'Book Groups'

-everyone in the group reads an agreed book and then hold an informal meeting to have a structured discussion about their reading. Typically, members take turns to suggest book titles to the group and/or embers might vote on which book they want to read for the next discussion session. Usually, someone agrees to lead , or chair , the discussion. Eg: Groups created on Harry Potter, Jane Austen.

Possible talking points include,
-plot, how it works or how the author has presented it.
-characters, how they are shown and whether they are convincing
-the writer’s style
-moral points and other issues raised by the story
-how it compares with other books

Courtesy: Susan Elkin, Encouraging Reading, Continuum International, New York, 2008.

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