I don’t. I do Socratic circles with a text I choose.
But LIT circles are supposed to be student directed. I can imagine having to “approve” the book, but the cornerstone of lit circles is the kids pick the book. Otherwise, you have no buy in and it won’t work. Search #education and other hashtags and you’ll find other teachers here who do them.
“The words distributed into a room that was full of cold air and books. Books everywhere! Each wall was armed with overcrowded yet immaculate shelving. It was barely possible to see paintwork. There were all different styles and sizes of lettering on the spines of the black, the red, the gray, the every-colored books. It was one of the most beautiful things Liesel Meminger had ever seen.”