subject guide: book clubs

Book clubs can be wonderful ways to express your thoughts about a book, to understand a book’s meaning in a deeper way, and to also socialize. It does not cost a lot of money or commitment to start a book club.  Most meet either monthly or weekly. Organization and commitment from members to the club is all that is needed. The library offers several book clubs. Click here to learn more.

Library Materials

 
 
Read It and Eat
by Bill Thompson III
598.0723 THO
 
 

Online Databases

NoveList

If inside the library, click:     http://search.ebscohost.com  
If outside the library, click:    http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=cpid&custid=s8331846

Research good fiction books to read for your book club.  Also, print off discussion questions for dozens upon dozens of books.

Websites

Book Browse - www.bookbrowse.com
Discussion questions, author information, and customer reviews make this a fun site for book club members.

Book Browse - www.bookbrowse.com/bookclubs/index.cfm?fuseaction=starting_club
A good website for help with getting started with a book club.

Book Discussion Groups - http://www.ala.org/tools/atoz/book-discussion-grps
Additional resources for anyone starting a book club.

Oprah's Book Club - www.oprah.com/app/books.html
Oprah’s Book Club provides resources (author bio, discussion questions, forums, etc.) for the many titles Oprah has selected over the years.

Book Lust - http://www.goodreads.com/review/list/997148-nancy?utf8=%E2%9C%93&shelf=book-group-titles&view=covers&per_page=100
Nancy Pearl’s List of Books that Ignite Discussion.

Reading Group Choices - www.readinggroupchoices.com
Great tips, suggested reading, discussion guides, and theme ideas.

Books - New York Times - www.nytimes.com/pages/books/
What books are most popular?  Check out the NY Times Book Page to find out.

BookMuse -http://www.bookclubbish.com/top-ten-tips-for-having-a-great-book-club-meeting/
Book Clubbish’s Ten Tips to Starting a Book Club.

LitLovers - http://www.litlovers.com/start-a-book-club
Resources for starting and running a book club, including how-tos on selecting and discussing books, icebreakers, and book-themed recipes.

SuperSummary- http://www.supersummary.com
In-depth study guides on a variety of contemporary novels.  

FAQs

Does the library sponsor any book clubs that I may join?
Yes!  http://www.greenwoodlibrary.us/book-club

How can the library help me start a book club?
In addition to the above resources, the library offers the Bagged Books service.  Check out http://www.greenwoodlibrary.us/bagged-books to see the titles for the dozens of book club sets available.

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