Many people are no longer just reading by themselves but are interested in forming book discussion groups. The following information may help readers who are forming a new group or veteran book group participants.
"Good Books Lately: the One-Stop Resource for Book Groups and Other Greedy Readers" by Ellen Moore and Kira Stevens. Check the catalog
"The Reading Group Handbook: Everything You Need to Know, From Choosing Members to Leading Discussions" by Rachel W. Jacobsohn. Check the catalog
Reading Group Choices (resources to enhance the shared reading group experience)
Book-Group Corner (from Random House)
Getting Started - Before (or at) your first meeting, discuss:
It is good to select a list of your group's books well in advance. You don't want to have to spend time at each meeting deciding what to read next. Remember to pick books with a lot to discuss -- not just a 'good read.' Look for books with complex characters who are forced to make difficult choices under difficult situations.
"A Year of Reading: a Month-by-Month Guide to Classics and Crowd-Pleasers for You and Your Book Group" by Elisabeth Ellington. Check the catalog
"More Book Lust: Recommended Reading for Every Mood, Moment, and Reason" by Nancy Pearl. Check the catalog
"Read It and Eat: a Month-by-Month Guide to Scintillating Book Club Selections and Mouthwatering Menus" by Sarah Gardner. Check the catalog
"The Readers' Advisory Guide to Nonfiction" by Neal Wyatt Check the catalog
"What to Read : the Essential Guide for Reading Group Members and Other Book Lovers" by Mickey Pearlman. Check the catalog
Book Club Choices You can sign up for this newsletter and every month, you'll learn about new fiction and nonfiction paperback releases that are sure to promote lively discussion in your book club.
Book Club Favorites: BookMovement.com was founded in 2001 to give book clubs a way to recommend books to each other on a national level.
Top Book Club Picks BookMovement.com was founded in 2001 to give book clubs a way to recommend books to each other on a national level.
Washington Post Book Club: archive includes information about previous selections and discussion transcripts. You can also find out which books will be discussed in the months ahead.
Book Discussion Center includes: Online Discussions | Publisher Guides | Discussion Guides for Kids | Guides for Selected Titles
Bookbrowse: reading guides close to 400 guides are available.
Publisher websites provide questions or reader's guides for books published by them.