Ideas for Book Groups

Some Suggestions

Select two books on a similar theme, setting, time period etc. and arrange for half of the Book Club members to read one book and half to read the other OR read the two together and compare and contrast.


Books in Different Formats

Example: Read a graphic novel, like award winning Persepolis or Fun House, or listen to an audiobook and talk about the differences.


DVD Book Club Night

Pair a writer and film adaptaion of a work avilable at your library. Comsider classic and contemporarty works. Alternatively, go as a group and watch the movie or play based on a book. Recent screenings in Waterford include Perfume and adpatation of Northanger Abbey.

Pairings worth considering:

Short Story: So Much Water So Close to Home by Raymond Carver
Movie: Jindabyne (2007)

Short Story: Death in Venice by Thomas Mann
Movie: Death in Venice (1971)

Book: Notes on a Scandal by Zoe Heller
Movie: Notes on a Scandal (2006)

Book: The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
Movie The Kite Runner (2007)

Check the Library's DVD collection which specialises in World Cinema and literary adaptations for inspiration.

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