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Book Lovers Central: Book Clubs

Find your next favorite book with these resources for readers.

Resources for Book Clubs

 

These websites were formed specifically for book clubs.  Find the best new books, discussion questions, and tips from other book clubs.

 

Book Movement
This unique website gives book clubs across the country a way to communicate with each other.  Register your book group (it's free!), and members can see what other book groups are reading, get recommendations, and find reading guides.

The Booklist Reader
This site includes some online resources for book groups and lists of good book group selections, but the biggest feature is the blog.  Right on the front page find tips on how to run your book group, author features, and news from the world of books.

BookTalk.org
Finding it difficult to fit a book group into your hectic schedule?  Can't seem to get out of the house to attend meetings?  This site may be for you.  Find online discussion boards on dozens of books and topics, and best of all, post at your own pace!

Creating Your Own Reading Guides 
Book Browse offers a step-by-step guide to writing your own insightful, discussion-provoking questions for your book club.  The perfect resource for book clubs that prefer books beneath the radar.

How To Discuss a Book 
Find tips on running a successful book club discussion, including how to get the most out of your reading, how to have meaningful discussions without hurting anyone's feelings, and generic discussion questions for those pesky books with no published guide.

LitLovers
Find monthly book suggestions, discussion tips, and over 800 reading guides on the LitLovers website.  If your book group likes to eat, you can even find themed menus, with recipes, from the setting of your book!

Reading Group Choices
This site is brimming with featured books and recommended titles for book groups of all types.  Each book description includes a summary, author biography, praise from critics and reviewers, and discussion starters.  You can even get suggestions for the perfect music, wine, or food to pair with your book.

Reading Group Guides
With over 2,800 discussion guides and more being added, this is a great place to great place to look for conversation starters.  The site also offers book club giveaways and accepts votes for which books you'd like to see discussion guides written for.

 

Books for Book Clubs

 

Starting or running a book club can be an intimidating prospect.  Let the experts help!  These books hold advice for forming your book club, selecting books, holding a good discussion, and having a great time doing it.

 

Book Club Bags

 

The library's book club bags include twelve copies of the book and thoughtful discussion questions to help you get the conversation going.  Each bag checks out for six weeks to give your group enough time to finish and discuss!  The library offers Adult Book Club Bags, Teen Book Club Bags, and Kids' Book Club Bags.  Here are just a few of the many titles available:

 

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Looking to join a book club?  There are several options at your local library!  Click on any book club's name for more details.

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