BOOK CLUB QUESTIONS

Finding Paris: An Unusual Love Story is the perfect 'book club' book because it's a topic that gets people talking. Here are some questions to get you started at your next book club meeting:

1. What was your overall experience of the book? Were you engaged? How long did it take you to get into the book? Were their sections you didn't like? Did the book hold you to the end?  

2. Who are the main characters? and what are their predominant personality traits and motivations? Why do they do what they do? Are their actions justified? How has their past led them to this behaviour? Do you admire or disapprove of the main characters? Do they remind you of anyone you know? 

3. What are the main ideas - the theme's - that the author explores in the book? Do you agree or disagree with the ideas raised? Do you have any personal experience with these ideas? 

4. Can you relate to any of the main characters? If so, in what way? If you were in the position of the characters what (if anything) would you have done differently? How would you have handled yourself? 

5. Do you believe there is such a thing as 'love addiction'? If so, do you believe it is the same as other addictions such as alcohol, drugs, gambling? Can you be addicted to another person? If so, what is it that causes this in people? Does our past play a role in the people we 'choose' to get into relationship with as adults? Can a person control these choices?

6. Do you think the author was right to use her real name? Should the author have used a pseudonym? Would this book had the impact it did if written as a fictional novel? If you were writing this story what would you have done? 

7. Did you find the ending satisfying? Would you have changed it in anyway? Would you have liked more from the story? If so, what would you have like to be different?

8. Has this book changed you in any way? If so, how? What will you do differently after reading this book? Have you learned something you didn't know? Has this book broadened your perspective? 

9. If you could ask the author a question what would you ask? Does this book inspire you to want to read more by the author? Would you recommend this book to people you know? Is there someone in particular who you think might benefit from reading this book?