Category Archives: Book club discussion questions

Disturbing jester April 17

Something Wicked This Way Comes – Book Club Discussion Questions

A reminder: all of our book club discussion questions contain spoilers. Synopsis The week before Halloween, a carnival train arrives in a small American village. The freakish performers of Cooger and Dark’s Pandemonium Shadow Show offer the residents of Greentown their secret desires. Only two teenaged boys, and a man weighed down with age, understand […]

Hold me closer cover March 23

Hold Me Closer: The Tiny Cooper Story (Book Club Discussion Questions)

“Tiny Cooper is not the world’s gayest person, and he is not the world’s largest person, but I believe he may be the world’s largest person who is really, really gay, and also the world’s gayest person who is really, really large.” – John Green.

Aspire March 09

Aspire : discovering your purpose through the power of words

Aspire : discovering your purpose through the power of words by Kevin Hall. Communication is one of life’s true necessities – without it the human race would not survive. We live our lives through the words we choose to use.  In our relationships with other people, both family and friends, and in business and at work, we use words […]

Cutdown of cover of capital in the 21st century March 03

Capital in the Twenty-First Century by Thomas Piketty : Book Club Discussion Questions

Please be aware that our book club discussion questions contain spoilers Synopsis This book has been surprising in how little controversy it has evoked, with even mainstream journals of economics noting its depth of research and persuasive arguments. Piketty’s basic thesis is that global society has the choice between a progressive capital tax or the […]

Ready player one cover February 09

Ready Player One Book Club Discussion Questions

A teenager, living through a future economic collapse, finds the first clue in a puzzle devised by a reclusive eccentric.

art of asking image January 20

The Art of Asking : book club discussion questions

Please be aware that our book club discussion questions contain spoilers Synopsis The Art of Asking is about the formation of a supportive community around the artist (and narrator) Amanda Palmer, and the role which asking and giving has played in her professional success. The book is a memoir, and covers her early professional life, […]

Burial Rites January 13

Burial Rites Book club Discussion Questions

Burial Rites is a fictional account of the true story of Agnes Magnúsdóttir, the last woman executed in Iceland. Agnes is convicted of the murder of her employer and his acquaintance and is sent to live with a farming family pending her execution. The family are fearful and hostile toward her but become closer to her as the story progresses.

The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton: Book Club Discussion Questions

The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton is available as one of the Gold Coast Libraries’ Book Club Kits. **Please be aware that book discussion questions may contain spoilers** Synopsis: In the summer of 1961, sixteen-year-old Laurel Nicolson lies daydreaming in a tree-house on her family’s Suffolk farm. While her family continues their picnic at the […]

Revolution cover crop January 05

Revolution by Russell Brand : Book Club Discussion Questions

It’s traditional to note that our book club discussion questions contain spoilers, but I’d argue that doesn’t matter in this case. Synopsis Revolution was written by comedian Russell Brand. He argues that his personal path, away from celebrity and addiction, reflects changes which society should make, away from the commercial and superficial. The book’s chapters […]

houseofleavescover December 30

House of Leaves Book Club Discussion Questions

Please be aware that our book club discussion questions contain spoilers. Synopsis An unreliable narrator with a troubled past finds a pile of documents in an abandoned apartment. They are an incomplete book, written by a blind man, about a documentary the narrator cannot confirm exists. The documentary is about a family which moves into […]

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