How to Start a Book Club


How to Start a Book Club. Use these tips to form the book club you’ve
always dreamed of. You will need Members A meeting place Guidelines
A leader A list of discussion topics and mutual respect. Step 1. Decide what kind of book club you’d like. Your love for types of books, whether fiction,
nonfiction, genre fiction, or others, should help guide you. Step 2. Think about how many people you would like
to include. The number of members will determine the meeting
place. If you meet in someone’s home, more than
six or eight people will be crowded, but too few people will make for a shallow discussion. Recruiting friends and coworkers rather than
strangers decreases the likelihood of no-shows. Step 3. Ask for book suggestions from your members. Choose one title from each member’s choices,
or let everyone vote. Step 4. Set guidelines at the first meeting. Lead your group to decide how often you’ll
meet, determine starting and ending times, and designate a discussion leader. Step 5. Set a pace at which to read the book so that
everyone is reading at the same speed. This avoids spoilers. Chapter books make it easy to determine where
to start and stop. Step 6. Make a list of discussion topics, such as,
“What literary character would you like to have dinner with?” Or “What was your favorite childhood book?” Step 7. See that everyone’s views are respected. By helping the other members feel comfortable
to express their opinions; you’ll help yourself create a book club that’s sure to be successful. Did you know Did you know? The term best seller was first used in a newspaper
— The Kansas Times and Star — in 1889.

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2 thoughts on “How to Start a Book Club”

  1. bookcreator says:


  2. ebony berry says:

    this was an excellent tutorial.

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