Most book club meetings revolve around discussing that month’s selected title, but we like to infuse some general bookish chatter into our gatherings! This can be a great way to start or end the event, and to keep everyone focused on the thing that brings us all together: a passion for literature. Here are five topics to bring up during your April book club meeting.
April 10 is National Siblings Day! At Bookish, we celebrated by rounding up our favorite siblings in literature. At your upcoming meeting, take a look back on the fictional families in the books your group has read. Ask members which characters they would and wouldn’t want to be related to.
Location, location, location
Spring is officially here and the weather is warming up. Is it time to consider taking your meeting outdoors? Ask the group how they feel about a change of scenery. To help make your outdoor meeting a success, check out these dos and don’ts.
Celebrate National Poetry Month by starting your meeting with a favorite poem. If you don’t know where to start, we recommend “I Opened A Book” by Julia Donaldson. Find out if there are any poetry fans in the group, and ask what readers think about reading a poetry collection as a future book club pick. You can even chat about which genres and styles make for the best book club discussions for your group.
Visit the library
National Library Week takes place between April 7 and April 13, making this the perfect month to show your library some love. Take a look at upcoming programs that your group can visit together or see if your library offers any reading group tools such as book club kits. Plus, a trip to the library means you can ask your local librarian for reading recommendations for future meetings.
Death Defying Characters
Maybe it’s the return of Game of Thrones, but this month we’re thinking a lot about the significance of characters killed off by authors and those who die only to rise again. Ask your members if they think resurrected characters add or detract from their reading experience and how they feel about how authors handle character deaths.
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