While the concept of open book discussion at your book club is easy to grasp, it is a little harder to practice.
Some members may be shy, others might have a hard time openly disagreeing, and you just might not know where to begin. For the next time you get your bookish gang together, here are 13 general book club questions that will work for any book.
You might be surprised to hear how inspired, empowered, enraged, or even educated your friends are from a single reading experience.
A popular question to end the discussion off with, talking about possible adaptations is always a fun game of make-believe.
One of my favorite part of discussing books is finding out which parts of the book stuck out to other people, especially in terms of quotations.
Asking each member in your club to read their favorite part out loud will not only give you a chance to hear the story again, but it also gives you an opportunity to learn more about the members of your book club, and perhaps interpret a scene from the book in a whole new way.
The perfect book club is made up of three key things: a great reading selection, yummy snacks, and a lively discussion.
The first two things are easy to accomplish — just read anything by Gillian Flynn and have a good variety of cheese available — but getting a good dialogue going may be harder than you think, which is why you need a list of general book club questions that will work for any discussion.
A fun question that is sure to get a diverse list of answers, this is a good way to not only dive into your reading selection more, but an opportunity to learn about the members of your club.
A simple opinion-based question, asking how people feel about the ending is a great way to start healthy debates within your book club.