Starting a Global Book Club

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!
  • 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.
Questions? Contact Chelsea Ducatte at classroom@ptpi.org.