June 26, 2022

Online Book Clubs – What to Read with a Book Club

If social distancing makes you miss humans (ditto), may I suggest an online book club? Grab a glass of wine, snuggle up with a good book, then head to Zoom or Instagram Live to chat with other book lovers, friends, authors, and even celebrities. Book clubs are back and popping up everywhere like little virtual fires (sorry, I had to!). Here are the 10 you can join that will make your time in isolation so much better.

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girls’ book club

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The Girly Book Club is one of the world’s largest book clubs with chapters around the world and over 100,000 members. A simple way to meet new friends and connect through books, The Girly Book Club offers a range of member-voted book selections and is an inspiring outlet for women with a passion for books. Follow us and join @GirlyBookClub.

Enlightened rebel women

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Rebel Women Lit focuses its monthly book picks on the stories of Black and queer women and people. Creating space for diverse writers, this virtual book club encourages its participants to read books that look at our world through a critical lens and highlight what it means to be human. A safe space for women, non-binary, and genderqueer readers, it hosts both in-person (safely!) and virtual get-togethers for its female attendees as well as a podcast where they chat with their featured authors. Follow us and join @RebelWomenLit.

Reese’s Book Club

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Reese Witherspoon, founder of Hello Sunshine and queen of book-to-screen adaptations, and her book club continue to be must-visits for those who love realistic female characters. Maybe you recently binged Hulu’s Ifew lights everywhere, a former choice that Witherspoon helped bring to the screen? Follow us and join @ReesesBookClub.

BookSparks Summer Reading Challenge

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Every summer, BookSparks hosts a virtual summer reading challenge, giving readers the chance to bond on the best beach reads coming out from May through August. This year features over 30 highly anticipated summer releases, including this year’s sex and vanity (the last book of boobies rich asian author Kevin Kwan) and Jennifer Weiner great summer. Follow and join @BookSparks with the hashtag #SRC2020.

Once upon a time there was a book club

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Once Upon a Book Club takes a unique approach to its book club by offering a monthly subscription box that brings its featured books to life. In addition to the monthly reading choice, this subscription box gives readers freebies to open as they read. The gifts bring the books to life and relate to what happens in the book. Once you’ve completed the featured book of the month, you can chat with other book club members in a private Facebook group. Follow and join @OnceUponABookClubBox.

Black Girls With Magic And Books

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Beloved young adult author Dhonielle Clayton recently launched a new (in the age of COVID-19) digital book club celebrating science fiction, fantasy and speculative work by black women and non-binary creators. Black Girls With Magic & Books promises readers a safe space to discuss the monthly book selection as well as the art of writing. Clayton’s mission with this new community is to encourage both readers and writers. Follow and join @BlackGirlsWithMagicBooks.

Read with Jenna

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TodayJenna Bush Hager runs a wildly popular book club that sends her picks straight to the New York Times‘ list of bestsellers. She often opts for contemporary and intrigue-laden choices like Lily King’s. Writers and loversall of which are perfect for getting lost. Follow @ReadWithJenna.

Spivey’s Book Club

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Old The single person competitor Ashley Spivey has launched a brand new book club on Instagram. With new book picks every month and tons of Instagram Lives with authors, Spivey’s team has placed special emphasis on sharing several recent authors whose book tours have been canceled due to the coronavirus. Spivey is quickly becoming a fairy-book mother on social media. And yes, she still tweets her opinions on The single person. Follow us and join @SpiveysBookClub.

Kaia Gerber

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Recently, Kaia Gerber started her own IG book club, shouting out Sally Rooney normal people. (The TV adaptation is coming to Hulu this month.) Gerber hosts chats to discuss reading on IG Live. Follow @KaiaGerber.

Belletrist

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Belletrist by Emma Roberts has been around since 2017 and consistently chooses trending reads written by women. Recently, as readers began to social distance, he began rolling out virtual book tours in the form of recorded interviews with authors. Follow @Belletrist.

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