Book Club Hub

Mid-Columbia Libraries (MCL) is proud to provide resources for local book clubs including discussion guidelines, sample questions, a directory of local book groups, and suggested titles selected byLibrarian Sarah Johnson. Each title in the list below comes in multiple copies; click to check availability.

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Want to request multiple copies of a book? Clickhereto suggest a title for purchase. Several factors, such as interest, demand, audience, and budget, are taken in to consideration when adding materials to the library collection as stated in MCL's collection development policy.


Guidelines for lively book discussions:

Respect and allow spacefor others. Some people are more outgoing than others; once you've had a chance to talk, allow others time to speak and avoid talking over them.

Keep an open mind.Learn from others, and acknowledge that differences of opinion is what makes it interesting!

Offer new thoughts.Try not to repeat what others have said, but offer a perspective that hasn't been explored yet.

继续话题。Help the conversation flow by concentrating your feedback on the topic of the book rather than delving into too many personal references.

Suggested discussion questions, courtesy of Book Riot.

General questions:

  • What did you like best about this book?

  • Which character in the book would you most like to meet?

  • What feelings did this book evoke for you?

For fiction:

  • Did the characters seem believable to you? Did they remind you of anyone?

For nonfiction:

  • What did you already know about this book's subject before you read this book? What new things did you learn?

Downloadand print all 40 questions or visitbookriot.comfor more info!

Find a public book group near you!

  • The Page Turner's Book Club at various Mid-Columbia Libraries branches, monthly; check ourcalendarfor details

  • Mid-Columbia Libraries' Pasco Branch, third Wednesday of the month at 1 pm; contact Susan at (509) 302-9878

  • Read the Rainbow LGBTQIA+ and Allies Book Club, monthly; location rotates between Tri-Cities MCL branches and Richland Public Library

  • Richland Public Library, third Monday of the month at 6:30 pm; contact Sue at (509) 572-4295

  • Caterpillar Cafe, first Friday of the month at 6 pm (young adult) and 7 pm; contact Sarah at (509) 946-9893

For Sarah's personal favorites, and more recommendations by certified book lovers (library staff), visitBook'd: Recommended Reads.