August 18, 2022

Read more in 2020: 5 book clubs to join in Athens | Arts & Culture

It’s one thing to set a goal to read more in the new year, but it’s another to start. If you’re not sure where to start, don’t worry – The Red & Black has compiled a list of free book clubs available to Athens residents looking to get a head start on their reading-related resolutions. .

African American Authors Book Club

The Athens-Clarke County Library offers several monthly book clubs, one of which highlights African American authors and their writings. The book club will meet to discuss Tayari Jones’ “An American Wedding” on January 14.


Millennials Bookends at The Rook & Pawn

Athens-Clarke County Library is partnering with The Rook & Pawn to launch a book club for millennials. Readers have the choice of reading one, two or three books centered on a monthly theme. The group will meet to discuss “The Illuminae Files” by Amie Kaufman, “House of Leaves” by Mark Z. Danielsewski and “The Raw Shark Texts” by Steven Hall – novels related to the theme “Experimental Fiction” – on the 23rd January. .


Criminal Binds Book Club

Avid Bookshop offers a monthly book club devoted to reading both true crimes and mysteries. Avid encourages participants to purchase the book from the store itself. The group will meet to discuss “The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle” by Stuart Turton on February 2.


Professional Development Book Club

The University of Georgia Department of Training and Development offers a journal club meeting offered to UGA faculty and staff once per semester. The group will meet to discuss Melinda Gates’ “The Moment of Lift” on February 14.


YA for Not-So-YAs Book Club

For adult readers who miss reading young adult novels, Avid Bookshop offers a book club that discusses new hardcover and paperback young adult books. The band will reunite to discuss AM Strickland’s “Beyond the Black Door” on February 9.