Haven't Read This Month’s Bookclub Book?

The article "Discussion points for members who have not read this month’s book" offers a dozen wry ways to fake it through your next book club meeting. 

Here are two of my favorites:

  • "A book’s setting is crucial to establishing mood. If this book had been set in Darfur instead of in Glen Burnie, would you be more likely to have read the whole thing by now? Why or why not?"
  • "In your opinion, is this book fiction or nonfiction? Support your view with examples taken from the jacket copy."

Read all 12 of them all at Ann Hodgman's Shouts & Murmurs column in The New Yorker.

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