April 18, 2007
Those who love book club discussions will be pleased to find these new books at our library.
The Book Club Companion is a comprehensive guide to the reading group experience by Diana Loevy. Highlights of the book include: Reading lists from Classics to Literary Respites; Tips on creating your group—and keeping meetings lively; Can’t miss discussion starters; Recipes!; Theme parties, take-home mementos, club trips, and more
Running Book Discussion Groups: A How-To-Do-It Manual for Libraries by Lauren Zina John is not only useful for librarians but also for community book club leaders. Learn how to launch and run a successful book discussion group. Or, select titles from a list of ten guaranteed crowd-pleasing book discussions. As a book club leader, I heartily recommend Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See, as reviewed on page 203 of this book. Try it and let us know what you think. Happy reading!
For a list of book clubs meeting at library branches, check out this link to the calendar of library events: www.mcpl.us/events.