Key Questions You Should Ask
Which genres do you like to read?
This will tell you if the potential member will be content reading the type of genres that your book club does.
How many books do you read per month for enjoyment?
This is an important question because you want to know if they are avid readers and if they have time in their schedule to finish the required reading.
Do you feel that you’ll be able to participate in meetings on a regular basis?
This will allow you to gauge whether or not the potential member will be able to commit to attending meetings on a regular basis. By asking this question you will be sending the message that you expect them to attend the majority of the meetings and also participate in the discussion.
How much time do you feel that you have for yourself outside of your obligations?
This question will let you know if the potential member’s obligations could possibly get in the way of them participating in book club meetings regularly.
Would you be willing to help plan events?
If your book club coordinates events this question will help the potential member to explain to you what their expectations are if they were to join your book club. This will also help determine whether they are willing to grow with the book club as it moves forward.
Why would you like to join our book club?
This question will help the potential member express to you their interest in joining the book club in their own words and also help you gauge if there are serious about joining.
What do you hope to gain from joining our book club?
This question will help the potential member to explain to you what their expectations are if they were to join your book club and also help you to see if they are willing to grow as the book club move forward.
- Who’s your favorite author?
- What is your favorite book?
- What is your marital status?
- Do you have any children?
- What is your age range?
- What is your occupation?
- Do you have any hobbies?
- Would you like to share anything else about yourself
Asking the correct questions will not only help to prepare your book club members for a wonderful book club experience that awaits them but also help you to keep your book club moving forward with the right members based on a criteria meant to help support the best interest of the book club.
What are some key questions that you always ask potential book club members?