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How to Start a Book Club

2014 April 16

Now that we’ve launched Freutcake Book Club and selected our read for April, you may be inspired to gather a group of literature loving ladies for your own version of a book club. It’s a simple task that really only has three requirements: the book, willing participants, and a desire to have some fun! Here are some suggestions for how to get started …


How to Start a Book Club:

1. Alert your friends, co-workers, and family members that you’re forming a book club and see who wants to join. Let them know that they can extend the invite to their other friends as well. It’s a fabulous way to meet like-minded women.
2. Though optional, it’s fun to come up with a name that represents your group. Your club deserves a unique identity!
3. Decide how often you will meet, who will host the meetings, or if you are going to alternate hostesses.


4. Remind everyone to buy, download, or borrow the book and read it!
5. Regularly visit Freutcake for that month’s discussions questions, recipe suggestions, and craft ideas. We will be giving tips on how to incorporate the novel’s theme into your book club meeting to ensure you and your members have the loveliest of literary experiences!

With April already halfway over, there’s no time to lose. Grab your copy of The Perfume Collector, gather your bookish buddies, and start reading with Freutcake! If you are reading along with Freutcake Book Club, make sure to snap a photo and share it on social media #freutcakebookclub, we would love to see it!

Photo Credits: top photo by Ali Harper Photography / bottom photo by Britt Taylor Photography

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Amy Dempsey

Amy Dempsey

English Professor, dog kisser, champagne sipper, and bookworm behind Freutcake Book Club. If she’s not teaching, traveling the world, or trying to incorporate goat cheese into every meal, you can find Amy working as a teen girl life coach, inspiring the next wave of creative young women to take over the world! Amy is based in Los Angeles, CA.
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  1. April 16, 2014

    This is great! I don’t have an official book club going on, but I’ve been swapping books with a few friends – so we’ve all read the same books but a few months apart! It sounds more fun with official meet ups and wine 🙂


  2. April 16, 2014

    Just started the book last night! So excited to be apart of the Freutcake book club! 🙂

    • April 16, 2014

      Good girl! It’s the perfect book to curl up in bed with after your honey has fallen asleep 😉

  3. Francesca Gill permalink
    April 16, 2014

    Finished this book so quickly – such an engaging read. Can’t wait for book club!

    • April 16, 2014

      A+, Francesca! I’m thrilled you already finished the novel and enjoyed it! We’ll be planning our book club asap.

  4. kelly permalink
    April 23, 2014

    This sounds fun and a good way to connect with friends – new and old. Question, how often do you meet (whats typical)?

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