Table of Contents
   Acknowledgments
   Introduction
   Sewing Circles and Salons: Tracing the Ramified Roots of Book Groups in the United Statesp. 1
   Read Yourself Wise: The Art of Intrepid Analytical Readingp. 31
   For Every Book a Season and a Question: Customized Considerations for the Eight Most Popular Genresp. 62
   Talk Up a Storm: The Thrill of Electric, Eclectic Book Group Discussionp. 103
   A Group of One's Own: Creating a Stupendous, Tremendous, One-of-a-Kind Book Groupp. 138
   A Shot in the Arm: Energizing Your Book Group with Lively, Crafty, Creative Ideasp. 166
   "A Thousand Different Types": An Assortment of Diverse Distinctive Book Groupsp. 189
   The Greedy Reader Menu: Read Any Good Books Lately?p. 220
   Book Group Troubleshooting: The Wolf Comes to Townp. 289
   Index of Literary Terms: Learning the Languagep. 307
   Book Group Resources: Finding Help When You Need Itp. 331
   Available ReadSmartGuidesp. 347
   An Invitation to Our Readersp. 349
   About the Authorsp. 351