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Book Clubs

Book clubs can be wonderful ways to express your thoughts about a book, to understand a book’s meaning in a deeper way, and to also socialize.  It does not cost a lot of money or commitment to start a book club.  Most meet either monthly or weekly.  Organization and commitment from members to the club is all that is needed.  The library offers several book clubs.  Visit http://greenwoodlibrary.nonprofitsites.com/bookclubs.asp to find a list.

Library Materials

Good Books Lately book cover

Good Books Lately: The One-Stop Resource for Book Groups and Other Greedy Readers
by Ellen Moore
374.22 MOO

100 One Night Reads book cover

100 One-Night Reads: A Book Lover’s Guide
by David C. Major
001.73 MAJ

The Book Club Cook Book book cover

The Book Club Cookbook
by Judy Gelman and
Vicki Levy Krupp
641.5 GEL

Book Lust book cover

Book Lust: Recommended
Reading for Every Mood,
Moment, and Reason

by Nancy Pearl
011.73 PEA

 Why We Read What We Read book cover

Why We Read What We
Read: A Delightfully
Opinionated Journey
Through Contemporary
Bestsellers

by Lisa Adams and
John Heath
028.9 HEA

Mother Daughter Book Club book cover

The Mother–Daughter
Book Club: How Ten Busy
Mothers and Daughters Came
Together to Talk, Laugh and
Learn Through Their Love of
Reading

by Shireen Dodson
372.41 DOD

 

Online Databases         

NoveList - 
If inside the library, click:
 
    http://search.ebscohost.com  
If outside the library, click:
    http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=cpid&custid=s8331846
Research good fiction books to read for your book club.  Also, print off discussion questions for dozens upon dozens of books.

Websites

How to Start a Book Club - www.book-clubs-resource.com/running/starting.php
    Provides tips on how to start a book club.

Book Browse - www.bookbrowse.com
    Discussion questions, author information, and customer reviews make this a fun site for book club members.

Book Browse - www.bookbrowse.com/bookclubs/index.cfm?fuseaction=starting_club
    Another good website for help with getting started with a book club.

Book Discussion Groups - http://wikis.ala.org/professionaltips/index.php/Book_Discussion_Groups
    Additional resources for anyone starting a book club.

Oprah's Book Club - www.oprah.com/entity/oprahsbookclub
    Oprah’s Book Club provides resources (author bio, discussion questions, forums, etc.) for the many titles Oprah has selected over the years.

Book Lust - http://booklust.wetpaint.com/page/Ready%2C+Set%2C+Liftoff%3A+Books+that+Ignite+Discussion
    Nancy Pearl’s List of Books that Ignite Discussion.

Reading Group Choices - www.readinggroupchoices.com
    Great tips, suggested reading, discussion guides, and theme ideas.

Books - New York Times - www.nytimes.com/pages/books/
    What books are most popular?  Check out the NY Times Book Page to find out.

BookMuse - www.bookmuse.com/pages/resources/starting.asp
    Book Muse’s Ten Tips to Starting a Book Club.

FAQs

Does the library sponsor any book clubs that I may join?
Yes!  http://greenwoodlibrary.nonprofitsites.com/bookclubs.asp

How can the library help me start a book club?
In addition to the above resources, the library offers the Bagged Books service.  Check out http://greenwoodlibrary.nonprofitsites.com/bagged_books.asp to see the titles for the dozens of book club sets available.

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