We have become a tight knit group and the club is currently closed to new members. It seems the best number of members for a good discussion is between 8 and 10. If everyone attends the discussions it can get rather loud and rambunctious but they are always enjoyable. We've tried various ways to get the discussion back on topic with varying degrees of success. It seems some want to stick to the book while others don't mind a more rambling discussion. But, no matter, we all love our book club and wouldn't think of missing this time with friends.