We encourage you to form a Global Book Club in your own community.
Here are some questions to ask yourself before you begin:
- Why are you starting your book club? What do you hope to learn?
- Who will make up the group? Will you be inviting fellow chapter members, friends, or family?
- What are the minimum and maximum numbers of members your club can accommodate?
- As the founding member, are you interested in being the club’s leader?
- How much time can you devote to organizing meetings, refreshments, and discussions? If you cannot, will other members be willing to take on these responsibilities?
- When will your first meeting take place? How often will your club meet?
- What will you name your book club?
For book suggestions, see a list of past Global Book Club selections
Once the group is established and the schedule is set, it is time to read and share!
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- Encourage members to take notes, highlight sections of the book, and mark pages that they found significant while reading the book. This will help aid in the discussion.
- Share all thoughts about the book – be open! It is always good to be honest with your fellow readers and yourself – did you find the book engaging? What was your favorite part? Would you compare this to another book you have read before? Did you like the author’s writing style?
- Once the conversation begins, it is always good to have a moderator to keep conversation moving. Visit the book publisher’s webite before the meeting to gather pre-made discussion questions or search for general book club discussion questions online.
- During meetings, visit the PTPI Blog to share your group’s ideas with the rest of our PTPI family and read commentary from other members of the Global Book Club.