Playing games before you start a book club discussion is a good way to get everyone to loosen up and have a little fun before you settle down to talk about the book. A fun and easy game to create is a list of trivia questions based on what you read.
Here are a few things to keep in mind as you create your questions:
- Keep it fun. No one wants to feel like they’re in a classroom taking a pop quiz while the teacher waits to collect them.
- Don’t be too obvious, like asking the name of the author of the book. But don’t be too hard either. If the questions all focus on obscure details, your members will lose interest.
- Keep it short. Ten to 15 questions is a good amount to consider. Anything shorter doesn’t make much of an activity; longer can get too tiresome.
- Read the questions out loud and either take turns answering or let book club members shout out the answers.
When you’re done, give everyone an A+ for effort and transition into your book discussion right away.