Well, that (kinda) worked out!
Made the recommendation to our HR department on their annual survey for “things to do” and they went for it! However… they’re only providing snacks (books are still on us) and giving the group time in the schedule for our large meeting area. I’d really been hoping to do more, and make it a collaboration with a non-profit bookshop run by at-risk youth, but I can still try to do that part on my own, I suppose!
So essentially, *I’m* starting a book club, and it will happen to be with people I work with. 😁 I have zero experience with this, as I’m usually too flighty in my reading to commit to a book for a book club. I’m also not always interested in the choices book clubs tend to pick, but I guess if I can give some direction for what books will be voted on to read, that solves my issue? We’ll have to see! Definitely throw me some ideas for books you think would work well! The focus is on books set in countries outside the United States or primarily about another culture (for example, immigrants to the US but with details about their home country and lifestyle).
Have any of you ever started a book club before, at work or otherwise? I’m trying to work out the best way to phrase the sign up invitations, so any advice is appreciated! What would get you to join? I’ll be updating as this project progresses — and hopefully none of the updates are that no one signed up and it failed completely! 😬