The Reading Group Book

The Reading Group Book

The Comp Gd to Starting and Sustaining a Reading Group…


Format
Paperback
Price
$15.00
 
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780452272019
  • 208 Pages
  • Plume

Table of Contents

Introduction

1. A Brief History of the Reading Group in America

2. A Group of One’s Own
Look at Your Goals
Book Clubs with a View
Cast of Characters
How Big a Group?
Recruiting Strategies
What Do You Want to Read?

3. Standard Operating Procedures
Where
When
How Long
Next…
Sources for Titles
Guests
Keeping in Touch

4. Chemistry Lessons
The Right Book
Don’t Be Scared of a Good Fight
Do You Need a Presenter?
“Doing” the Book
Let the Discussion Wander – But Not Too Far
Call in an Expert

5. Moveable Feasts
Grazing, Salty or Sweet
The Meal Deal
Brown-Bag and Potluck
Logistics
Booze or Not?
Special Occasions
Great Book Meals

6. Troubleshooting
Book Discussions Get Derailed
Choosing What to Read
Division in the Ranks
Attendance Problems
Adding and Subtracting Members
Failure to Finish the Book
Special Events
When to Cut Your Losses

7. The Book Lists
Top Ten Book Club Hits
Books to Revel In
Sure to Provoke Debate
Unforgettable Individuals
The Marriage Knot
Parents and Children
From a Child’s Perspective
Gender Issues
Gay and Lesbian Voices
Aging
Nobelists
European Masters
The Victorians
There’ll Always Be an England
Through Irish Eyes
The New Englanders
Songs of the South
Writers from the Heartland
Western Voices
Latin American Masters
Writers of Color
Poetry Picks
Nonfiction Picks
Nature and the Environment
Travelers
Biography
Memoirs
Historical Fiction
Read the Book, See the Movie

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