Finding a Good Book Club

October 6, 2017

Lately I’ve been trying to add more reading in to my routine, because what can beat escaping in to a good book?! I’m currently reading, The Summer Before the War, and loving it so far.

As I’ve been reading, I’ve also been hearing more and more about book clubs. Book clubs are such a great way to dive in to some good books that you might not have picked up otherwise, as well as keep yourself accountable for your reading. If you haven’t been able to find a good book club in your area to meet in person, there are still some really great online places to find a good book club.

Here’s a few to get you started!

1 // Amazon

I was actually pleasantly surprised when I Googled Book Clubs, that Amazon popped up with a wide variety of good titles for a variety of genres. You can click on the genre that you are most interested in, then choose from their suggested reads.

2 // Book Subscription Boxes

Crate Joy is just one example of a book subscription box that provides a few titles each month for you to read. You can choose from some very cute categories including a Nocturnal box, or a Tea and Book Club box. There is also the Book of the Month Club that will send you the books of the month.

3 // Book Suggestions from Penguin

Penguin Random House has a great list of books to read in book clubs if you’re interested in starting your own! They also have a great list of “21 Books You’ve Been Meaning to Read”. I really appreciate these book recommendations if you’re looking to start a book club.

4 // DoubleDay Book Club

I really was intrigued by the DoubleDay Book Club, as you can create your own box sampler of books you may be interested in. There were definitely some titles in this book club that I hadn’t heard of before, and it is always good to have a variety of books!

5 // Oprah’s Book Club

I remember watching Oprah as a kid and hearing about her book club, something which is still going strong! She’s got some marvelous titles if you want to follow along.

6 // Emma Watson’s Book Club

I have loved following Emma Watson, and was excited to hear about her book club that she shares with readers on Goodreads. She’s got some good picks, especially books that are thought-provoking!

7 // Reese Witherspoon’s Book Club

Reese has just started her own clothing line and a fabulous book club if you’re interested in following along! The book for the month of September is Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng.

8 // Bustle Book Club

Found on Goodreads, the Bustle Book Club has readers perusing through several classic books including titles by Roald Dahl and books that impacted you when you were young.

I love the idea of coming together to read and discuss good literature. There are so many good options out there to find a strong community to discuss books with.

Last year a few friends and I started a book club that we’d meet over brunch to discuss. It was so nice to have the community to talk about books as well as the accountability to keep up with the reading. If you’re interested in starting a book club, look through a few book lists, find some good titles that vary for your audience. Pull in a few good friends and tell them to bring friends too. A book club is one of the best ways to connect with others too!

Have you tried any of these book clubs? If so, what were your thoughts about them? Are you in a book club now?

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  • Amy

    I had NO IDEA there was a monthly book subscription! YES going to check those out right now!

    • Right?! I love the idea. Especially because then I have a new book to look forward to!

  • I’ve always been curious about what a book club would be like! These look like great options!

  • Abi

    I’ve started a few book clubs! Mainly because I love reading and getting to hang out with friends. Currently we do a book club / wine club. Each month we meet at someone’s house and have a ‘wine of the month’ – everyone brings that kind + a snack. It’s a fun night!

    I love all the suggestions of book clubs! I love seeing what books other people are reading!

    • That’s sounds like such a fun way to get together. My book club here ended up with books & brunch. Such a fun way to spend time together!

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