13 Entertaining Book Club Ideas for Your Next Book


Is your book club getting a bit boring or you’re just thinking about starting one and need some awesome ideas how to make it fun and entertaining? Here are some super creative book club ideas you can try, from reading club menus and party favors to book club themes and DIY decor the story to a successful book club unravels below!

Hot to Host a Book Club

Wondering How to Start a Book Club?

According to my favorite book club host Oprah “a story is always better if you have someone to share it with” and she shares a few questions to ask yourself on how to start a book club.

  • What do you hope to get out of the reading club?
  • What type of people will make up the club?
  • What types of books will your club primarily read?
  • What are the minimum and maximum number of members?
  • How often will your club meet?

If you’re looking for ideas of what to call your new club, here are 30 book club name suggestions.

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Now that you’ve got the basics on how to start a book club here are some fun themes, food menus, free printables, decorations and treats to make your reading club super inviting for your members.

13. Ready Player One Book Club 80’s Flashback

Ready Player One Book Club 80's Flashback@heyletsmakestuff

If you’re nostalgic for the 80’s this Ready Player One book club theme will take you back in time. With a tutorial for acid-washed jeans, and a muddy buddy recipe, your geeky friends will love this idea!

Get tutorial here: Ready Player One Book Club 80’s Flashback

12. Book Club Menu

Book Club Menu@thatskinnychickcanbake

Not sure what to serve at your next meeting and looking for book club ideas? Here’s a full menu that includes delicious snacks and treats to keep your guests happy. After all, you can’t read books on an empty stomach, right?

Get the menu here: Book Club Menu

11. DIY Book Page Treat Bags

DIY Book Page Treat Bags@ellaclaireblog

These easy to make book page treat bags will be a hit at your next meeting. The best part is, you only need some book pages, a sewing machine (only basic skills needed) and some candy!

Get tutorial here: DIY Book Page Treat Bags

10. Summer Book Club Menu

Summer Book Club Menu@garnishwithlemon

Check out this fresh and tasty summer book club menu filled with seasonal food and drink ideas. I absolutely love those cheesecake stuffed strawberries and the bootlegs. What’s your favorite recipe from this menu?

Get the menu here: Summer Book Club Menu

9. Book Page Rose Wreath

Book Page Rose Wreath@prettyhandygirl

Thinking about refreshing your book club ideas for decor? This book page rose wreath might just be the perfect addition. The creativity in this one far exceeds any standards!

Get tutorial here: Book Page Rose Wreath

8. Raspberry Sorbet Wine Spritzer

Raspberry Sorbet Wine Spritzer@dizzybusyandhungry

Are your friends wine drinkers? If so, they’ll love this raspberry sorbet wine spritzer which in my opinion is so delicious it doubles as a dessert. Super easy to make with fantastic results!  If they’re like me and don’t drink them try one of these fun mocktail recipes.

Get the recipe here: Raspberry Sorbet Wine Spritzer

7. DIY Restoration Hardware Book Set Knock Off

DIY Restoration Hardware Book Set Knock Off@cherishedbliss

OK, so this particular book decor is absolutely stunning. It might end up looking like a set of antique books but the transformation is easy to achieve and you can use any set of new books that don’t hold any value for you anymore.

Get tutorial here: DIY Restoration Hardware Book Set Knock Off

6. Mini Chocolate Book Favors

Mini Chocolate Book Favors@tikkido

Aren’t these super cute? These could make some amazing book club ideas for party favors perfect for both kids and adults and the project is adaptable to any book theme!

Get tutorial here: Mini Chocolate Book Favors

5. DIY Book Stand Display

DIY Book Stand Display@HomeTreeAtlas

What better way to showcase the current and upcoming books for your book club meeting than with this stunning book stand display? This is a simple project made using plywood that’s ready in just a few hours!

Get tutorial here: DIY Book Stand Display

4. Book Club Questions Free Printable

Book Club Questions Free Printable@sunnydayfamily

I can’t think of an easier way to ensure a book club discussion will go smoothly but still remain on topic than by using this free, awesome book club questions printable.

Get printable here: Book Club Questions Free Printable

3. Iris Apfel Book Club Artwork

Iris Apfel Book Club Artwork@houselarsbuilt

If you plan to add Iris Apfel’s “Accidental Icon” to your book club themes your guests are going to love this matching artwork and bookmarks. Just print, cut and you’re done!

Get printables here: Iris Apfel Book Club Artwork

2. Winter Book Club Reads & Stenciled Wine Glasses

Winter Book Club Reads & Stenciled Wine Glasses@hihomemadeblog

Winter is coming! I’m kidding, let’s not go there yet. However, if you like to plan ahead, here are 10 interesting reads you can schedule for your winter book club meetings. Even though I don’t drink, I think these punny stenciled wine glasses are hilarious! Easy to make with any e-cutting machine.

Get ideas here: Winter Book Club Reads & Stenciled Wine Glasses

1. Breakfast Book Club Party

Breakfast Book Club Party@thesaltycanary

If your book club meetings are taking place during weekends, breakfast would be the perfect time to schedule them. This breakfast book club party looks absolutely amazing and the menu is simply mouth-watering!

Get ideas here: Breakfast Book Club Party

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