Such a cute Book Club Kit! I absolutely adored the quick little interview between the author and our characters! This was such a nice way of bringing out more of the main characters' personalities and bringing their great friendship to the forefront. I also really appreciated the Author Interview itself. I learned some new facts about Rachel Joyce's inspiration and choices when writing this book. As always, there are some great recipes and book recommendations at the end that really help pull a book club meeting all together!
A gem for book clubs preparing to read Miss Benson's Beetle, another heartwarming book by the author of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry.
Thanks to the author, publisher, and NetGalley for the ARC.
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Short and sweet guide. It includes questions, interviews, some recipes (food and drink), and a "read next" list. The recipes were a nice addition, and it was nice to see alcoholic and non-alcoholic options.
Miss Benson's Beetle is such a great female friendship adventure story! I loved reading it so much! I highly recommend reading it with a group and using this Book Club Kit. It was so useful during the monthly meeting.
This was a good historical fiction adventure book. The characters were charming and full of faith. They were an unlikely pair, but fit together perfectly.
This is such a fun and engaging book club kit! It was very helpful for our book club meet-up and made our meeting much more interesting. I wish I could have these for every book our book club reads together. Love the beetle facts included!!
Now this is what I'm looking for when I get a book club! Beetle facts... yes please! Interview with the author and characters add that on! A map of New Caledonia love it! A recipe, heck yea! Drinks, non-alcoholic.... Alcohol! Future viewing of course I want it! The only think missing is the bookmark but i can overlook that since it included so many other fun aspects!
This is exactly the kind of quirky I'd expect from a book club kit for one written by Rachel Joyce! Do pick this one up
This is such a fun, engaging book club kit! I love reading interviews with authors, and hearing about what inspired them to write their novel. The included discussion questions are perfect for encouraging deeper exploration of the book's characters and themes, the kit is easily printable/accessible and I loved how Netgalley began including on their sites. Will definitely use in the near future with my very own book club.
This is just the type of adorable content I expect to see based on this authors books.
It contains great discussion questions, fun facts which I don't want to spoil for a reader, an author interview, food and further recommendations in the most enjoyable layout.
Book Club Kit was very helpful for our book club meeting. We utilized the list of questions and also enjoyed the Beetle Facts! I personally enjoyed the “interview” with the characters!
This kit is packed with so many fun stuff. Interview with authors that give us information about background and inspiration that create this book. Bunch of key questions for spark the discussion time in our book club. Information about traditional food and beverages. And at least some recommendations to watch next with friendship celebration theme.
Thank you Netgalley for provided my copy.
First off this was such a great surprise for me because I didn't know what to expect when I began. The cover is very catchy and well designed which adds a great touch to the book club kit.
I like that you quote Lisa Wingate. Any praise from well known authors is a bonus. The discussion questions are very insightful and cover lots of plot, emotion, perception, inner-dialogue, and big themes. I especially loved the beetle facts. The drawing was a perfect fit and exactly how I pictured the two. I love that you included a Ted Talk with link that can be copied for more information (if wanted).
I also want to thank Rachel Joyce for her interview with both Margery and Ined. It's a clever take on an "author chat" and something I haven't seen before. It's almost like a more personal epilogue. It serves as a plot summary and way for RJ to highlight some of her favorite spots but she still leaves us hanging. In addition to the character's interview, Joyce does a great job talking about her inspiration, novel location, historical background, family history, femininity and friendship, relationships, opposition, and writing process. The map was helpful and as well as the food and drink descriptions and recipes (perfect for a book club). Readers will appreciate the other book recommendations.
This was the first Book Club Kit that I have read. I thoroughly enjoyed Miss Benson's Beetle and was hoping to choose it as a book club read, but I don't pick a book for this particular book club until May. I do intend to use this Kit at my meeting after we have read the book. Thank you for the opportunity to use this kit.
This book club kit for Miss Benson's Beetle was very fun! It contains discussion questions, beetle facts, an engaging interview with the author, as well as an interview with Margery Benson and Enid Pretty. I enjoyed the suggested food and drink pairings, as well as the recommended movie list.
Thank you NetGalley for this Book Club Kit! I honestly love reading these and the questions, fun facts, and more that they provide. This would be perfect for any book club reading Miss Benson's Beetle!
When you ever been in a book club you also know that getting into discussing a book can be easy depending on the audience or also difficult. Or you just want to have a jump-start on questions you can pick up even though you didn't think about it yourself. This Book Club Kit gives you all. You have 10 questions you can use to drive discussions with your group. Further you will find fun facts about the beetle. If you are interested in interviews, this will also be provided which is very interesting to read/share. The interviews are with Margery Benson, Enid Pretty and Rachel Joyce. This is not all, you will also find a map "New Caledonia". We in our group like to bring food and drink items related to the books. This kid is also providing some insight around this as well. Pretty much, everything you need to have a nice book club meeting.
Haven’t read the book - downloaded thinking it was included In this download buy these are just questions for book clubs
This was my first book club kit and I really loved it. I wish more publishers would create these.
The kit is simple, but it includes some great discussion questions, fun facts, interview, and recipes. These are all perfect for either an in-person or virtual book club meeting. I'll definitely be downloading more book club kits!
Thank you to NetGalley, the publisher, and author for a gifted copy.
I've used quite a few of these book club kits, but I think this is the one I enjoyed the most. It had some questions, which you'd expect. It also had recipes and an interview, which were really interesting. Some of the book club kits seem generic, but this one was very well thought out and intentional. If you're reading this book, then I'd highly suggest this book club it, whether you're reading it with a group or reading it alone.