Read Related: Sisterhood of the Books: A Female Bonding Book ClubCONSIDER THE OPTIONS Do you prefer to discuss fiction, non-fiction, poetry, or all genres? Would you rather limit book length to ensure that everyone has a better chance to finish reading? My book club mostly goes for books under 400 pages so everyone has a chance to get it read, but sometimes we overlook that rule. Do you need to keep things affordable? Initially, we read only paperbacks, but now, with e-books and more people using libraries, any format works for us. Where will you meet and at what time? How will you pick the books? Would you like to occasionally have authors Skype in? Many authors offer this connection now—just check out their web pages.
Years later, we’ve shared dozens of meals and books. But even more than that, we have rich friendships that go beyond the books. Sounds good? Then go ahead and create your own book club. Here’s some advice to get you started. DECIDE WHAT YOU MOST WANT What do you most want out of your book club? Do you want it to be large or small? Mostly social with a little bit of book discussion or heavy book discussion with a little bit of socializing? Know what you want from a book club so you can clearly communicate that to potential members and find the people who are the best fit for your group. That way no one is disappointed.