Multcolib Research Picks: Book Group Guides
Annotation:Reading lists from classics to literary respites; tips on creating your group--and keeping meetings lively; can't miss discussion starters; theme parties, take home mementos, club trips, recipes and more
Annotation:This reading guide, organized around the calendar year, offers descriptions of each book, discussion questions, information about the authors, and lists of resources.
Annotation:Niebuhr, a library director and avid mystery fan, has put together a guide for starting a mystery book club, tips and background information, and sample questions for 100 mysteries.
Annotation:Pearl, a longtime reader, book reviewer and public librarian, presents 100 or so of her favorites in this novel guide to finding the right book for the right mood.
Annotation:Hill has compiled an admirable list of women's fiction, chick lit and romance titles suitable for discussion; titles with an emphasis on the humor, lightheartedness and hope found in many women's-fiction novels.
Annotation:This witty, occasionally irreverent guide to creating book club get-togethers with flair, sparkle --and delicious food and drink -- is based on Gardner's popular newsletter, The Literary Gathering.
Annotation:The story of a group of mothers and their daughters, and how their relationships were strengthened and changed by starting a monthly reading club AND a practical step-by-step guide--filled with stories, anecdotes, and reading lists--that will inspire parents to start reading clubs of their own.
Annotation:Two experienced youth-services librarians introduce the idea of teen-centered book clubs that encourages teenagers to take the lead.
Annotation:Check out a set of 10 books for your book group. Titles include fiction, nonfiction, memoirs and more.
Annotation:Hudson offers all the how-to tips mothers need to start their own successful book clubs based on her experience as the founder of two long-running mother-daughter clubs.
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Resources to help all kinds of book groups -- new, established, mother-daughter, special interest -- find discussable books and enjoy stimulating conversations.