I know I’m not alone when I say that 2020 left me missing human connection. Especially with strong, like-minded females. And I also fall back in love with reading.
How to Start
Starting a book club is actually really easy! I wasn’t sure if anyone would be interested, but I put a post out on Facebook. It turns out – I wasn’t the only one. The interest was huge, so I started a group. The rules of engagement were easy: if the book interests you, you can read and join that months session.
A key piece of a book club is the book selection. This is definitely the most difficult part. I’ve spent a lot of time researching books and reading reviews. Some books were far more successful than others and I highly recommend making a list and a plan. I have my list assigned by months with a variety of themes. I’ve already selected multiple books in a variety of genres.
If you need help getting started, here are some resources:
- Reese Witherspoon’s Book Club
- Epic Reads
- Keep checking back here – I’ll continue posting about books that we’ve read.
Due to Covid, the first few sessions were remote but we were able to start having in person sessions outside recently. Combining food, drinks, and a great discussion make for a great party. For our first party, I created an epic charcuterie board and made my strawberry sangria.
It wouldn’t be an xo love Kim party without a party favor. Using these acrylic Christmas ornaments, I painted each of the girl’s names to serve as a bookmark. It took a total of 5 minutes and everyone was thrilled.
I recommend preparing some discussion points ahead of the party. Most books have a few discussion topics at the end of the book, and I’ve provided a few down below.
- Did you relate to the character?
- What surprised you?
- Was there anything that stayed with you?
- Were you _____ about this?
Staring a book club has been a great experience and I’m building new friendships. It’s been a great experience and I look forward to my next party. I highly recommend starting your own.
xo love kim