Conversation Starters–Books and Reading

  • What is your favorite story?
  • Who is your favorite author?
  • Who is your favorite character?
  • What is your favorite genre?
    • Action
    • Mystery
    • suspense
    • Detective
    • Science Fiction
    • Children’s books
    • War
    • Non-fiction
    • Travel books
    • Self-help books
    • History
    • Biography
    • Autobiography
    • Gothic
    • Classic Literature
    • Modern Literature
  • What is the longest book you have ever read?
    • How long did it take you to read it?
  • Have you ever belonged to a book club?
    • What books did you read?
  • What is the funniest book you have ever read?
  • The saddest?
    • The strangest?
  • How many books have you read in your life?
  • Is there a time in your life when you read all the time?
  • How many hours do you spend reading in a week?
  • Have you ever been to a book signing or met an author?
  • Do you have any ideas for a story for you to write?
  • Do you read books based on recommendations?
  • What are some of the books that were recommended to you?
  • Were you ever given a bad recommendation?
  • Did it change your opinion of the person who recommended the book?
  • What books have you recommended for other people?
  • How often do you go to the library?
  • How many books do you check out at a time?
  • How do you choose the books you are going to read?
  • How important is the cover of the book.
  • Do you watch the movie that came from a book?
  • Most people say the book is better than the movie. Is this true for you?
  • Did you enjoy reading books in school?
  • What was your favorite book growing up?
  • Is there a book that you have read more than once?
    • What was the title?
    • How many times did you read it?
  • Is there a book you just couldn’t finish?
    • What was the title?
  • What is your favorite time of day for reading?
  • Where is your favorite place to read?
  • Do you listen to music while you read?
  • Do you often read book before go to bed?
  • What factors are important to you when choosing a book to read?
    • Reviews?
    • A Recommendation from a friend?
    • The front cover?
  • What was the last book that you read?
  • What is your favorite book of all time?
  • Have you ever read a book and then watched the movie? Which was better? Why?
  • Who is the most famous writer from your country?
    • Have you read any of their books?
    • Do you think that they are overrated?
  • What genre of book do you enjoy most?
  • Have you ever tried to read a book in English?
  • Do you think that it is more valuable to read a book than to watch television?
  • Have you ever lent books to your friends and never got them back?
  • Do you think that the internet and television will eventually make books obsolete?


Author: Dennis Hickey

There are no limits to success to those who are prepared. I want to help you prepare by sharing what I have learned about life skills, and how I am still learning. Not knowing these skills can effect your personal growth. I hope you enjoy and learn from this information. Feel free to connect with me, to comment or e-mail your question and opinions. Sit back, relax and let the learning begin. Email:

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