This book club reads about half ‘serious’ books, which are either emotionally or intellectually challenging and about half ‘fun’ books which are just simply hard to put down.
We generally keep books to below 350 pages and the discussions are led to ensure that everyone’s views are valid and encouraged. Overall, the goal is to have about 60-70% of the discussion focussed on the book and the remaining time to leave room for social interaction and interesting personal stories.
Although we pick the books as a community, I will start off with the initial suggestions just to get things going. I am an academic physician living in Singapore but grew up in the US, so hope to bring all backgrounds and cultures into an active conversation.