Book Club Kit for The Woman in the Window by A. J. Finn includes book club discussion guide and party menu.
I picked up this month’s book club pick just before Halloween weekend and found myself completely unable to put it down.
I ended up reading it between answering the door for trick-or-treaters because I just had to find out what happened next and how the story ended.
A fun book like this is exactly the kind of thing a book club is meant to read!
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What is The Woman in the Window About?
Here’s what Amazon had to say about the book:
“It isn’t paranoia if it’s really happening . . .
Anna Fox lives alone—a recluse in her New York City home, unable to venture outside. She spends her day drinking wine (maybe too much), watching old movies, recalling happier times . . . and spying on her neighbors.
Then the Russells move into the house across the way: a father, mother, their teenaged son. The perfect family.
But when Anna, gazing out her window one night, sees something she shouldn’t, her world begins to crumble and its shocking secrets are laid bare.
What is real? What is imagined? Who is in danger? Who is in control? In this diabolically gripping thriller, no one—and nothing—is what it seems.”
The Woman in the Window Book Club Questions
I believe the best book club questions to spark a lively discussion in your group help readers make personal connections to the story.
You can read about how to write the best book club questions on your own here, but hopefully these will get you started!
What did you think of this month’s book pick? Have you read other thrillers? How does this one compare?
Why do you think the author chose to give Anna agoraphobia? Would the book have been as suspenseful without this detail?
Did you pick up on the hidden clues within the mystery? Which ones did you catch and which ones did you miss?
How many of the classic movies mentioned in the book have you seen?
Here’s a list to refresh your memory:
- Rear Window
- Dark Passage
- Double Indemnity
- The Lady Vanishes
- Rosemary’s Baby
- The Thin Man
The Woman in the Window features an unreliable narrator with a drinking problem. Why do you think this is such a common device used in thrillers? Do you think it added to the story?
Did you see the plot twists coming? What surprised you most about the ending?
Host a Watch Party
The Woman in the Window was made into a Netflix movie, this would make a great book club movie night to watch together:
Book Club Party Menu
For the book club party menu, I focused on fun fall treats that were easy to nibble while chatting about the book.
Start with a bowl of my peanut butter apple dip served with fresh apple slices, pretzels, and honey roasted peanuts for crunch.
It would be a great pairing to add my chocolate drizzled peanut butter pretzel nuggets.
This honey sriracha Chex mix is surprisingly sweet and spicy.
End the night with a pan of sweet pumpkin gooey butter cake bars. You can cut them into bite-sized squares for sharing.
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