A Room Made of Leaves by Kate Grenville is a piercing siren-call of a novel; it really encourages thoughts to fly as well as being a truly beautiful read. We think this LoveReading Star Book would make the perfect novel for a book club. There is just so much to discover within the pages, and it is a book that will nudge at your thoughts, long after you have finished reading.
While we are quite sure that you always come up with lots of questions yourselves, and could quite happily chat about your chosen books forever, we have a few suggested questions to start you off:
- How do you feel about the fact that this is inspired by a real person, do you think the linking of a novel with a person who existed in history has worked?
- The cover is gorgeous, did it influence your thoughts as to the novel before you started to read, and once you had finished, how did the cover speak to you?
- The chapters are short and intense, how did this affect your reading of the book?
- What did you think about Elizabeth’s relationship with John, and how well did she handle his temperament?
- Reading between the lines of history is a fascinating concept, how has it altered your thinking about historical records?
- How do you think Kate Grenville dealt with the indigenous aspects of this story?
- When you realised the connection to the title, what did you think, does it feel like the right fit for the book?
- How do you feel Elizabeth changed during the novel and what were your final thoughts about her?
- Did the Author’s Note at the end change your thoughts about the novel?
- What three words would you use to sum up this novel?
Will you enjoy A Room Made of Leaves as much as we have, do let us know what you think.
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