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Discussion Questions

The Best Life Book Club

1. When Karissa Newcomb arrives in her new neighborhood after hitting restart on her life, she’s timid about forming new friendships. What have been your experiences when moving to a new location?

2. Could you identify with Karissa’s fear of risking a new friendship? Have you ever been betrayed by a friend?

3. If you were Margot, how would you handle her mother?

4. Alice must overcome a case of PTSD. Have you ever been involved in a car accident or experienced another kind of traumatic situation? How were you able to cope?

5. Josie has some rough edges. Do you know anyone like her?

6. Have you ever invited someone into a group or club and then regretted it?

7. Does your book club have certain expectations regarding potential new members?

8. Alice insists that not only can the young learn from the old, but the old also can learn from the young. Do you agree with Alice?

9. Do you think office romances are a good idea?

10. Should Edward have shared more of his situation with Karissa earlier?

11. Except for JANE EYRE, all the books the club selects to read don’t really exist. Which one would you want to read if it really existed?

12. What book has your group read that sparked the most heated discussion?

13. Do you agree with Alice that there is a perfect book match for everyone?

14. What would you say are the benefits of being in a book club?

The Best Life Book Club
by Sheila Roberts

  • Publication Date: May 7, 2024
  • Genres: Fiction, Romance, Women's Fiction
  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Mira
  • ISBN-10: 0778305481
  • ISBN-13: 9780778305484