And I am really intrigued. Combined with this: http://www.whatdowedoallday.com/2013/05/summer-reading-chapter-books-for-independent-reading.html
It seems like I could start a summer book club with my daughter. Has anyone done anything like this? How did it turn out? I would love to hear stories.
Adina mama to B 4/06 and E 8/13/12 (on her due date!)
DD and I often discuss the books we've read but we've never done a formal book club together. It sounds like fun. I would think that selecting the books is the toughest part. That was usually the case when I participated in book clubs IRL.
Are you thinking of pursuing a particular theme or covering a wide variety of genres including non-fiction and fiction or any other organizing principle for your reading?
The list in the first link has some excellent books on it (eg. A Northern Light by Jennifer Donnelly) and many that aren't familiar to me. Thanks for posting it.
We did! It was lots of fun. I highly recommend it. It consisted of just a few mother/daughter pairs. We took turns hosting, we all agreed upon the book together, etc. When it was our turn for hosting we might make a snack or have an activity that tied in with the book. Our kids were going into 2nd grade and at varying reading levels. We decided that the books chosen were ones that we would read with our children. Therefore, it didn't matter what reading level the book was at. The moms also came up with conversation prompts to help the kids discuss the books. The discussion usually wasn't long and then the kids would go off to play and the moms would enjoy each other's company.