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Book Recs for Nursing Home Book Club

I'm a social worker at a skilled nursing facility, and one of my residents has asked if we could start a book club. I'm trying to come up with a list of books that they can vote on to decide what we read first, and am looking for suggestions. [more inside]
posted by odayoday on May 15, 2014 - 16 answers

Books to read along with "Lean In"

Our book club is doing a "Lean In free swim" -- everyone will read Lean In* plus one other book of their choice on the topic of gender and work. What would be some good choices for the second book? [more inside]
posted by jhc on Feb 28, 2014 - 19 answers

Me read pretty nonfiction one day.

Bookclub filter: Nonfiction with beautiful prose? [more inside]
posted by gatorae on Jan 30, 2014 - 37 answers

Not a book club, but a book-of-the-month club?

My grandmother loves the kinds of paperback best sellers that are commonly for sale at airports. Danielle Steel, Nora Roberts, Nicholas Sparks, etc. I'm not very familiar with these authors or others like them, but I know that she would enjoy getting whatever the latest book by these kinds of authors as soon as it comes out. For Christmas I would like to sign her up for a subscription service, if something like this exists, that would mail her the newest novel in this category as soon as it comes out, or around once a month, or some such. I think she would enjoy the fun of looking forward to a monthly delivery and not knowing what book will be inside. Is there a service like this that exists, that would make for a good gift? [more inside]
posted by pgswim on Dec 5, 2013 - 6 answers

Help me choose a name, book club edition

I'm starting a book club and need to come up with a name. [more inside]
posted by ambrosia on Nov 20, 2013 - 17 answers

Help us choose *short* books for a book club

What are your favorite books under 300 pages? More criteria below the fold. [more inside]
posted by pete_22 on Oct 19, 2013 - 64 answers

Book Award Recommendations?

My wife and I are starting a "book club" for the two of us. The plan is to read an award winning book each month. The first month we'll read a book that won an award in 2012, the second month an award-winner from 2011 and so on. There are many, many book awards to pick from so here's the question: What book awards do we use to determine the "nominees" for each month? [more inside]
posted by John Frum on Jun 4, 2013 - 19 answers

Ask not what your book club can do for you...

You are in a book club. You have an independent bookstore in your town. What can the bookstore do for your club? [more inside]
posted by wintersonata9 on May 8, 2013 - 17 answers

High School Book Club Recommendations

I'm looking for specific book recommendations for high school exchange students. [more inside]
posted by trueluk on Dec 4, 2012 - 3 answers

Novel recommendations

Looking for specific book recommendations that are superb and by female authors/female authors of color. [more inside]
posted by jsturgill on Nov 8, 2012 - 53 answers

You can assume we've already considered Of Mice & Men.

Looking for novels about or by authors from the Central Valley of California. [more inside]
posted by psoas on Sep 13, 2012 - 21 answers

Snacks with an Ender's Game Twist

Help me come up with awesome Ender's Game-themed snacks for my book club. [more inside]
posted by missjenny on Jun 7, 2012 - 21 answers

A book to help us read the Book of Books

Could anyone suggest a book or other resources with a Bible study plan for a mostly secular Bible study group? [more inside]
posted by chrchr on Mar 27, 2012 - 14 answers

Short, free books for a book club

Public domain book club books? [more inside]
posted by bq on Jun 21, 2011 - 29 answers

I need a book club book that is connected somehow to 'Frankenstein'.

I need a non-fiction companion to 'Frankenstein' for my book club. [more inside]
posted by bq on Mar 21, 2011 - 17 answers

Book Club Suggestions?

Suggestions on books for a school book club that's half staff half students? [more inside]
posted by mikeweeney on Oct 6, 2010 - 22 answers

You kicked me out and now want to hang out with me?

A couple of years ago, an acquaintance invited me to join a book club that met on Wednesday nights. I joined and came to meetings for several months. Then, one night, I walked in on Thursday night book club by accident... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 10, 2010 - 11 answers

How to administer online book club?

How would you administer an entirely online book club discussion? I started a book club with some friends from around the country, and we want to discuss our reading together in real time. Is there an especially good way to do that which is easy and intuitive? Not all of my friends are technology savvy. I am thinking that some form of an online conference call or chat may be best, but I look forward to your suggestions.
posted by tnygard on Feb 28, 2010 - 5 answers

Need book suggestions for a "read aloud" book club

I'm looking for suggestions for books for a book club that I recently began with a few friends. The books will have to be read aloud to the group. [more inside]
posted by vbfg on Feb 23, 2010 - 10 answers

Books for my book club...

What are some intellectual, easy-to-read books under 200 pages? [more inside]
posted by 1awesomeguy on Feb 16, 2010 - 40 answers

Super Freakonomics alternatives?

Book club recommendations required for easy-to-read business/technology books. [more inside]
posted by StephenF on Jan 27, 2010 - 15 answers

What hilarious book should my book club read?

BookClubfilter: I'm tasked with picking the next book. I have some ideas, but could use the Hive's help. [more inside]
posted by indiebass on Oct 19, 2009 - 41 answers

What author should I suggest my new book club read?

