I've written many times about my love for children's and young-adult literature, and my three kidlit reading groups. A source of great happiness for me! Be Gretchen.
For some reason, in the last few weeks, I've seen a spike in requests for suggestions about how to start a group or about what books to read.
As for starting a group, you can adapt the suggestions from the starter kit for starting Happiness Project groups. The specific model followed by my three kidlit groups is: we take turns meeting for dinner at each other's apartments; we meet every six weeks; we read one or two books for discussion; people can attend even if they haven't read the book; we choose books by group enthusiasm. In one group, we alternate among classic (Peter Pan), modern (A Wrinkle in Time), and contemporary (The Hunger Games). In the other groups, we just pick what we want.
If you want some ideas of books to read, for a group or just for yourself, here are a few of my favorites. It pains meRead More »from Looking for Some Reading Suggestions in Children's or Young-Adult Literature?