The Reader's Choice
Looking for a book group in your area?
Click here to find book groups all over the UK: The Reading Agency
Tips on running a book group:
Choose a meeting place where everyone is comfortable. If you know each other it might be a good idea to take turns at meeting in homes, otherwise find a library, cafe, pub or restaurant.
Try to decide on rules such as no hardbacks as they are expensive and agree a regular meeting time such as the third Wednesday of the month.
Take turns at choosing the book you will read. The person who has chosen the book should begin by saying why they chose it. Some groups discuss the book quite spontaneously, others prefer to follow a pattern such as characters, plot, positives and negatives.
Everyone should be given the chance to speak - especially the quiet members. Everyone is entitled to their opinion and no one should be made to feel wrong or silly.
Remember book groups get a discount on Hookline titles: Click here for details.
At Hookline Books all our novels are chosen for publication by book groups from around the UK.
Manuscripts come from students and graduates of MA writing courses. They submit the first three chapters, reading groups create a short list of interesting work, and those writers submit their complete manuscripts for book group review.
We publish the works that book groups endorse as well-written and engaging.
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