Welcome to Collette’s Book!
Reading is fundamental, and an important part of our mental and emotional acuity. Through books we develop the mind, our understanding of the written word and expand our intellect and imagination. That said, we are dedicated to providing an online and in person community of individuals who are excited about reading great books that uplift and inspire. Therefore we hope that you can join us from time to time, and share our book club with your family, friends and loved ones.
Who Should Join: If you are a woman or a man that loves to read fiction or non-fiction books about love, romance and personal development, then join us. If you’ve read books like The Rules, Pride & Prejudice, and The Alchemist, then this book club is for you.
Who We Are: We are a supportive and fun loving community that enjoys reading books that empower, inspire and educate us.
Hosts: Collette Gee USA and Charlie Moore London, U.K.
Every month the group will read the select book of the month on their own. We then meet on the last Saturday of every month in person (at select locations), and or virtually via Facebook Live, and Instagram Live to discuss the selected read. This gives everyone nearly a month to purchase and read the book! You can order the book from our list below, listen on audible or pick up a copy of the selected read at your local library.
Types Of Books We’ll Read:
The types of books we will read will be both fiction and non-fiction books about love, relationships, romance, and personal development.
Video Of Our Last Discussion
Collette’s Book Club Questions
1. What did you like best about this book?
2. What did you like least about this book?
4. Which characters in the book did you like best/least?
5. Share a favorite quote from the book. Why did this quote stand out?
6. What feelings did this book evoke for you?
7. What did you think of the book’s length? If it’s too long, what would you cut? If too short, what would you add?
8. Which character in the book would you most like to meet?
13. What do you think of the book’s title? How does it relate to the book’s contents? What other title might you choose?
9. What do you think of the book’s cover? How well does it convey what the book is about? If the book has been published with different covers, which one do you like best?
10. What do you think the author’s purpose was in writing this book? What ideas was he or she trying to get across?
11. How original and unique was this book?
QUESTIONS FOR FICTION
12. Did this book seem realistic?
13. How well do you think the author built the world in the book?
14. Did the characters seem believable to you? Did they remind you of anyone?
15. Did the book’s pace seem too fast/too slow/just right?
QUESTIONS FOR NON FICTION
16. What did you already know about this book’s subject before you read this book?
17. What new things did you learn?
18. What questions do you still have?
19. What else have you read on this topic, and would you recommend these books to others?
20. What do you think about the author’s research? Was it easy to see where the author got his or her information? Were the sources credible?
QUESTIONS FOR MEMOIR
21. What aspects of the author’s story could you most relate to?
22. How honest do you think the author was being?
23. What gaps do you wish the author had filled in? Were there points where you thought he shared too much?
24. Think about the other people in the book besides the author. How would you feel to have been depicted in this way?
25. Why do you think the author chose to tell this story?
QUESTIONS FOR SHORT STORY AND ESSAY COLLECTIONS
26. Which short story/essay did you like best?
27. Which short story/essay did you like least?
28. What similarities do these stories share? How do they tie together?
29. Do you think any of the stories could be expanded into a full-length book?
See the reading list and schedule below:
2018 Reading List
Why Men Love Bitches , by Sherry Argov– May Reading (affiliate)
Straight Talk No Chaser, by Steve Harvey (affiliate) June Reading
Your Other Half, by Sophie Personne (affiliate) July Reading
All The Single Ladies, by Rebecca Traister August Reading
Finding Happily… No Rules, No Frogs, No Pretending , Collette Gee — September Reading
The Honeymoon Effect, by Bruce Lipton — October Reading (affiliate)
The Four Agreements, by Don Miguel Ruiz (affiliate) November Reading
*******DECEMBER HOLIDAY BREAK********
2019 Reading List
Becoming by, Michelle Obama — December thru January (Meeting last Saturday in January to discuss)
Sex And The City — by, Candace Bushnell — February (Valentine’s Read)
This Is How You Lose Her by Junot Diaz — March
I know Why The Caged Bird Sings by, Maya Angelou– April (A Recommendation From Oprah’s Book Club
The Status Game II by Mark Bradford — May Reading
Finding Happily… No Rules, No Frogs, No Pretending , Collette Gee — June Reading
Love In The time Of The Cholera, by Gabriel García Márquez (A Recommendation From Oprah’s Book Club)– July Reading
Get Over It; Thought Therapy For Healing The Hard Stuff, by Iyanla Vanzant — August Reading
Happiness, A Guide To Developing Life’s Most Important Skill, by Matthieu Ricard — September Reading
Finding Happily… No Rules, No Frogs, No Pretending , Collette Gee — October Reading
Your Other Half, by Sophie Personne (affiliate) November Reading
The Five Love Languages; The Secret to Love That Last, by Gary Chapman — December Reading
Additional Resources You Might Enjoy
- I Am Lovable Journal, by Knock Knock Books (affiliate)
- Happiness Is…. Journal, by Lisa Swerling and Ralph Lazar (affiliate)
- The Fifth Agreement 48 Card Deck, by Don Miguel Ruiz & Don Jose Ruiz with Janet Mills (affiliate)
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