There’s no denying that books and wine make a great pair (looking at you #bookstagram 👀). And what better way to enjoy both than with friends? We’ve teamed up with Winc to remind you just how easy it is to kick off that book club you’ve been meaning to start:
Step 1: Have a book club brainstorm
. Think about what kind of books you’d like to read and how often you’d like your book club to meet.
Step 2: Once you’ve hammered out the details, invite some friends!
Give your friends an overview of what they can expect –monthly meetups, discussion questions, and plenty of snacks and wine, of course!
Step 3: Select a book!
Whatever book you select, make sure it’s long enough to encourage a good discussion, but short enough for people to finish on time.
Step 4: Get busy reading!
Reading a chapter or two] a night before bed is not only be a great way to wind down, but will also help you chip away at the book in time.
Step 5: Gather!
As the founder of a book club, you may enjoy hosting the first meeting. But, though you might have started the club, you don’t have to host every meetup. Change locations and take turns hosting amongst members.
Step 6: Let the discussion flow.
There are no rules once everyone gathers, but it can be helpful to have a discussion guide to spark conversation. Come up with your own focus questions as a group or use a reading group guide. And don’t forget the wine to fuel conversation!
Check out Winc.com for a complete guide on how to start a book club and, of course, for plenty of wine delivery recommendations! 🍷
Who said reading can’t be competitive? Every few months, we’ll be challenging you to read a list of selected books. Print out the challenge and cross the titles off as you go. Show off how much you’ve read by taking a picture and tweeting @penguinrandom or Instagramming (@penguinrandomhouse) with the hashtag #challengeyourshelf.
Check out all the books in the challenge below!