Thursday, February 12, 2009

Book Group Resources

Book Club in a Bag Service
Do you and your fellow book clubbers scramble each month to find enough copies of the selected book? Is it your turn to lead the discussion and you don’t know where to start? Lawrence Public Library has made things a whole lot easier with our Book Club in a Bag Service! Visit the LPL web site to learn more.

Online Resources
Hundreds of free book discussion guides organized by title, author, and genre.

Book Discussion Guide Database
Excerpts, reviews, summaries, discussion questions, and links to library's catalog.

Oprah’s Book Club
Past and current selections, discussion guides, author interviews, and more.

Reading Group Choices
Diverse selection of guides; many topics and genres. Also, tips for starting a book group.

Reading Group Guides
Another great site for recommendations, guides of all kinds and start-up information.

What Are You Reading?
Share reading lists and recommendations with other book clubs.

Online Book Club and Discussion Group
A service provided by the Friends of the Lawrence Public Library. Receive book excerpts in your email; join the online discussion group to discuss this week's readings. Learn more and sign up.

Print Resources at the Library
Lawrence Public Library has many books with information on getting a group started, suggested titles, reading guides, and even menu suggestions for a variety of interests. Click on titles to view and reserve the books in the Library's catalog.

Book Cover The Book Group Book: A thoughtful guide to forming and enjoying a stimulating book discussion group
A collection of lively essays and reading lists from book clubs around the country on a variety of topics, such as why they formed, how they choose books and lead discussions. A good read in itself.
Book Cover The Mother-Daughter Book Club
Start-up tips, suggested reading and selected discussion guides; suggestions for related activities such as crafts or field trips.
Book Cover A Year of Reading: A Month-by-Month Guide to Classics and Crowd-Pleasers for You and Your Book Group
Organized around the calendar year; each month has a theme and five suggested reading choices, each title includes book and author information, discussion questions and similar titles list.
Book Cover The Book Club Cookbook: Recipes and Food for Thought from Your Book Club’s Favorite Books and Authors
Offers reading suggestions, each with a brief synopsis, discussion of foods in the book, a few recipes, and profile of a book club that recommends the title.
Book Cover The Go On Girl! Book Club Guide for Reading Groups
Focuses on African American literature, with suggested reading, information on history of African American book clubs, tips for getting started.
Book Cover The Reading Group Handbook: Everything You Need to Know to Start Your Own Book Club
Offers tips for organizing and preparing for a book group and reading lists, including from diverse book groups around the country (some annotated). Also, a section on food, including when and what to serve, with a few recipes.
Book Cover Good Books Lately: The One-Stop resource for Book Groups and Other Greedy Readers
Discusses the history of book clubs and offers lots of suggested reading, web sites and resources for reading guides, and tips for troubleshooting and facilitating good discussions.
Book Cover Read 'Em Their Writes: A Handbook for mystery and crime fiction book discussions
The first book club guide devoted to mysteries. Contains background information and sample questions for 100 mystery titles, as well as book club themes and tips.
Book Cover Recipe for a Book Club: A Monthly Guide for Hosting Your Own Reading Group: Menus & Recipes, Featured Authors, Suggested Reading, and Topical Questions
Twelve months of suggested book club themes and menus, each featuring a recommended title, short list of other similar titles, recipes, brief author information and discussion questions.
Book Cover What To Read: The Essential Guide for Reading Group Members and Other Book Lovers
Annotated book lists on a variety of themes/subjects, fiction and nonfiction, plus tips on how to organize a book discussion group.
Book Cover The New York Public Library Guide to Reading Groups
Start-up tips, general suggestions for leading discussions, and more than 35 annotated book lists for suggested reading.

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