Depending on the weather where you live, now may be the perfect time of year to have an outdoor book club. Around a bonfire! If it’s still too chilly in your locale, you can hold on to this idea until the time is right.
For a while my friends and I held a book club once a month. We used it as a way to pick up books just slightly outside of our comfort zone, or books that a lot of people seemed to enjoy, but we never got around to. We read books like And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie, Snowflower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See, and The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisburger. We found it best if we chose books no one had read before and books that may have book club questions already existing online. For some, we also enjoyed watching the movie after we discussed the book. Plus, getting together with friends and perhaps eating some yummy snacks was always fun.
One of my favorite book club nights took place around a firepit. My friends have a nice gas fire pit that we could all huddle around while discussing our latest read.
If you need ideas for s’mores, we’ve done some experimenting with those as well. Here are some suggestions for different ingredients you can use:
Our favorite combo is Graham Cracker+Reeses Peanut Butter Cup+Marshmallow (this is so good!)
(The s’mores ideas and pictures were originally published on my personal blog, musicmicetro.blogspot.com on March 27, 2017)
What’s your favorite way to discuss books with your friends?