Acts of Desperation by Megan Nolan:Book Club Questions

I have had Book Club related post in mind for quite sometime, however there are so many out there I felt like I would be just another person putting my 2 cents in. It wasn’t until I read Acts of Desperation by an Irish writer Megan Nolan in preparation for my own book club, that I realized there are no available book club questions for this book online and thought bingo!

Megan Nolan - Acts of Desperation
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It may be due to the fact the book is relatively new and only recently “they” started the hype around it, as more and more people talk about it online. This is when my opportunity presented itself, to provide you with Book Club Questions for this book.

  • Do you think the book should come with a disclaimer/warning? Having read this book, knowing that it touches on various potentially triggering topics?
  • What were some of the first red flags you noticed about the couple’s relationship?
  • The reader never actually finds out what is the narrator’s name. What significance do you think that represents?
  • Did you think this was a love story? If so, why? If not, why not?
  • The narrator’s family lives in a city 2 hours away. How do you think their absence contributed to her life?
  • Can you relate to situations portrayed in this book? If so, which ones in particular?
  • Do you think the way the author portrayed this relationship is realistic? Why?
  • What were some of Ciaran’s main “issues”? Why did you chose this particular issue?
  • What do you think kept “her” interested in Ciaran? What were his best qualities in her eyes?
  • How would you explain Ciaran’s lack of relationships with other people? Family or Friends.
  • The book portrays women as censoring their needs. Would you agree? Why?
  • “She” says: ‘There was no religion in my life after early childhood, and a great faith in love was what I had cultivated instead.‘ Do you think if the narrator was religious, her life would turn out differently? How so?
  • How was the book as a read generally? Did you struggle to finish or you raced to the end?
  • What was your most memorable moment from this book? Why? Do you think it means something?
  • Would you want to read another book written by this author?

I hope these questions will help you and your book club have a better flowing discussion. If you are in the Vancouver area and are looking to join a local book club, we welcome all members with open arms. You can join the Vancouver Book Club here.

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