Resources for Book Groups

A few good books:

The Book Club Companion: A comprehensive guide to the reading group experience by Diana Loevy
Full of innovative ideas designed to entertain and enrich the book club experience, 10 indispensable titles across several literary genre, conversation starters, theme gatherings, recipes and craft ideas.

The Mother-Daughter Book Club: How ten busy mothers and daughters came together to talk, laugh, and learn through their love of reading by Shireen Dodson
This is the story of a group of mothers and their daughters, and how their relationships were strengthened and changed by starting a monthly reading club, as well as a practical step-by-step guide.

The Reader’s Choice: 200 Book Club Favorites by Victoria Golden McMains
McMains has collected 200 favorites of more than 70 reading groups nationwide, ideal for book group members looking for a "good read," busy people seeking enjoyable books outside the bestseller lists, or anyone who wants to read more but isn't sure where to start.

Reading group choices: selections for lively book discussions
A wealth of information for book groups including complete discussion guides to over 120 new titles in each edition; a list of book group favorites; tips for choosing discussible books, etc.

Recipe for a Book Club: A monthly guide for hosting your own reading group: Menus & recipes, featured authors, suggested readings, and topical questions by Mary O’Hare
"Recipe for a Book Club" combines good eating with good reading. Written by two sisters who formed their own monthly reading and lunch groups, it suggests a reading theme for each month of the year, menus and recipes, suggested reading list, and discussion questions.

On the web:

Reading Groups Choices
Reading Group Guides