Books Lifechat Starter

Before using this starter remember to review the idea of emotional consent.


Do you read one book at a time or multiple books at once (or something else entirely)? Why do you do this?

Tell us about a book you’ve read multiple times. If you haven’t read a book more than once, why?

What’s the last book you read? Why did you read it?

What’s your ideal reading environment?

How do you like to consume books (audio, physical copy, e-book) and why?

What’s the worst book you’ve ever read?

Are you drawn to fiction or non fiction more? Why do you think that is?

What are you generally seeking out with the books you read (entertainment, education, etc)?

How would you approach reading a 3,000 page book?

Diving in

What book are you embarrassed to have read/you would be reluctant to admit you’ve read?

Tell us about a book character you loved or hated.

Tell us about a book character who felt similar to you.

What book(s) are on your “want to read” list?

What are your feelings on skim reading, skipping around chapters, and not finishing books?

If you were to write something (book, poem, short story, etc), what medium would you choose and what would you write about?

Deep end

Tell us about a book that changed your life or stuck with you.

What’s a book that you wish you could re-read for the very first time? What feelings came up when you first read it?

Tell us about a book that deeply impacted you as a kid.

If you could recommend everyone you know to read one book, what book would it be and why?

If you could meet any author and ask them any questions, who would you want to meet and what sort of things would you ask?

If you wanted someone to understand you better, what book would you give them?

How do you feel about how much time you spend reading at this point in your life?

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