Food For Thought (Book Club in a Box):
One of the best resources available is the Library’s book club kits which include 8 copies of the title; an audiobook and/or the movie if available; and a reading guide.
Plum Creek Book Club in a Tub:
Your regional library system also offers several book club kits for check-out. Each kit includes 12 copies of the title and a set of discussion questions. A list of available titles can be found here or by searching the catalog for the “Book Club in a Tub” series.
BookBrowse’s Book Club Central:
One-stop shopping for book groups, from what to read next to reading guides and tips on how to handle difficult conversations.
ALA’s Book Club Central:
Launched in summer of 2017, the American Library Association’s Book Club Central offers information for every step of your book club experience.
Reading Group Guides:
As the name promises, this site is all about providing reading guides, discussion questions, and other information on a wide array of titles.
Read It Forward:
When Penguin Random House was formed, the resulting publishing company created a website just “to help our community of avid readers find the loves of their literary lives.” The content here is helpful for all readers, not just book clubs.
As they are in the business of selling books, publishers have made it easier for book clubs to get information about their titles and authors, so be sure to check their sites. Here are a few:
As the largest book recommendation site online, GoodReads has a number of great suggestions and resources for book clubs, starting with the Book Club Shelf.
Your Library Staff!
We can help your book club with all its reading needs including suggesting great titles, getting multiple copies of books, finding great discussion questions, and even coming to one of your meetings to book-talk potential titles.