Magic Hour by Kristin Hannah

Book Club Discussion Questions Hannah writes that “the modern world no longer believed in senseless tragedy.”  Why do you think that we play the blame game in our society? Should Julia have been able to see Amber’s crimes?  Should a psychiatrist be held accountable for their patients? Would you trust your child with Julia even…

The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris

Book Club Discussion Questions: How did you feel about Lale when he was first introduced, as he arrived in Auschwitz? How did your understanding of him change throughout the novel? What qualities did Lale have that influenced the way he was treated in the camp? Where did those qualities come from? Survival in the camp…

Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris

Book Club Discussion Questions: 1. What better place to start a discussion of a Sedaris book than with the parts you find the funniest? Which parts make you LOL (laugh out loud)? Go around the room and share your belly laughs with others. 2. Are there sections of the book you feel are snide or…

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

Book Club Discussion Questions:  We used this Book Club Kit for questions. Additional Questions: Kya’s father has many issues.  Did you view him differently once you found out the truth of this military service? Family – Why didn’t the older set of the family ever return?  Do we buy the mother never trying to find Kya again?…

A Lady’s Guide to Selling Out by Sally Franson

Book Club Discussion Questions: Social Media: Casey likens social media to a drug.  She writes, “Like any addict, I loathed my dependence just as desperately as a craved a hit” (Franson 12).  Later in the text, she compares her addiction to social media hits to a modern day smoke break. Did this ring true? Friendship:…

Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell

Discussion Questions: What was the strangest thing about this book?  How did you feel about? Then She Was Gone is, first and foremost, a mystery. Yet many questions are answered quite early on in the book. How soon did you guess what really happened to Ellie, and if you did, did it affect your enjoyment…

Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

Discussion Questions: Why do you think Eleanor is the way she is? Do you think this is a result of nature or nurture? What does Raymond find appealing about Eleanor? Why does Eleanor feel comfortable opening up to Raymond? What’s your favorite funny moment with Eleanor? -p.5, p. 15 What role does Sammy (the old…

Sadie by Courtney Summers

Note:  There is a real podcast available for download which takes uses parts of the book to construct a narrative of Sadie and Mattie’s stories.  It is called The Girls.  (While the podcast is taken from the novel, the episode numbers and names do not match each other.) Discussion Questions: Even though this is a…

Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton

Questions altered from: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/553896/next-year-in-havana-by-chanel-cleeton/9780399586682/readers-guide/ Danger: “And so occasionally, we do exceedingly foolish things like sneaking out of the house in the dead of night, because it’s impossible to stand near the flame consuming everything around you and not have some of that fire catch the hem of your skirt, too” (Cleeton 33)  What were some…

Surprise Me by Sophie Kinsella

Bites Recipes:    Goat Cheese, Honey, & Fruit Crostini Ham Cheese & Spinach Puffs Book Club Questions: Sylvie points out the differences in men and women when she is appalled by Dan’s metaphor for their marriage.  He compares their marriage to a mortgage (Kinsella 20). Did you note any other differences in the ways these…