Jul 17

Start Your Own Book Club

Start Your Own Book Club

This month the Farmington Place Apartments has everything you need to start your own book club. Head to your local library in Wichita, KS for a good book, gather your friends, discuss, and have some fun this July! We hope that you’ll find these tips helpful in start your own book club this month.


Tip #1: Use all of your resources

Not sure how to start a book club? Use Goodreads to read and write reviews for your book club and to help you pick which book you’ll read next month. Book of the Month allows you to read reviews, synopses, and excerpts from five books picked by their qualified judges. Want a full on checklist to help you start your book club? Check out this list from Real Simple.


Tip #2: Contact your friends


Invite friends to your book club! Pick a genre and a book and then make a Facebook event. Have group members discuss when (and where) to meet in the Facebook group. Try to a pick a time that works for everyone. Let people make book recommendations and vote on which book to read next month.


Tip #3: Make a snack


No book club is complete without a delicious snack or two (or three). We recommend making this blueberry cheesecake dessert recipe from The Gunny Sack for your next book club snack. This easy treat can be made with graham crackers, melted butter, sugar, cream cheese, eggs, sugar, vanilla, blueberry pie filling, and Cool Whip.


Book Recommendations


Since We Fell by Dennis Lehane

Since We Fell follows Rachel Childs, a former journalist who, after an on-air mental breakdown, now lives as a virtual shut-in. In all other respects, however, she enjoys an ideal life with an ideal husband. Until a chance encounter on a rainy afternoon causes that ideal life to fray. As does Rachel’s marriage. As does Rachel herself. Sucked into a conspiracy thick with deception, violence, and possibly madness, Rachel must find the strength within herself to conquer unimaginable fears and mind-altering truths. By turns heart-breaking, suspenseful, romantic, and sophisticated, Since We Fell is a novel of profound psychological insight and tension. It is Dennis Lehane at his very best.”


Emma by Jane Austen

Beautiful, clever, rich—and single—Emma Woodhouse is perfectly content with her life and sees no need for either love or marriage. Nothing, however, delights her more than interfering in the romantic lives of others. But when she ignores the warnings of her good friend Mr. Knightley and attempts to arrange a suitable match for her protegee Harriet Smith, her carefully laid plans soon unravel and have consequences that she never expected. With its imperfect but charming heroine and its witty and subtle exploration of relationships, Emma is often seen as Jane Austen’s most flawless work.”


Do you have any book club tips or book suggestions? Let us know in the comments. Thanks for reading our post!

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