Reading more often is a goal that many of us have. Though you’ve likely had more time than ever to put a dent in your current novel, you might be missing the connection a great book can provide in the real world – and, understandably so. With social distancing mandates still in full effect, it might be hard for you to link up with fellow book lovers face-to-face.
Luckily, there is a modern-day solution to this problem: joining an online book club. Online book clubs give you all the connection of a "real life” club, without the many health-related worries that, these days, often accompany in-person interaction. Interested in getting started? Here are 3 online book clubs we deem worthy of your participation!
Oprah’s Book Club
Want to join what is arguably the queen of all book clubs? Oprah’s Book Club has been going strong since the late 1990s and has tens of thousands of members. Yet, despite its fame, there’s no velvet rope keeping you from joining Oprah’s Book Club. In fact, you can sign up rather easily to join the conversation on Goodreads, after checking out the club’s website, which features videos of Oprah introducing the book every month and speaking to the book’s author about the latest selection.
Perks of Being a Book Addict
If you’re interested in both old and new titles, check out Perks of Being a Book Addict. Unlike many book clubs, which focus solely on modern reads, Perks of Being a Book Addict mixes up their selections with classic titles, so you can enjoy the best of both worlds. Another reason to love this book club? They give members the option between two monthly reads, one of which incorporates a theme voted in by its members. We love a book club that gives its members some say! Join now on Goodreads.
Silent Book Club
Looking for a book club that doesn’t require too much chit-chat? Silent Book Club might be the one for you. Though book clubs are known for being chatty environments, Silent Book Club offers something different for the more introverted reader: a silent haven for quiet community reading. Pre-pandemic, you could join one of Silent Book Club’s 240+ chapters for an evening of companionable reading. Now, the events have moved online, with the same goal in mind. Check out their website for more info.
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