Last Tuesday was my second crack at a 20’s/30’s book club. It was a little more successful than the first one but it was mostly my co-workers who I convinced to attend.
Does anyone else lead or attend a young-ish book club? Are there titles you really enjoyed or advertising that works to get other to join? I’d appreciate some help in growing my club. I know there are readers in the community!
This book was probably a hard sell for most people. It’s a horribly sad story but it yielded really interesting conversations.
So, either I’m too excited about reading or I’ve gone a little mental (perhaps both) but I’ve just started to run my second book club at the library.
I run a fairly successful fiction book club at my library that is mostly attended by women much older than myself. There is one exception. One woman who attends is closer to my age. She confided in me that she often is afraid to voice her opinions of certain topics in the books we read because the other women will judge her or get upset with what she says.
That made me think – I want younger voices! And I want to read YA books!
So, I have taken up the effort (along with a co-worker) and we are attempting to run a 20’s/30’s book club in our local martini bar. The first meeting’s attendance wasn’t great but I have faith for the future!
This month we read Ready Player One by Ernest Cline.
Another graphic novel! This one is a graphic memoir by Roz Chast.
I asked my Book Club ladies to at least try it. There were reports from other book club leaders that some were grumbling from this choice – so, what did the ladies think?