Spice up your next Book Club meeting with these ideas

Spice up your book clubs with these ideas!

Themes for your book club:

  • Periods of time (Modern British Literature, World War 2 era, Roaring ‘20s. etc.)
  • Travel (Around the World in 80 books, a book with the setting of each state, etc.)
  • Author (Stephen King, Nicolas Sparks, Ray Bradbury, etc.)
  • Series (Harry Potter, The Hunger Games, etc.)
  • Genre (YA, New Adult, Mystery, etc.)
  • Celebrity Book Clubs
  • Poetry
  • Gender specific
  • Fiction or Non-fiction
  • Prize Winning books
  • Read through book lists like The Gilmore Girls, 1000 books before I die, BBC list, a scratch off list that you can buy, etc.
  • Cinema book club- Only read books that are being made into a movie- then watch the movie and compare.
  • Local authors
  • Favorite Titles of members
  • Audiobooks
  • A trip through history book club
  • Cook books

You can also do something like this:

  • Craft Book club: while discussing you can knit, scrapbook, etc.
  • Literary game book club- You can play a book game every meeting
  • Do a related activity that is in the book
  • Dress up like your favorite literary character (Great for a Harry Potter Book club)
  • Food themed book club- Wine, Beer, tea, finger foods, make something that is similar to the book (if set in Paris, make crepes)
  • Field trips: go to places that remind you of the book to discuss or just a restaurant
  • Silent book club: discuss it, but also sit quietly and read
  • Read anything you want book club- you go to discuss recommendations
  • Music themed: each member picks a song that reminds them of something in the book then create a playlist for your club
  • Speed dating to choose the next book
  • A gift exchange club- you all give each other the gift of a book or each selects a book and just keep passing to one another until all the books are read

There are so many ways to even deliver a book club anymore. Here are some of the ways that I have done them in the past. My life sometimes gets too hectic to discuss in person. So I turn to the internet to find likeminded book nerds!

  • Social media groups
  • Goodreads discussion or create a group for only your members to discuss online
  • Skype all your members and discuss from the comfort of your home
  • In person

You can also have pre-determined questions or just have a regular discussion of your book. Let the conversation just flow. I prefer having each member create a question to ask during the meeting.

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