After you settle your members and the way you’ll choose the books, it’s time to create a structure for the discussions. Leaving the conversations to go haphazardly can only end in a mess. You’ll have a blur of loud voices talking at the same time, and no one will actually hear the other.
What you need to do is, establish an order for the discussions. To lead the discussion, write down the interesting page numbers, and create a list of questions related to the book. Then, during the debate, ask your questions by order and let the members answer.
If you notice someone has been quiet for the whole meeting, try to approach them and direct the conversation towards them. Some people will have ideas, but they’ll be shy or nervous about sharing them. A gentle nudge is always good to get them talking.