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Book Club – reading lists and questions

Book Club statement
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I am a member of Goodreads which has a list of book club reads. One of my reviewers suggested my novella Autumn Burning is a good choice for a book club. It has been called a ‘literary mystery novel’ and has several points of view, and is set in Thailand. I aim to publish it on Goodreads.

At present the self-publishing company, Lulu, is addressing a problem. Each time I upload, the legend ‘irrecoverable error’ pops up. It is the weekend, so I am waiting for a response to my query. How dare they not work on weekends! As soon as it is resolved, I hope to become a Goodreads author, and that my book will be read by a book club.

Some books I read have a list of questions at the end for book clubs. I did not do that but I am listing potential questions here. What do you think?

Ten Potential Book Club Questions

  1. What was your initial reaction to the book? Did it hook you immediately, or take some time to get into?
  2. Do you think the story was plot based, or character driven?
  3. What was your favourite quote or passage?
  4. Was the setting important, or could the story have taken place anywhere?
  5. How did the characters change in the story? How did your opinion of them change?
  6. How did the different points of view affect the story?
  7. What character did you relate to most, and what about them did you connect with?
  8. How did you feel about the ending?
  9. Did the book change your opinion or perspective of anything?
  10. If the book was a movie adaptation, who would you want to see to play the parts?

The last question is a fun one. As a reader, my imagination is engaged, and I have my own images of the characters. But how does my view differ from or agree with other book club readers? It should generate a lot of laughter and maybe some friendly argument.

Do you have other questions for a book club?

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