Book clubs are a miraculous source of information and fun for those that love books. You can find awesome new reads, discuss your thoughts with fellow readers, and perhaps even live a little longer, as studies have recently shown. But with life’s demands, many have trouble finding the time to make it to monthly meetings and still keep up. Luckily, there are a number of online book clubs out there you can join instead. Online options allow you to read and join the discussions in your spare time, without even needing to put pants on or leave the house! What are you waiting for?!
Bustle.com, a website known for producing truly awesome articles ranging from celebrity gossip, to lifestyle advice and books, now has their very own book club! Simply head to their Goodreads page to see the book selection for the month, join the group, and follow the conversation online.
If you’re looking for a book club where you can meet some new, awesome people that share your love of books, my-bookclub.com allows readers to create or join a book club, converse on novels long after you’ve finished the book, organize special events and real-world gatherings, and not spend a cent in the process.
While this club does require a paid membership to access certain titles, the perks are well worth the price. Not only do members have access to recommended titles and multiple book discussion guides, the site also distributes a range of author interviews and advice. Don’t have a lot of extra cash around? No problem. Much of the information is available without registration as well.
Emma Watson began Our Shared Shelf, a feminist book club, earlier this year in order to promote feminist literature as a part of her work with UN Women. The group, which can be joined through Goodreads, already boasts over 100,000 members. Simply read the chosen book in your spare time and participate in the discussion forum during the last week of the month.
An internet community for book lovers for over 10 years, onlinebookclub.org is a free site with a massive community of active members from around the globe. With exclusive and original book reviews conducted by the site’s professional review team, a free web app called Bookshelf that allows you to store, track, and share your reads, and reading forums allowing you to discuss any book you want at any time, what more could you need?
What’s your favorite online book club? Would you be willing to join one?
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