Why should mom have all the fun? So many people belong to book clubs now. Some of my friends are reading three books a month, just for that monthly get-together.
Why not get a book club together for your kids? It doesn't have to be the same title--a genre book club where kids share their favorites would be as much fun. The point of book club is the party, isn't it? So let your kids come up with a theme for their club, invite some friends to join, and talk about books over snacks and dessert.
A Harry Potter club could have all kinds of magical snacks. Girly girls might love a tea party each month. Pizza and dessert for a graphic novel group, a cookbook club where everyone brings something he cooked--the choices are limitless!
The idea of sharing about books while enjoying food and drink with friends can motivate most reluctant readers. And remember, keep it fun--no punishment for not finishing the book. You want to associate reading with fun activities, and let the kids involved direct the club as much as possible.
Give it a try, and you might find yourself starting a book club with the parents of the kids' club participants!