With thousands of new titles released pretty much every day, it can sometimes be hard to sift through the endless covers to find a book that you actually want to read. Book clubs can be a great way to help with this decision fatigue, as they give you a single (or few) book(s) to read each month, and also provide a community in which you can discuss the books’ themes, characters, and your overall takeaway from the story. Below are a few of our favourites that you should definitely look into signing up for.
- Girls Night In
We’re huge fans of Girls Night In, a weekly Friday night newsletter that promotes all things self-care and friendship. Their book club will also be appealing to you if you love self-development – this month’s picks were the ‘Dinner in French’ cookbook and ‘Big Friendship’ by Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman. You’ll be able to discuss all things literature through their new membership platform The Lounge, letting you connect with other self-care loving, novel reading, cookbook buying individuals.
2. Oprah’s Book Club
If Oprah likes it, then chances are we will too. The queen of talk shows, podcasts, and media in general also has a flair for picking amazing books. Dating all the way back to her ’90s talk show days, her monthly book club has evolved from on-air selections to online picks shared to her community via her site, magazine and socials. Previous choices for her book club have included ‘The Sun Does Shine’ by former death row inmate Anthony Ray Hinton, and ‘Olive, Again’ by Pulitzer-prize winning Elizabeth Strout.
Another celebrity book club we love is Belletrist, the book baby of actress Emma Roberts (who is having a real baby soon) and Karah Preiss. A platform that “celebrates good books and the people that read them”, Belletrist recommends a book for you to read each month and boasts a quarter of a million strong community on its Instagram where it hosts author interviews, recipes and more.