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Resources for Book Clubs

A book club, sometimes also called a reading group, or book discussion group, is simply a collection of readers who get together regularly to discuss books. Whatever shape or size your book club might be, whether it's just getting started or well established, BookBrowse has resources for you. In addition, you are very welcome to join BookBrowse's free book club to discuss books - no committment necessary, just join the discussions you're interested in at anytime that's convenient to you. Read on for more information about our book club resources:


Book Club Advice


Our book club advice section includes everything you need to start and run a successful and fun book club, including the critical steps you need to take to get your new book club off to a successful start, how to choose books that will stimulate discussion, even trouble-shooting tips for dealing with difficult meeting situations!

In addition, browse BookBrowse's blog for book club reading recommendations and ideas on how to solve tricky book club issues.


Interviews with Book Clubs


Over the years we've interviewed dozens of vibrant book clubs to find out what makes them tick. Read these Q&As for ideas and inspiration for your club; plus hundreds of recommended books.



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Reading Guides


Many book clubs find a reading guide (sometimes called a book discussion guide) a useful tool to direct their club's discussions; some people also like to check out the reading guide for a book they've recently finished to help them think more deeply about the book. BookBrowse only lists reading guides for books that we personally recommend. Each guide is backed by a substantial excerpt from the book, multiple reviews (with no plot spoilers!) and more often than not, an author interview, so you have everything you need to decide which books are exactly right for your book club.

You can browse our guides by title, author or by a wide range of themes including by time period, setting and, of course, genre.

Warning! Don't read the reading guide until you've read the book as they always include plot spoilers! Instead, use BookBrowse's excerpts and reviews to help you choose the books that are right for your book club.

Also, don't feel restricted to books that have guides; not all publishers provide them, and often not until the book publishes in paperback. It would be a pity to miss out on a book that is ripe for discussion simply for the lack of a guide; and it's not all that hard to come up with questions to provoke a discussion, especially with the help of our DIY discussion guide tips!

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