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Start Your Own Book Club in Bensalem, PA

Start Your Own Book Club in Bensalem, PA

The Franklin Commons Blog is featuring our favorite tips and tricks to help you start your own book club this month. Reading is a great way to pass the time and learn something new.We hope that you have a fantastic month and get the chance to read a book or two here in Bensalem, PA!


The first thing you need to consider is where you will be holding your book club. Book clubs with less than ten people can probably meet in your Bensalem, PA apartment. Larger groups will want to move to a room at your local library or your favorite cafe or restaurant in the city.


Ask your friends to bring their friends to your book club. Get on Facebook and ask your friends to join. Set up a Facebook group and post updates, announcements, and polls (for example, on which book to read next month) for your book club.


Remember to keep the discussion on track. Nominate a discussion leader for each meeting. The discussion leader should ask meaningful questions, diffuse arguments, and encourage members to speak. Remember to leave some time for socializing and catching up with your friends.


Book Recommendations


Everyone’s a Aliebn When Ur a Aliebn Too: A Book by Jomny Sun

Here is the unforgettable story of Jomny, a lonely alien who, for the first time ever, finds a home on our planet after learning that earthlings can feel lonely too. Jomny finds friendship in a bear tired of other creatures running away in fear, an egg struggling to decide what to hatch into, an owl working its way to being wise, a tree feeling stuck in one place, a tadpole coming to terms with turning into a frog, a dying ghost, a puppy unable to express itself, and many more.”


Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

“Marianne Dashwood wears her heart on her sleeve, and when she falls in love with the dashing but unsuitable John Willoughby she ignores her sister Elinor's warning that her impulsive behaviour leaves her open to gossip and innuendo. Meanwhile Elinor, always sensitive to social convention, is struggling to conceal her own romantic disappointment, even from those closest to her. Through their parallel experience of love — and its threatened loss — the sisters learn that sense must mix with sensibility if they are to find personal happiness in a society where status and money govern the rules of love.”


Do you have any book recommendations for us? Let us know in the comments. Thanks for reading our post!