Book Club Planning


I was clearing off my desk and saw my list of books we are doing for book club starting back up in the fall. I was going to tack the list to my bulletin board, but then remembered what usually happens. I forget about the list until I see one of the book club members who asks me how I like the book. The book I haven’t gotten from the library yet. After running to the library or having to buy the book, I cram my reading into a few days usually finishing the book but not always.

So this time, I paused my desk clearing and typed into my Google Calendar the book club date, book and author for each book. If I am leading I add that.

Then I set the email reminder for 3 weeks beforehand. That way I can get the book from the library and leisurely read it.


I am looking forward to being more prepared and engaged this year. First book up, Calling Me Home by Julie Kibler.



  • Kathy says:

    Another option (at least in my library system) is to request the book, then change the request date so that you get each book at the appropriate time.
    I set my request date for about a week before book club (we meet at the library), so I can pick up next month’s book on book club night. It takes a few days for the book to get to my library branch, and they will hold a book for 5 days before returning it.

  • Beth Dargis says:

    I love this Kathy!!!

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