then wishing someone else you knew had read it so you could unpack it.
Now more than ever, we need to get together and enjoy discussing great works of art. We have 7 tips to help you lead a great book club discussion everything from book discussion questions, prompts, games, handouts. If you asked me before i read this book if i would be rooting for kellan and wavy or even just any character in this book. If youre ready to start a book club, heres 40 of the best book club questions, for fiction and nonfiction alike. A little off topic conversation is fine, but you also want to respect the fact that people have read the book and expect to talk about it. A book discussion club is a group of people who meet to discuss a book or books that they have read and express their opinions, likes, dislikes, etc. Reading group choices is your resource for book recommendations, book club discussion topics, and reading group guides. The name and original inspiration of the group is britannica great books. The ultimate book club reads for 2020 penguin books. Book club books that will get the conversation and wine flowing. A list of classic and current book club favorite reads. Suggest books that your group has read that led to a lively discussion, whether people loved or hated them.1668 766 503 765 26 65 86 1584 616 600 141 649 225 321 45 276 1565 929 983 552 1164 1459 471 1340 948 134 1110 30 314 833 1277 1635 1159 48 432 258 436 511 70 538 1352 1097 932 292 1300