October 5, 2013

#40 - Detective Fiction
(Summer & Fall 2013 & Winter 2014)

June 20 – Sharon
The Sign of the Four – Arthur Conan Doyle
(incl free Kindle and $4 Audible)

July 18 – Ann G
Woman in White – Wilkie Collins

August 15Alanna CANCELLED due to too-few attendees
Sense of an Ending – Julian Barnes


September 26 October 3 - Ann A
Sense of an Ending – Julian Barnes
Host: Ann A. --> Alanna
Discussion Leader: Ann G

November 14
The Round House – Louise Erdrich The Kitchen House – Kathleen Grissom
Host: Mary
Discussion Leader: Georgia
Topics: (1) The theme/books for session beginning in January, including whether we read The Round House by Louise Erdrich and (2) more 2014 dates/hosts

December 11 (Wednesday)
Behind the Scenes at the Museum – Kate Atkinson (CHRISTMAS BOOK)
Host: Kathy
Discussion Leader: Alanna

January 16, 2014
The Round House – Louise Erdrich
Host: Marty --> Ann A
Discussion Leader: Kathy
Dessert: Sharon

October 4, 2013

Book Selection / Book Discussion Resources

For Selecting Series Topics & Books

Choosing Books from BookBrowse.com
Popular Fiction vs Literary Fiction (plot driven vs character driven) from NPR

Kathy? Any resources you've found that are especially good?

For Leading a Book Discussion - General

Good questions for Fiction & Non-Fiction from LitLovers.com
How to create a DIY Discussion Guide

How to Lead a Book Club Discussion from LitLovers.com
Moderating Meetings from BookBrowse.com

What else? Let me know, I'll add to the list

For Leading a Book Discussion - Specific Books

Check the publisher - many have discussion questions, even author interaction
Check the author's website -
Check the reviews/comments on GoodReads.com
St. Louis County Library offers discussion kits

What else? Ditto

For Reading Mindfully to Participate in a Discussion

Read-Think-Talk from LitLovers.com

What else? Ditto