ACL has a number of bookclubs for adults, teens and kids at various locations. One of the hardest parts of coordinating or being involved in a book club is deciding what books to read and finding the resources to back up the choices.
For this thing, we take a look at Litlovers which can help to makes those decisions about what to read a bit easier. Litlovers is an online community dedicated to books and book clubs. Here’s how they describe theselves:
"An online community dedicated to books and book clubs—because both enrich our lives. We've got great resources to enhance your book club experience. Whether you're selecting books, or thinking & talking about them, LitLovers is the place to come. What can you do on LitLovers? What can't you do! Find a book. Find a review. Find a discussion guide. Take a course. Whip up a recipe (to match your book, of course)! There's so much to do—and so much fun—you won't want to leave"
The site is divided into four main areas:
and there is also a site for LitKids, where you can find ideas for starting bookclubs for school kids and toddlers. This could be a great idea for those of you building relationships with schools in your area.
- Explore the Litlovers site.
- Think of a book that would be a good one to discuss in a book club. Check out the Litlovers site for resources about the title and tell us what you found.
Optional discovery exercise
- Check out LitCourses and complete at least one that appeals to you. What course did you do, and do you think customers will find this of benefit?