In a recurring feature in the New York Times Book Review, a well-known author is interviewed about his or her reading habits and history. It has led me to think about its list of questions as good ones for book clubs to use. They would be great as ice breakers for new clubs just formed, when people want to get to know each other as readers. Another occasion to use these questions would be at a meeting over a holiday or vacation period when reading time is tight. See if these questions don't spark some interest or become another way to enhance your book club.
1. When and where do you like to read?
2. What is your favorite book and why?
3. What book did you feel like you were supposed to like, and didn't?
4. Are you a rereader? What books do you return to again and again?
5. What book had a real impact on your life?
6. What does your personal book collection look like?
7. If you could meet any author, who would it be?
8. Who are your favorite women writing today?
9. What are you reading right now?
I find myself trying to answer these each time they are in the NYTBR. Another fun way to think about reading.......
Parnassus Book Club Selections
May - Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter
Wednesday, May 8 at 5:45pm Join us for a wine reception and book club meeting led by the author!
Monday, May 20 at 6:30pm- discussion of Beautiful Ruins by book club members
June - The Chaperone by Laura Moriarity
Monday, June 17 at 6:30pm Join us for a book club meeting led by the author!
Wednesday, June 19 at 6:30pm -discussion of The Chaperone by book club members
July - City of Women by David R. Gillham
Monday, July 15 at 6:30pm Wednesday, July 17 at 6:30pm Thursday, July 18 at 10am
Parnassus book club meetings are free and open to anyone. Buy, read, discuss!Kathy@parnassusbooks.net