Whether it’s a classic or a popular fiction title, books can bring people together. They help us relate to others and often help define who we are.
The 5 Minutes for Books Bookclub is designed to encourage you to read books you’ve been wanting to read, or expose you to a new book we think is really special. We want to bring people together over books.
The bookclub goes live here on the first Tuesday of the month, with a post that allows you to link your own blog post with your thoughts (if you’re not a blogger, please join us by leaving your own comments in the comment field and commenting on others’ blogs). The week before the bookclub, we’ll post some discussion questions to get you thinking (you can answer some or all of them, or just post your own thoughts about the book).
We’ll publish the schedule at least a few months out to give you plenty of time to read. If you know a title interests you, read it now, then join us when we post. You don’t have to sign up or declare your intent to join in. Just show up the first Tuesday of the month and let us know what you think.
- September 1 — The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society
- October 6 — The Rooftops of Tehran
- November 3 — Any work by Louisa May Alcott
- December and January: off months — eat some extra holiday pie
Past Bookclub Discussions:
- Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
- Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
- A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
- A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
- Hamlet by William Shakespeare
- I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
- Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
- Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne
- The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
- Everyone is Beautiful
- Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier