Book Club Kit: By the Book by Jasmine Guillory
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Pub Date 08 Apr 2022 | Archive Date Not set
This is a downloadable and printable resource for book clubs reading By the Book by Jasmine Guillory. The kit includes an author interview, discussion questions, and more. This is not the actual book. This kit was sponsored by Disney Publishing Worldwide.
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About the Book:
A tale as old as time—for a new generation…
Isabelle is completely lost. When she first began her career in publishing right out of college, she did not expect to be twenty-five, living at home, still an editorial assistant, and the only Black employee at her publishing house. Overworked and underpaid, constantly torn between speaking up or stifling herself, Izzy thinks there must be more to this publishing life. So when she overhears her boss complaining about a beastly high-profile author who has failed to deliver his long-awaited manuscript, Isabelle sees an opportunity to finally get the promotion she deserves.
All she has to do is go to the author’s Santa Barbara mansion and give him a quick pep talk or three. How hard could it be?
But Izzy quickly finds out she is in over her head. Beau Towers is not some celebrity lightweight writing a tell-all memoir. He is jaded and withdrawn and—it turns out—just as lost as Izzy. But despite his standoffishness, Izzy needs Beau to deliver, and with her encouragement, his story begins to spill onto the page. They soon discover they have more in common than either of them expected, and as their deadline nears, Izzy and Beau begin to realize there may be something there that wasn't there before.
Best-selling author Jasmine Guillory’s reimagining of a beloved fairy tale is a romantic triumph of love and acceptance and learning that sometimes to truly know a person you have to read between the lines.
Average rating from 276 members
I love these book club kits. They are beautifully made and easy to follow. I absolutely love the layout. Extremely beautiful!
I like that there is a content warning in this kit. That is something most books lack, so it is nice to see that it has been a thought that some topics might be harder for some people to read than others.
Moreover, in this kit, there is an interview with the author of the book, Jasmine Guillory.
Also, there are of course a bunch of discussion questions you can use in your book club when reading and talking about the book.
There is even an interview with the cover designer and matching bookmarks.
This is a very beautiful book kit. I absolutely recommend this for you in a book club or even for you, who just want to get to know Jasmine Guillory and “By the book” better.
As a Disney fan myself, I was super excited to get the chance to see what Jasmine Guillory's thoughts were about this story. My friends and I loved this kit and the discussion questions were a great way to get us thinking more deeply about the story. My favorite part of this kit was the pen name generator. I also loved the book recommendations at the end of the kit. I am always looking for more romance recs so being able to get some insight about what is new is always helpful. I loved this book club kit and it really enhanced the experience of the story so much for me.
This is a review of the We are Bookish Book Club Kit item for: By the book written by Jasmine Guillory. This is a fun BCK addition for every book club. Use this supplementary tool after completing the novel because there are spoilers contained within. This guide shares the author's interview, Q&A topics for discussion and closing thoughts to inspire fanfic. Great bonus items included in every kit: bookmarks, fun quiz, games to engage the readers, fairytale fashion, recipes, and recommended reads. This kit has everything you want for a book group. Share with your friends and book friends. Thank you @NetGalley for the preview item. Please read By the book by Jasmine Guillory it’s a modern-day contemporary love story inspired by Beauty and the Beast. Always a happy forever after with lots of fun and a dash of steamy romance. You won’t regret it.
I really enjoyed having this book club kit as I led a book club on By the Book. Starting out, I sent the author interview to all the group members so they could have a greater appreciation of the book, along with the questions so they could come prepared to discuss. We thought the questions were all fitting and helped us to really get into our feelings and interpretations of the novel. I loved that there was an interview with the cover designer as well!
There were some fun additions, like the book marks, pen name generator (Belle Evans is mine) and some writing exercises that our group enjoyed doing. The charcuterie board and margarita recipes were a hit as well!
I always love getting readers advisory, so the "what to read next" section was a nice addition to the book club kit.
Overall, a fun way to enhance your book club read!