If you haven’t noticed, reading for pleasure is on the rise everywhere, as are book clubs. Men, women, teenagers, neighbors and coworkers are banding together to read and discuss books of all genres. If you want to add reading and great conversation to your life this year, we suggest taking the book by the spine and starting your own book club!
Here are some simple tips to get you started, bookworm!
1. Gather Your People: Decide who your book-loving squad will be. Social media is a helpful tool to help gauge interest! We recommend a mix of personalities and reading preferences to keep things interesting.
2. Pick Your Poison: As you invite and grow your club, having a theme in mind will help attendees decide if it is a good fit for them. Are you theNeighborhood Nerds, the Fiction Fan babes, theTwisted Thrillers or the Memoir Maniacs? Whatever you choose, go all in!
3. Set the Rules: Determine how often you want to meet, how long the meetings are and how to choose the books. Take turns picking books, or let the group vote – it’s up to you! It is also helpful to define boundaries of what the group does and does not want to include in book options and discussions. (This is a great time to discuss whatContent Warnings and subject matter to avoid.)
4. Get Social: Connect with your squad through a group chat, Facebook group or email thread to stay in the loop and keep everyone informed.
5. Start Reading: Pick your first book, grab some snacks, and read! Set aside plenty of time for discussion at your first meeting.
6. Add Some Spunk: To make your book club extra fun, add a theme to each meeting, like a dress-up party based on the book or a potluck inspired by the setting or characters. If you have any bit of interest in creating a bookclub from scratch, consider this your permission to just GO FOR IT!!!! Happy reading!
WHAT IS BETTER THAN READING BOOKS??
MORE access to books!!!
Free Little Libraries are mini structures popping up all over the place and are the perfect way to spread your love of reading and bring your community together.
Think of these tiny libraries as small community lending libraries open 24/7. You can take a book or leave a book to share the love of reading with your neighbors. Plus, they’re completely free, making them accessible to everyone.Find Free Little Libraries at these locations across Gwinnett!
- 76 Main St.,NW
Lilburn, GA 30047
- 3193 Brookshire Way
Duluth, GA 30096
- 189 Lawrenceville St.
Norcross, GA 30071
- 1850 Meadow chase Ct.
Snellville, GA 30078
- 3875 Smithtown Rd.
Suwanee, GA 30024