How to start a book club

Book clubs are fun and give booklovers a common place to discuss what they love most, reading. There are many ways to make the most of the time you spend with other readers but first you need to get people interested and engaged in your new club. There are many ways to start a club with the internet as a useful resource. The first decision would be who you would like to involve in the club. You need to find likeminded individuals that are willing to offer up one day a week to discuss a new treasure that they discovered in an old bookshop. Click here to take a look at the best books of all time. These steps will lead you to good books, good talks and great snacks.

How to start a book club

The first step is to decide what kind of book club you would like to start, highly social or academic. These decisions will also be affected by what types of books you are looking at featuring at club meetings. Will it be fiction, non-fiction or a mixture of both? These are important factors to consider especially if you are looking at recruiting the right members for your club. Once you have established the style of the club you need to decide where meetings will be held. You can select your home at first and perhaps later use other members’ homes. Decide on the number of members you would like to include in the club. 8 to 16 is a good number to keep discussions personal and interactive. It would be best to find people that have similar reading styles to your own to keep the conversation flowing. You can easily start by inviting 3 friends over and then ask them to invite additional members along. It doesn’t really matter if you don’t know each other yet, that will come with time as long as you share the same passion for reading. Take a look at this new range of street style clothing for a comfortable and relaxing outfit that will work great for your first meeting.

The next very important step is to decide how often you will be having your meetings and on which days. This is a matter that should be discussed with the whole group. It is however the norm for most book clubs to meet once a month after completing the selected book that is up for discussion. That is what is really important, discussing the book that you all decided to read. If some of your members decide that they need a longer period to read the book you should try and compensate them with a few extra days. Then obviously discuss which day of the week is the most convenient for everyone. Find a day that isn’t too busy for any of the members. As previously discussed make sure that you involve other members and find different locations for your meetings so that you don’t always have to host club meetings. You could even rent a clubhouse if necessary. Decide about snacks and who will bring what. Click here for some great snacks to bring to the meeting.

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