Book Discussion Group Sources
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Amazon Book Clubs
This site gives suggestions for book discussions groups along with a short plot summary and list of discussion questions. Look for the "reading group guide link" when browsing Amazon reviews.
Book Group Corner
This site offers reading companions to books and authors published under the Bantam, Dell, Doubleday and Broadway imprints of Random House. The companions provide descriptions of the author's works and suggested questions for book group discussion leaders.
Good Books for Book Discussion (Fiction)
Great Nonfiction Books for Book Discussions
More Good Books for Book Discussion (Fiction)
Oprah's Book Club
Oprah's site gives background information including reviews of the book, author biographies, discussion questions and highlights from her discussion on the show. The complete list and guide for Oprah's book club choices starting from 1996 is available.
Oxford World Classics
This site gives questions and backgrounds for book discussions of the classics. Oxford Reading Group Guides can be picked up free of charge at your favorite bookstore or downloaded from this site.
Random House Readers' Circle
The readers' guides include author interviews and discussion questions for titles published under Random House's Ballantine imprint.
Reading Group Choices
The Reading Group Choices site provides information on starting a book discussion group, suggestions for discussion leaders, and most importantly, a searchable database of book group discussion guides. The database includes phone numbers and web sites for publishers' reading group guides.
Reading Group Guides
This site has advice and ideas for new groups and veterans alike. Each guide gives a summary of the story, questions for discussion and author biographical information.