When Amazon blew open the doors of the traditional publishing model and paved the way for Indie authors to compete and get their books directly into the hands of their readers, there was a lot to celebrate.
Especially for book clubs. Now you have soooo many more books to choose from!
But there was a downside: many Indie authors don’t have the time or resources to create book club questions for all their books.
And, there’s nothing worse than having a book club meeting and not having anything to talk about.
Never fear; I’m here to help!
Below is a list of generic book club questions that will work for nearly every fiction genre.
(In addition, if you’re reading psychological thrillers or supernatural books, you may want to check out these book club questions I created specific to those genres.)
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Generic Book Club Questions:
1. Overall, what were your thoughts about the book? Did you like it? Didn’t like it? Why?
2. Who was your favorite character? Why?
3. Which character did you like the least? Why?
4. Was the story believable to you? Why or why not?
5. What was your favorite scene in the book? What made it stand out?
6. What didn’t make sense to you?
7. Was there anything that felt “unfinished” or left you with questions? What do you think happened? What do you wish happened?
8. What do you feel was the deeper message of the book? What was the author trying to say?
9. If there was a love interest, did it feel natural to you? Did the chemistry work? Why or why not?
10. If there was a mystery to the book, was it resolved in a way that felt satisfying? Why or why not?
11. Did the setting/location feel natural? If it was a completely different world (i.e. in space, in the future, in the past, in a fantasy world), did it work for you? Why or why not?
12. Was there a supernatural element (ghost, vampire, etc.)? How did the supernatural element contribute to the deeper messages of the story? (Note: This post explains the main messages of different supernatural beings. If there is a psychic or a character with psychic powers, it has a similar meaning to the witch.)
13. Did you have a favorite quote? What made it stand out?
14. Would this book make a good movie? Why or why not? And, if it would make a great movie, which actor/actress should play the main characters?
15. Would you read another book by this author? Why or why not?
If you’re looking for some book club book suggestions, you may want to check out one of my books right here.