Monday, December 21, 2009

How to start a bookclub?

The news that my friend is starting a bookclub in 2010 made the little nerd inside of me jump for joy! The goal is at the start of each month someone chooses a book and we than have a month to read it, than one Friday night we get togethter discuss the book, eat some cheese and biscuits and drink some wine. Sounds splendid to me! The first book is "The reader" by Berndard Schlink which I have aleady read but am more than happy to read again. I think the book I will choose is the colour purple has anyone read it? I have heard that its good.

Does anyone know of a blog that incorporates some type of bookclub? I think that would be great, maybe I will start one if there isnt already one out there.

Please share any great books that you have read lately so I can pass them along! Are you part of a bookclub any tips or pointers for how one operates, were only new at this!



  1. I've always wanted to join a book club but all the ones in my area are with lots of old people (which there is nothing wrong with but you know... ;)) that read books that are of no interest to me. I hope you and your friends have a good time with this club. Know that I'm jealous!

  2. i would totally join your bookclub!!! how very fun. i am always in the middle of a book. i can't wait to see how it comes along.

    some of my reccomendations: "The Time Traveler's Wife" (of course!) "Happens Every Day" (i love memoirs), "The Girl's Guide to Hunting and Fishing" (collection of lovely short stories woven together) are a few of my faves.

    let me know your faves? xo

  3. That's definitely fun! A few friends of mine and i tried to start one but we didn't get to really get very far.

    It would be fun if someone started one in the blog world. I think at the Meetmeatmikes blog they have a bookclub. So you can check it out for pointers :)

  4. I really loved The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. So great. Especially as it's written as a series of letters and telegrams. I think those of us who blog enjoy that kind of thing immensely!

    Book club meetings should rotate through the members. One person hosts each month. Tea and treats are a must!

    I used to be in a bookclub. Maybe I'll see if I can get one started up again in 2010...

  5. oh that is such a pretty picture!!

    i am currently reading Never Let Me Go...
    and one of my fave books is the Life of Pi.

    and yes, i agree with erin- tea and treats!

  6. my friend, faiza [] started a book club, which i am so happy to be a part of. the person who chooses the book also *hosts* the mtg at the venue of their choice. so far, at each mtg we've eaten food that corresponds in some way to the book we read that month.

    currently, we are reading "The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society", which is a bunch of snail mail letters! i look so forward to our monthly fri mtg b/c it's a great time to catch up with some wonderful women about good books, good food and everything in between!

  7. I heard about such a thing in swap-bot, someone was trying to do it, things like book crossing are also interesting, do you have it in your country?

    I'd love to join a group like that, but i don't know much people to do it around here :S, I'm a bookworm so can't you picture how I'd love it?


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