Do you belong to a book club? If not, now is a great time to get your friends together for an hour or so to discuss your current reads. As it is currently, “Nonfiction November”, I’ve put together a list of questions, perfect for discussing nonfiction books. Download a printable copy for your next club […]
35 Book Club Discussion Questions for Any Book
Do you belong to a book club? If not, now is a great time to get your friends together for an hour or so to discuss your current reads. Not sure what to talk about? I’ve put together a list of questions, perfect for discussing any fiction book, in order to help you facilitate a lively and fun conversation. Download a free printable copy for your next club meeting.
35 Discussion Questions for Any Book
- Describe this book in 20 words or less.
- What did you like best about this book? What did you like least?
- What other books did this remind you of?
- Which characters in the book did you like best? Which characters did you like least?
- What other books by this author have you read? How did they compare to this book?
- Would you read another book by this author? Why or why not?
- What feelings did this book evoke for you?
- What did you think of the book’s length? If its too long, what would you cut? If too short, what would you add?
- What songs does this book make you think of? Create a book group playlist together!
- If you got the chance to ask the author of this book one question, what would it be?
- Which character in the book would you most like to meet?
- What do you think of the book’s title? How does it relate to the book’s contents? What other title might you choose?
- What do you think of the book’s cover? How well does it convey what the book is about? If the book has been published with different covers, which one do you like best?
- What do you think the author’s purpose was in writing this book? What ideas was he or she trying to get across?
- How original or unique was this book?
- If you could hear this same story from another person’s point of view, who would you choose?
- What artist would you choose to illustrate this book? What kinds of illustrations would you include?
- If you were to write fan fiction about this book, what kind of story would you want to tell?
- Why did you choose to read this book? If you didn’t select it, would you have picked it up on your own? Why or why not?
- Which parts of the book most stood out to you and why? Did any passage or quotes have special meaning to you?
- Which parts of the books shocked/surprised/disgusted you?
- Did your feelings about the book change from when you started reading it to when you finished it?
- Did any parts of the story remind you of anything that happened in your life, to someone you know, another book you’ve read, or even a news story?
- Does this book warrant a sequel? Whose story and what story-line would you want to know more about in its continuation? What about a prequel or companion book?
- If this book were a movie, who would you cast in the roles of the characters?
- Did you learn anything new from this book? If so, what?
- Which character did you relate to most and why? Which character did you dislike the most and why?
- Did the setting of the story play an important part in the book? Would you like to visit the place where the book was set? Why or why not?
- What did you most like or dislike about the author’s style of writing? Pacing? Voice? Telling the story from more than one character’s point of view? 1st person? 2nd person? 3rd person? Word choice?
- Are there any unnecessary parts or underdeveloped characters in the book? What scene(s) would you add to or remove from the story?
- How would you have reacted to some of the situations in the book? Would you have acted similarly or differently? Why? Why do you think the character acted the way he or she did?
- Which characters changed the most in the book? Do you find their changes believable or not?
- Were you satisfied with the book’s ending? Why or why not?
- After finishing this book what other books with a similar theme, subject, or writing style would you recommend reading next?
- Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?
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