Book Discussion Group

Book Groups & Discussions:

Reading a good book can be a great experience, but it can be made even better by sharing the experience with others.

This is the basic concept of a book group, whatever form or size it may take. Discussion crystallizes ideas, clarifies issues and adds dimension to literary characters. Group members expand their understanding of themselves, and may expand their reading choices. But book groups often become more than just a discussion group; they become a community. This social function may be a life-line for isolated people.

Our library also hosts a monthly book discussion open to all adults. The group chooses an author, a topic, or a book for discussion each month. Over coffee or tea we share, discuss, and digress over the books we read. Contact the library and watch for our advertising to learn each month’s discussion book or topic. Come out and join us on the 4th Thursday of each month at 1:30 pm.

For many years our Library has sponsored a book group, which is self run by its members. Currently there is not an ongoing group, but anyone interested in forming a new book group please contact the library staff. We will be happy to help you get started, and can provide access to a number of useful resources. For more information, contact the Library at 250-569-2411.

Starting Your Own Book Club?

Visit the links below for information on how to get your own book club going:

  • NoveList [library card needed]
    Includes book reviews, read-alikes, author biographies and discussion questions.
  • GoodReads Includes reader reviews, trivia, reading lists, etc.  You can choose to sign up and share book lists.
  • BookClubs.ca Focuses on Canadian titles and includes reading guides, information about author events, and books in the news.
  • BookTalk.org
    An online book club that anyone can join.
  • Oprah’s Book Club
    Includes recommended book lists, author interviews and more.
  • BookBrowse.com
    Includes reviews, previews, stories behind the books, author interviews, reading guides, and more.
  • Mostly, we eat!
    A long-running book club that includes recommended reads and advice on starting a book club.