As I said yesterday, the last book we read for Book Club was Chris Hadfield's An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth. This particular book was Lisa's pick, and in our group that means that this month we met at her place, and she led the discussion on the book. Usually you can find discussion questions for books online, but Lisa said there was nothing out there that she could find. So, being the competent teacher that she is, she wrote her own.
And here for you, and all other book clubs that might be looking for discussion questions on An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth, are the questions, courtesy of Lisa Ashton.
2. Have you had a similar goal or job that you broke down into daily tasks like Chris did when he was 9 years old? Example: If I want to be an astronaut should I stay up late, or wake up early and read a book?
3. What has been your experience with the theme of space? As a child were you fascinated? What elements of space interest you?
4. What have you learned about space exploration from this book?
5. How do you think his marriage survived?
6. Describe Chris’ personality traits.
7. Does he remind you of anyone you know? Explain.
8. Does Chris change throughout his life? Grow and mature, or remain the same?
9. What themes does Chris explore?
10. What passages strike you as insightful or profound? Read these passages.
11. Has the novel changed you? Broadened your perspective?