I just joined a book club and our first meeting is this weekend. The club has existed for over a year, so I'm the newbie. One of our "assignments" is to bring the name of an author that has published 4 or more books we'd like the group to read. Since I only marginally know one of these women, I'm going into this blindly. So what do you say, hive mind, any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by fyrebelley on Oct 9, 2009 - 44 answers

Help me find a place for a book club meeting in NYC near the PATH

It is my turn to host my book club meeting and my apartment is way too small to fit everyone. Do you know a good coffee shop or restaurant to host a book club meeting? Many of the members commute from Hoboken so I’m hoping to keep it near the PATH stations (9th Street/6th Ave, 14 Street/6th Ave, or 23rd Street/6th Ave). The place just needs to have a table that fits 6-8 people and be relatively quiet.
posted by staveitoff on Sep 11, 2009 - 2 answers

What Toronto bar would suit a book club meeting?

Torontofilter: Can anyone recommend a good pub/bar in Toronto (downtown) where a book club could meet to discuss our book of the month? We'd need seating for about 10-12 people and preferably not too noisy. [more inside]
posted by jmmpangaea on Aug 28, 2009 - 16 answers

Help our bookclub find a place to meet.

Trying to find a good venue for a book club in NYC to meet - a coffeeshop or independent bookstore would be ideal, but certainly not necessary. The only real considerations are that it be public, not super-packed on Wednesday nights when we meet, and a place where we can either purchase or bring a bottle of wine - more inside. [more inside]
posted by Ash3000 on Dec 2, 2008 - 3 answers

Beyond Goodreads.com?

What are your favorite places to read about and talk about books online? Bibliophile hearts Goodreads.com but seeks a world beyond... Are there any online book clubs that are good (my searches return a lot of results, but I can't tell at a glance what's worth exploring)? What are the book review blogs of record?
posted by toomuchkatherine on Nov 18, 2008 - 8 answers

Bean Day readings?

Recommend secondary readings for my book club. [more inside]
posted by mds35 on Oct 21, 2008 - 1 answer

How can I run a successful bookclub?

How can I make a new bookclub's first meeting an amazing success? [more inside]
posted by logic vs love on Apr 30, 2008 - 7 answers

Did I imagine the death ray?

What's this book from my childhood (early 80s)? I believe it came from one of the book clubs (Arrow?), it was a Young Adult book about a boy who is friends with a scientist/inventor who has invented a death ray which he then has some opportunity to use... [more inside]
posted by Caviar on Nov 26, 2007 - 17 answers

What is involved in starting a good book club?

Have you successfully started a book club or meetup? [more inside]
posted by wfrgms on Nov 4, 2007 - 4 answers

Need a holly, jolly book club read

I'm looking for a book for my book club to read (novel, nonfiction) that takes place during the holidays or has a holiday theme. I've thought of Holidays on Ice, A Christmas Carol (they seem obvious) but am stumped on others. The book doesn't have to totally revolve around the holidays, though. Any suggestions?
posted by printchick on Oct 30, 2007 - 21 answers

Help me find a book for family bookclub

FictionFilter: Family bookclub. We're convening in Woodstock at the end of August to discuss 3 books. Help me choose one of them. [more inside]
posted by billtron on May 22, 2007 - 17 answers

Where are all the readers hiding?

How do I found a great book club? [more inside]
posted by mostlymartha on Apr 24, 2007 - 14 answers

Mefi Swap -- LIVE?

I want to start a book club, only for music. How could I do this? [more inside]
posted by Methylviolet on Apr 2, 2007 - 19 answers

Book smart?

I'll be leading a book club discussion soon. And while I've read and commented upon a number of books, I've never been part of a book club. I'm looking for some dos and don'ts from experienced Mefites about how to structure the discussion, handle introductions, quiet the dominant, etc. What, other than a good book, makes for a great book club experience (that the moderator can control)?
posted by B-squared on Feb 15, 2007 - 7 answers

SFW short story rec's

I need recommendations for short stories suitable for discussion at a work-sponsored short story club. [more inside]
posted by ferociouskitty on May 19, 2006 - 11 answers

Tips for starting a book club?

How do we start and run a successful book club? [more inside]
posted by Mr. Gunn on May 18, 2006 - 11 answers

What should we read?

What should my book club read next? [more inside]
posted by number9dream on Feb 26, 2006 - 43 answers

Dead Book Club Walking

I went to a first meeting of a book club tonight, and it was an utter failure. We need, at the very least, a great book with broad appeal to discuss at our next meeting. [more inside]
posted by divka on Oct 24, 2005 - 31 answers

Reader's Digest Condensed Books Presents...

My book club wants to read the Ramayana and Mahabharatha. What's a good condensed english translation? [more inside]
posted by sohcahtoa on Apr 7, 2005 - 15 answers

Book Discussion Via Email

Book discussion mailing list? I want to find a mailing list that discusses books. I'm not comfortable with like in-person reading groups because I am afraid of other people. They are weird, you know? I also like the intimacy of mailing lists as opposed to like bulletin boards. Anyone?
posted by xmutex on Oct 6, 2004 - 2 answers

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