Questions For A Book Club

Questions for a book club - Come prepared for your book club discussion!


A set of questions will really help you shape your book club discussion and ensure you stay on track and don't start wandering off talking about your day at work or what your kids are up to (although we usually end up doing that over dinner!)

Also, if you get 5 minutes, perhaps on the way to your meeting, you can start to use these questions to think about the book and what you want to contribute to the meeting.

Everyone of the books on this site also has a specific set of questions bespoke to that book.

You will also find non fiction book club questions and autobiographical book club questions too.


Questions For a Book Club (Fiction)

Did you enjoy the book? Why or why not?

If you had to give it a score out of 10 what would it be?

If you had to describe how you felt about this book to a friend in just a phrase or sentence, what would you say?

What is the relevance of the title?

What is this book about?

Was this book a page turner?

Did it have the same pace throughout the book?

Was the book well written? Why or why not?

How would you describe the author's style?

Was the book written in the first or third person? Why?

Is the setting pertinent to the book?

Are the characters well developed?

Did you have a favourite character? Why?

What are the key themes of this novel?

How can these themes be related to our own lives? Modern times (if applicable)

Did you learn anything from this book? What?

Will this book live in your memory or will it be easily forgotten?

Would you read another by the same author?

Would you recommend a friend to read it?

Top of Questions For A Book Club

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Book of Month Club

Love reading about outrageous injustice and unfairness. Try this one.

Empty Cradles

Learn about new countries cultures. Try

Letters From Burma

Looking for books with a bit more depth for your Book Club? Try

John Steinbeck East of Eden

Establish some fun ground rules for your Book Club:

Rules For Meetings

Make things interesting - Have an annual Award Ceremony

Best Books Awards

Visit a Prison with a difference in South America. You will be amazed what goes on behind closed doors:

Marching Powder

Read a Classic and find out what makes Flaubert's story and writing so legendary:

Madame Bovary Gustave Flaubert

Looking for something quirky and funny?

Try The Hundred Year Old Man Who Climbed Out Of The Window And Disappeared