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Reading Group Guide

Discussion Questions

Maybe Next Time

1. Was there a particular character in this book you could relate to and why?

2. Do you think Emma’s experience of the juggle of her life was believable?

3. All the stats show that in the U.S., despite women making up 50% of the workforce, they still consistently take on the majority of unpaid work at home. COVID exacerbated these facts. Do you think we could do more to address this as a society?

4. Do you think people in Emma’s life could have done more to reduce the pressures on her time?

5. Why do you think it took this event to get Emma to reflect on how she spends her time?

6. Would you want to experience a “Groundhog Day” yourself? And if so, which day would you choose to repeat?

7. Do you believe in fate? Do you think we can do anything to fight the inevitable?

8. This is also a story about friendship and how, when life gets in the way, we can neglect those relationships. Is there someone you wish you could reconnect with in your own life?

9. Did you like the ending? How did you interpret it?

10. Has the book made you reflect on any changes you’d like to make in your own life?

Maybe Next Time
by Cesca Major

  • Publication Date: June 4, 2024
  • Genres: Fiction, Women's Fiction
  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
  • ISBN-10: 0063239973
  • ISBN-13: 9780063239975