The restrictions may have been lifted for a while now, but the online book club community is still going strong. The online book club is the perfect antidote for those who are short on time, or perhaps just prefer to curl up and read in a corner of the house.
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Ladies Enlightened Squad
The all-female book club, Ladies Lit Squad, is all about sharing readings from women and authors of color. This year, the community launched a reading challenge, #LLSBooksin21, to read 21 books in the year. It’s a warm and welcoming community that gives incentives to read, so you can engage as much as you have time.
between two books
Florence Welch of Florence and the Machine started her online book club, Between Two Books, in 2012. Since then, she’s been giving book recommendations every few months, followed by a great Facebook discussion, with opportunities for group members to send e-mails about topics they would like to be discussed. You’ll find a range of book recommendations (currently reading: Her body and other parties by Carmen Maria Machado) as well as excerpts from books and questions and answers from authors.
Reese’s Book Club
Join a community of 1.9 million casual readers by getting involved in Reese Witherspoon’s online book club, with each recommendation featuring a leading woman. Bookworm (and of course world famous actress) Reese chooses a new book every month, encouraging open discussion in the comments – this month is The Christie Affair by Nina de Gramont.
rebel book club
Founders Ben Keene and Ben Saul-Garner started Rebel Book Club in 2015 after noticing a gap in the nonfiction-focused book club market. Five years later, it has grown into a global community, with a new book recommended every month based on current trends and member suggestions.
Belletrist offers new book recommendations every month, chosen by none other than Emma Roberts and Karah Preiss. The library includes the books of Lisa Taddeo three womenMolly Dektar’s The family of ashesand The city of arsonists by Hala Aliyan.
Beth’s book club
This Instagram feed is one of the most beautiful around, but it’s certainly not style that trumps substance. Led by Beth Sandland, Beth’s Book Club holds monthly meetings via Facebook to discuss the chosen book. It’s all online so anyone can register from anywhere in the world – the only rule being: ‘you have to actually read the book, it’s not GCSE English’.
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