Book Clubs

Book Clubs
Congratulations on deciding to create a Book Club!
Follow this easy checklist to ensure that everything is completed so you can enjoy your book stress free.
Preparations for your Book Club
  • Have a Book Club brainstorm. What kind of books would you like to read? How often will you hold meetings? Will you have a web based Book Club or will you meet face-to-face?
  • How will your meetings be run? Will you be the leader? Will you share the responsibility with another or will you rotate who leads meetings?
  • What type of books will you read; will you stick to one genre? Tips on choosing a book.
  • How big or small of a book club do you want to create? What is the maximum number of people you can accommodate?
  • Where, when and how will you hold Book Club meetings? Will they be hosted at someone’s home, in a public space, or online?
  • Once all of this has been decided, invite members.
Starting a Book Club
  • Coordinate with your members to set up a pre-Book Club meeting. Topics to discuss:
    • Meeting time and place
    • Create a meeting schedule
    • How to run your meeting
    • Select the first (or first series of) books
  • Email your Book Club members to inform them of the following:
    • Meeting schedule
    • Confirm the date, time, and location of your next meeting
    • Include contact information for all members (We suggest compiling this information on a Google Doc or on another web based location accessible to members.)
    • Book choice
Before the First Meeting
  • Finish reading your book (mark any interesting passages you might want to discuss.)
  • Prepare discussion questions and/or book related activities
  • Confirm the meeting location
  • Send out a reminder notification to all members of the meeting time and place
  • Prepare/buy snacks (if you want to munch on snacks during your discussion)
  • Enjoy your first Book Club meeting!
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