Reader’s Digest: 35 Best Book Club Questions

For your next book club meeting, liven up the conversation with these fun and thought-provoking book club questions

This article was originally published in Reader’s Digest Magazine.

35 Best Book Club Questions to Get the Conversation Flowing, August 11, 2022


For book lovers, there’s nothing more exciting than learning someone has read the same book as you—and genuinely wants to hear your thoughts on it. Book clubs are the perfect space for this: to process and share ideas, get into healthy debates and learn from other insightful perspectives. And while you can certainly wing it, anyone who has attended a meeting of an in-person or online book club can testify to how quickly discussions can get derailed. That’s why it’s so important to have book club questions to structure and guide the meeting and to spark the meaningful conversation you came for.

That’s why we’ve compiled the best book club questions to discuss with your fellow bookworms, from reflective questions about characters and plot to analytical thought-provokers about writing style and technique. These questions will keep the conversation lively and rolling, ultimately leaving you inspired and with a deeper understanding of the material. Whether your book club is reading the best fiction books of 2022, the best books of all timemystery booksromance novelsnonfiction booksbeach reads or books based on your favorite TV shows, make sure to bring these questions to your next meeting.

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