It can be incredibly frustrating when you've got your book club coming up (maybe in the next few hours) and you can't find any discussion questions for the book you read!
Or maybe the discussion questions you do find just aren't that good — how many times has someone read off a question they found on the internet and everyone just stared blankly or shrugged? Those questions might work for some groups, but they don't really fit your group's culture or dynamic very well.
Which is where some of these general questions can be extremely helpful. They're generic enough that you can bring your own group's feelings, background and even biases to the book you're reading, which can then make for a more lively, meaningful discussion.
Of course, your first discussion should always be, "Did you like the book? Why or why not?" So here's a list of book club questions that will work for any book your book club chooses — see the end of the article for a printable version.
Outside the book
What other questions does your book club ask? Leave them in the comments below.
Jill Hinton Wolfe