Get the best Verity book club questions to foster the most epic discussions of this shocking bestseller by #1 New York Times bestselling author Colleen Hoover at your book club gatherings.
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It’s no secret that Verity is a massive success as a New York Times bestseller, USA Today bestseller, The Globe and Mail bestseller, and Publishers Weekly bestseller.
Despite being independently published in 2018, it remains on major bestseller lists at the time I am writing this four years later. In fact, in response to its extended success, Colleen Hoover has recently released a Special Edition of Verity with an exclusive letter to fans and a bonus chapter continuing the characters’ storyline.
Verity is a unique thriller just begging for discussion. So, below are the most thought-provoking book club questions for this popular book club book, preceded by frequently asked questions and a quick review of Verity.
Verity Book Club Questions
Below are discussion questions for Verity by Colleen Hoover, which I personally crafted for your book clubs to chat about:
Colleen Hoover noted in the Special Edition of Verity that she had expected Verity to be a smaller, niche release that her readers wouldn’t gravitate towards. Instead, it became a massive success over several years of time. What do you attribute to its widespread success?
Verity begins “with a bang” — literally. Discuss how the opening scene sets the stage for the book.
The name Verity means “truth.” What do you make of this?
What genre and sub-genre would you classify Verity as?
Do you think the Vermont setting of the Crawford home has significance?
Why do you think Jeremy selected Lowen to ghostwrite for Verity?
What caused Jeremy to fall for Lowen, and was he justified in doing so?
What caused Lowen to fall for Jeremy, and was she justified in doing so?
What role does Crew play in the plot?
How did your status either as a parent or not a parent affect your reading of the graphic scenes involving Verity’s pregnancy and the deaths of her children?
In many ways, can be seen as a book about the motivations of the characters. Discuss each of their motivations for their actions and inactions.
Discuss whether each main character was ultimately good or evil.
Was Verity faking her injuries?
Who is the real villain in Verity?
Who is telling the truth in Verity?
Are Lowen and the Crawford family “Chronics” who experience above-average amounts of trauma, or is something else at the root of their circumstances?
The plot of Verity is pretty wild and intense. Did you find it to be believable?
Verity contains many very graphic and erotic scenes. What are your thoughts on this?
Are Lowen and Jeremy in love or bound by their circumstances?
If you had to pick one, do you consider Verity to be the story of Verity’s life as the titular character or Lowen’s life as the narrator?
Were you surprised by what became of Verity at the end of the book?
Verity called the writing at issue “So Be It.” Why do you think she chose this title?
The ultimate question: was Verity’s writing a fictional manuscript or an autobiography?
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Quick Summary and Review
Five out of five stars.
(Please note that the age rating is “Very Mature Adults” aged 21 and over.)
I’m not the only one. Thousands (maybe millions at this point) of readers can say exactly the same.
Verity is about the (fictional) author Verity Crawford, who has sustained terrible injuries in an accident and cannot complete her books. So, her seemingly doting husband, Jeremy, hires struggling writer Lowen Ashleigh to act as a ghostwriter.
As Lowen sorts through Verity’s materials, she finds Verity’s autobiography, which is filled with an array of chilling events sure to make you gasp, including disturbing admissions about her twin girls, who each died at young ages under different circumstances.
(Get more detailed trigger warnings for Verity.)
At the same time, Lowen develops feelings for Jeremy, and strange things begin to happen, leaving you questioning everything you thought you knew about Verity.
Without giving any spoilers away, this leads the book Verity to one very suspenseful and shocking conclusion that leaves readers wanting more.
Verity truly was unlike any other book I have read, particularly because of its many graphic and disturbing scenes. (The only other one that’s nearly as disturbing is Too Late.) And while Hoover’s books are always fast-paced, this one felt the fastest of all, as I simply could not believe what I was reading and the twists it took right up until the very end.
Verity remains my favorite Colleen Hoover book to date, as well as one of the VERY few books I recommend to everyone.
And, of course, it contains more dark and disturbing events that make you question the nature of the characters and what will become of their futures.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes. Verity is a massively bestselling book by Colleen Hoover that has many characteristics that make it a good book club book: it’s suspenseful and hard to put down, it’s very different than other thrillers, it has shocking twists and turns, it garners emotional reactions, and it has an open ending that readers love to debate.
Verity by Colleen Hoover is a thriller about the differences between perception and reality, both in writing and in life. At issue are whether the titular character’s injuries are real and whether her writing is fact or fiction.
These Verity book club questions help you plunge into a thrilling world of psychological twists and turns. As your book club navigates this suspenseful page-turner, these questions will foster controversial discussions about what’s fact and what’s fiction.
Keep the discussion going! Share your thoughts on Verity or any remaining questions you may have in the comments below.