This is just a variation of «Indian secrets» when we take the opportunity to exchange good reads with classmates. A good activity to close-up the first term, for instance, before school breaks up for Christmas.
The proposal is to bring a book that you have really enjoyed and would like to recommend and give away. The books are placed on the table on arrival and stay there during dinner. At some point during the meal the students recommend their books which naturally opens up never ending topics of conversation. Everybody will leave the place with a new book in their hands.