June 26, 2022

Best Online Book Clubs: 15 Online Clubs to Join in 2020

You want to join a book club but don’t have time to commit to actual meetings. Or maybe you just prefer to chat about books in the comfort of your own home? Here are the 15 best online book clubs to join right now. Enjoy!

The 15 Best Online Book Clubs to Join in 2020

Book Riot Insiders Epic Quarterly Read

Book Riot’s Epic Quarterly Read for Insiders is one of the best online book clubs starting in 2020. Here’s how it works. Each quarter, Book Riot Insiders will vote for a book that will satisfy a Book Riot Read Harder 2020 task. Afterwards, everyone will read together, with page goals, discussion questions, and food for thought provided by the discussion leader this quarter from Book Riot staff. Finally, on the second Saturday of the last month of the term, there will be a video chat about the book.

Epic Quarterly Read has just started this quarter, so now is the perfect time to join us!

FabFitFun Book Club

Here’s another brand new book club to get you excited. If you are already a member of the FabFitFun community, it is quite easy to join. FabFitFun is a quarterly subscription box that offers a lot of really amazing freebies, and now you can add the book club pick of the quarter to your box, if you want. Then simply head over to the book club page to join the discussion. The club will include discussion forums, recordings as you read, and a discussion with the author herself.

Andrew Luck Book Club

Do you love football and reading and want a book club that merges your two interests? Look no further than the Andrew Luck Book Club. Andrew Luck is an NFL quarterback and he also likes to read. So much so that he created this club. There are two book club options here. The Rookie Book is a children’s book, and the Veteran Book is, you guessed it, an adult book. And even if you don’t know who Andrew Luck is or don’t care about football, this club is still for you. The books are not related to football.

Here’s how it works. Each month, Andrew Luck will recommend two books (one adult book and one children’s book). During football season, Luck says he may even have “surprise” hosts to help with book selections. Share your thoughts on the book with the #ALBookClub hashtag and listen to the podcast to hear Luck’s thoughts on the book, interviews with the authors and more.

Poppy loves book club

The great thing about this online book club is that you also have the option to take it IRL. Poppy Loves Book Club offers the opportunity to join or start a local book club or simply participate online. This is a book club specifically for women featuring female authors.

Their mission statement is: “Poppy Loves Book Club is a celebration of women that gets bigger and better every day… It’s your gang. It’s your brotherhood. And it’s incredibly wonderful. It sounds good ? Check them!

Our shared shelf

Our Shared Shelf was originally created by actress Emma Watson as part of her work with UN Women. The mission was to read as many books on feminism and equality as possible. Now, Emma Watson’s team no longer manages the Goodreads group. However, the group remains open so members can continue to run the book club on their own. The ongoing discussion about books and feminism in general still takes place in the Goodreads group. So it’s always a community of books happening and really worth discovering!

The Rumpus Book Club

The Rumpus Book Club is a book club and subscription service all in one, which I think is pretty nifty. Here’s how it works. Every month you pay $29 and in exchange you get a brand new book that hasn’t been released yet. The book club discusses the book throughout the month while you read it. Then, at the end of the month, there is an exclusive moderated chat with the author of the book.

The Rumpus also has a poetry book club which operates in a similar way. The best part? You can join both book clubs for a discounted price of $50/month.

The History Reading Club

This book club is exactly what it sounds like. And if you are looking for a community of history buffs who also love to read, then this is the best online book club for you. There are so many discussions going on, including monthly books to read and general history discussions. Join us to be part of one of the largest Goodreads communities.

New adult book club

Speaking of great great Goodreads communities, here’s another one worth joining. This online book club focuses on new adult books. If you’re new to the New Adult genre, think Young Adult but with more mature themes. The community offers monthly group readings, challenges, opportunities to chat with authors, and more.

Goodreads Choice Awards Book Club

Here’s another great Goodreads community, and this one bills itself as the official unofficial Goodreads Choice Awards book club. Throughout the year, this book club reads Goodreads Choice Award winners in several categories. So if you’re looking to read a good variety of highly rated books and discuss them with others, this is the book club for you.

Girls night out at the book club

Girls’ Night In is a project that aims to promote mental health awareness and self-care practices for women. The book club is one of the many things they do, and while they host in-person meetups across the country, you can also participate online using the #GNIReads hashtag. This book club focuses on curating books written by women and non-binary authors.

Mrs. Darcy’s Modern Book Club

This is another book club that requires a monthly subscription, but it has lots of exclusive content. Sign up to get access to exclusive author interviews, community discussions, and even courses. Courses cover a wide range of reader-related topics, such as writing better book reviews, journaling techniques, requesting copies of books for advanced readers, and much more. If you’re looking to enrich all aspects of your reading life, the Modern Mrs. Darcy Book Club wants to help you do just that.

The Reddit Book Club

With over 80,000 members, the Reddit Book Club is the place to be if you want a large and active community. Each month, members vote for their next read and then discuss the book via discussion threads. Discussions remain open so you can also go back and discuss previous book picks.

The benefits of being addicted to books

This is another Goodreads community that offers up to two monthly reads every month. A book is based on a topic voted on by members. The community also includes reading challenges, author feeds, giveaways, and blogs.

Reblog Book Club

Do you like Tumblr? So why not make it your hub for your online book club community? Every month, this Tumblr book club announces its book and reading schedule. To be part of the discussion, simply post to your own Tumblr blog using the #ReblogBookClub hashtag. The Reblog Book Club will then reblog it in the main conversation. And because Tumblr is about multi-genre blog posts, feel free to discuss the book any way you like. Some suggestions: a written review, fan art, gifs, poems, letters. Reblog Book Club even encourages you to post your nail art.

The Book Club for Procrastinators

One last Goodreads book club to complete the list! This one is about finally moving on to that book or series that you’ve always wanted to read but haven’t had time to read yet. Join your fellow reading procrastinators here for group readings, games, challenges and more.


For more book club recommendations, check out this list of 5 Goodreads book clubs. Happy book clubbing!