Books bring people together. Whether it’s a beloved childhood classic or a mandatory high school reading assignment, books provide opportunities for people to discuss ideas and share different perspectives about a common element.
Book clubs give more life to books
Reading becomes a social activity when you’re part of a book club. The story isn’t just shared with the reader but with the group of readers who can question and wonder together. The characters and storylines become more real to the reader as they are discussed and dissected aloud.
Book club discussions develop skills
By taking part of a book club, members become part of a group discussion where they learn to take turns when speaking, to articulate their points, and to question others in a safe environment. These are great skills for all of us, but especially for children. Through discussion in a small group, children can gain skills Just as adults feel more comfortable speaking in front of a smaller group of people, so do children.
Book clubs bring people together
Your book club may have 2 or it may have 6. No matter the size of your book club, books bring people together. You might discuss your book at the dinner table, outside at the park, on the sofa, or with others at a bookstore, but it will give your group an excuse to gather together, which is especially true if you some of of your members are joining in via FaceTime or Skype.