I always thought that book clubs were for rich middle aged women who had nothing better to do. I have no idea where I got that notion, because I just started my own book club last month! I realized their value: community with good friends, and exploration into good fiction.
I had no idea how to start one, or what to do when I did, but I emailed a bunch of girls and off we went! Are you interested in anything like this? Because really, it’s quite incredibly simple:
- Email people.
- Meet and pick a book. (We’re reading The Help right now)
- Read the book.
- Meet a month later.
- Talk about the book.
- Pick another book. (Not sure what’s next yet—we’ll see!)
However simple that sounds, the one difficult task is picking the book. Still haven’t gotten that part down yet. We have so many tastes and opinions: sci-fi, mystery, classics, pop-fic, dystopia, memoirs. The list goes on. So much wonderful diversity—but it makes it difficult to find something that everyone will enjoy.
To you all out there, the floor is open: Any tips on how to pick books? Or any recommendations?