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Online Book Clubs To Join Now

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While we’re delighted to see lockdown measures being phased out, there are some positives to confinement – one being all the extra reading time. And while the act of reading is a solitary pursuit, the discussion afterwards is equally enriching. Thankfully the world of online book clubs is bigger than ever, offering readers a chance to digitally share thoughts with like-minded literary lovers. Here are the ones to know.

Between Two Books

 

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• REBIRTH • Lola Olufemi @lowlamichelle is a black British writer whose new book ‘Feminism Interrupted: Disrupting Power’ calls for us to return feminism to its radical roots. Lola writes about the power of feminist imagination and how the fight for gendered liberation must be one that tackles structural injustice and violence. At a time when system flaws and our differing vulnerabilities are being exposed, we need her critique of the world as it is more than ever, but also her vision for another possible world that we can build together. We’ll be hosting Lola for an Instagram story takeover this Saturday, 11th April! 📝

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Florence Welch of Florence and the Machine launched her online book club back in 2012. Since then she’s been giving read recommendations every few months, followed by a big chat on Facebook, with opportunities for group members to email in topics they’d like to be discussed. Between Two Books is recommending one book a day with different themes each week – this week it’s Rebirth – as well as hosting author Q&As.

Annoushka Book Club

Annoushka Ducas, the founder and designer of fine jewellery label Annoushka, has launched a virtual book club in collaboration with Penguin Books. This will feature three novels by female authors, selected by keen reader Ducas, with discussions taking place live on Annoushka’s Instagram page.

Poppy Loves Book Club

Book lovers from all over the world come together to join group discussions with Poppy Loves Book Club, started by London-based influencer Poppy Loves. Books are recommended each month, and discussions take place on Facebook on the last Wednesday of each month – often with the author joining in. July’s book is The Salt Path by Raynor Winn.

Reese’s Book Club

 

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Dressed the part. 🐆 #Untamed is available for instant download when purchased as an eBook. #ReadWithReese⁠ ⁠ 📸: @amillennialreader

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Join a casual 1.5 million-strong community of readers by getting involved with Reese Witherspoon’s online book club, with each recommendation featuring a woman as its lead. Bookworm (and of course world-famous actress) Reese picks a new book each month, encouraging open discussion in the comments – this month it’s crime thriller The Guest List by Lucy Foley.

Rebel Book Club

 

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This may just be the time when a lot more books are devoured.⁣ ⁣ When those bed-side stacks finally get tackled.

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Founders Ben Keene and Ben Saul-Garner set up Rebel Book Club in 2015 after noticing a gap in the market for non-fiction focused book clubs. Five years on it’s grown to become a worldwide community, with a new book recommended each month based on current trends and member suggestions. This month it’s Rise Up by Stormzy.

Belletrist

 

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APRIL BOOK ✨ Writers & Lovers by @lilybooks [pick it up from indie bookstore of the month @boulderbookstore via the link in our profile!]

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Belletrist offers new book recommendations each month, chosen by none other than Emma Roberts and Karah Preiss. The library includes Lisa Taddeo’s Three Women, Molly Dektar’s The Ash Family, and this month’s choice: The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett.

Beth’s Book Club

This Instagram feed is one of the prettiest around – but it’s certainly not all style over substance. Run by Beth Sandland, Beth’s Book Club holds monthly meetings via Facebook to discuss the chosen book. It’s all online, so anyone can join from anywhere in the world – the only rule being: ‘you do actually have to read the book, this is not GCSE English’.

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