How to Start Your Own Book Club
Have you thought about starting a book club? Book clubs are a great way to sit back with a glass of Sutter Home with friends and tackle those books you wanted to read. We're here to help you kick one off this winter!
Where Should We Meet?
If you have a group of local friends/family/coworkers in mind for your book club, you can share hosting duties with the group (once a month at someone's house), meet at a coffee shop or a favorite restaurant. If your group lives in different cities, go online! You can use our Book Club app on our Facebook page to discuss the month's book with friends and other Sutter Home book lovers.
How Should We Choose Books?
That's an easy one! You can read the book of the month along with us in the Sutter Home/Harper Collins Book Club! When you get together, you can even help us choose next month's book by voting on our Facebook page.
How Should We Run Our Book Club?
Every group is different! Some groups get together to go over the books in detail along with thought-provoking questions. Some groups use the time to chat about the book but also catch up with each other. On our website, we provide a book synopsis, information about the author and much more. We also link over to Harper Collins' website where there are book club discussion questions and even more information about the month's chosen book. Whatever your group decides to do, there really truly is only one rule: have fun!
What Should We Serve?
Food: If your book club meets in the evenings at someone's house, an easy dinner of apps or tapas is perfect. Baby quiches, flatbread, veggie platters and caprese salad kabobs are perfect for a casual book club dinner. Put the food out on the side tables and coffee table, with small plates and invite your club to enjoy.
Wine: We have so many varietals to choose from, it will be hard to just grab two! We recommend serving a red and a white. For a tapas-style dinner with a lot of flavors, our Sutter Home Pinot Grigio and Sutter Home Merlot are perfect. If you are serving spicy egg rolls or another spicy dish, Sutter Home Moscato or Riesling can handle the spice. Pop a bottle of Sutter Home Bubbly Moscato to celebrate your first Book Club meeting or just because!
This is our first installment of how to start (& continue!) your own book club. We're excited to have you as a part of ours! Cheers!