Joining a book club has great benefits. It’s an intelligent community of like-minded bibliophiles dying to talk about their favorite stories.
There are various types of clubs you can join. Some have a strong social media presence and hold discussions through forums and group chats. Others require you to partake in person. Some focus on a particular genre, and others choose novels at random.
Here are our book club recommendations!
1. Reese’s Book Club
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Hollywood star Reese Witherspoon is the founder and “Book-Lover-In-Chief” of this club. The stories read each month are woman-oriented.
Not only is it a book club, but it’s also partnered with brands like Buick and LavAzza. They also have a mobile app (both Android and iOS) which is the only thing needed to become a member.
RBC also has a Book Box gifting option to give your loved ones (or yourself) a good book with handpicked goodies. We highly recommend this club!
2. The Procrastinator’s Book Club
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The Procrastinator’s Book Club is hosted on Goodreads. For procrastinators who can’t keep up with their reading goal, this program offers a friendly chat room where you can discuss your favorite reads with fellow bibliophiles.
Connect with like-minded people through the books discord server, and you’re set. They have featured lists as well, like, Group Reads, Buddy Reads, Tackle That TBR, and Readathons.
This is a great club to get started with if you hope to practice more reading consistency.
3. Book Club Bar
While not a typical book club, Book Club Bar is an independent bookstore with top-notch coffee, beer, and wine. Sounds interesting? Well, it is! Providing a cozy, homely feel with fresh, invigorating scents and curated books, this bar situated in East Village has formed a community of book lovers.
With a wide selection of coffees, pastries, wines, teas, and beers, the cafe hosts several events with authors, poets, and artists. Not only this, but they have a merchandise store perfect for book lovers.
4. Silent Book Club
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The Silent Book Club was started by friends Guinevere de la Mare and Laura Gluhanich. They created a deadline-free book club where members read at their own pace.
There are no specific books or assignments to complete. Members gather online and in person to read in the presence of fellow bookworms. Currently, there are more than 300 active chapters present in cities worldwide.
5. Bad Bitch Book Club
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Founded in 2018 by Mackenzie Newcomb, Bad Bitch Book Club is 100% online. Because their headquarters are a Facebook group, BBBC has a lot of sub-groups that members can join. Although they curate monthly reads from a wide range of titles, they focus on women and non-binary authors.
All discussions are held on Zoom. It is not required to speak. If you prefer, you can quietly listen and gain insight. The club is 100% free. To become a member, just join the Facebook group and mailing list! For exclusive benefits, they do have a Patreon that you can support.
Book clubs are a fantastic way to connect with fellow readers. Whether it’s online or in person, they offer stimulating discussions and an inclusive community. Hope you enjoyed our list of the best ones to choose from!