There’s no greater way to beat the autumn chill than by sipping a mug of cider and curling up with a good book?but It’s a joy That’s even better shared. Book clubs are increasing in popularity, and It’s no surprise; talking about that thrilling novel (or terrible one) creates a certain psychological bond, something often lacking in today’s fast-paced, blink-and-you’ll-miss-it world. Since October is National Reading Group Month, now’s the ideal time to find a book club ?home??or to start one yourself.
Goodreads is the go-to site for bookworms. Users can set up their ?bookshelves? to show what they’re currently reading, what they’ve read, and what’s on their to-read list. They can also see what their friends are reading, and read reviews by other users. Plus, Goodreads facilitates a good selection of online book clubs that are centred on geography, genre/literary preferences, or personal background and interests.
If you want to start your own book club, enhance your current club’s discussion, or simply immerse yourself in literary knowledge, visit LitLovers. The website, which is ?dedicated to books and book clubs?because both enrich our lives,? contains book guides with synopses and discussion questions. Book guides cover both popular novels and literary classics. LitLovers also offers resources for those interested in starting up their own book groups, and recipes for literary-gourmet crossover clubs.
Anyone interested in reading groups or literature in general will enjoy the books, news, and tips featured in this lively blog. Book Club Girl also hosts an online radio show, Book Club Girl on Air, which features author interviews.