Discussing What You Read
I was thinking today about reading with others. Not that I do much of that. But I would like to. Sometimes, when I’m reading a book that really interests me, I wonder what it would be like to read it and discuss it with others.
So, I wrote a short list of questions that a group might use to review together a chapter of a book. I guess — in this instance — I’m primarily thinking about nonfiction (since I mostly read nonfiction).
Take a look at these questions and let me know what you think. They’re generic and hopefully would work with just about any nonfiction book. How would you change any of these questions? Which ones would you exclude? What questions would you add?
Here’s my list:
HOW DOES THIS CHAPTER…
- enlarge your perspective or understanding?
- challenge views you have held?
- confirm your thinking in any way?
- raise objections you would like to voice?
- inspire you to think or act differently?
- make you want to know more about something?
Thanks for taking a look at this. I welcome your comments.
Photo Credit: Book by Jaci Lopes dos Santos