Multcolib Research Picks: Book Group Guides

The Book Club Companion
The Book Club Companion A Comprehensive Guide to the Reading Group Experience By Loevy, Diana Book - 2006 374.22 L826b 2006 Available in some locations

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

A Year of Reading
A Year of Reading A Month-by-month Guide to Classics and Crowd-pleasers for You and your Book Group By Ellington, H. Elisabeth Book - 2002 011.73 E46y 2002 Available in some locations

Annotation:This reading guide, organized around the calendar year, offers descriptions of each book, discussion questions, information about the authors, and lists of resources.

Read 'em Their Writes
Read 'em Their Writes A Handbook for Mystery and Crime Fiction Book Discussions By Niebuhr, Gary Warren Book - 2006 809.3872 N665r 2006 In-library use only at this time in some locations

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.

Read This!
Read This! Handpicked Favorites From America's Indie Booksellers Book - 2012 011.73 R284 2012 All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:Indie booksellers share lists of favorites that have flown under the radar, but off of bookstore shelves.

Book Lust
Book Lust Recommended Reading for Every Mood, Moment, and Reason By Pearl, Nancy Book - 2003 011.73 P359b 2003 Available in some locations

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.

The End of your Life Book Club
The End of your Life Book Club By Schwalbe, Will Book - 2012 616.9940092 S3986e 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:The inspiring story of a son and his dying mother, who form a "book club" that brings them together as her life comes to a close.

Reading Women
Reading Women A Book Club Guide for Women's Fiction By Hill, Nanci Milone Book - 2012 028.9 H6473r 2012 Available in some locations

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.

Read It and Eat
Read It and Eat A Month-by-month Guide to Scintillating Book Club Selections and Mouthwatering Menus By Gardner, Sarah Book - 2005 641.5 G228r 2005 Available in some locations

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.

The Mother-daughter Book Club
The Mother-daughter Book Club How Ten Busy Mothers and Daughters Came Together to Talk, Laugh, and Learn Through Their Love of Reading By Dodson, Shireen Book - 2007 374.22 D647m 2007 Available in some locations

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.

The Teen-centered Book Club
The Teen-centered Book Club Readers Into Leaders By Kunzel, Bonnie Book - 2006 027.626 K96t 2006 All copies in use Availability details

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.

Book by Book
Book by Book The Complete Guide to Creating Mother-daughter Book Clubs By Hudson, Cindy Book - 2009 028.55 H885b 2009 Available in some locations

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.

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