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If one of your New Year’s Resolutions was to read more—or even if it wasn’t—we’ve got you covered. There’s no time like the present to pick up a new book, but oftentimes we’re not sure where to begin. To help out with that, we’ve selected six online book clubs to kickstart your reading habit.
Staying in has never sounded so good! This online book club is all about “community care” and we are here for it. Covering a broad spectrum of both topics and perspectives, Girls’ Night In focuses on friendship, mental health and caring for yourself in a way that empowers you to care equally for others.
They describe themselves as a “global sorority,” and with more than 100,000 members in over 120 cities worldwide, the GBC has earned that title. Every chapter reads the same book at the same time and members can interact on social media or through the website. Girly Book Club not only brings diverse women together to connect with books, but also builds friendships along the way.
Olivia believes books are gifts that you can always reopen, and we couldn’t agree more! Her book club is perfect for those who really want to read but just can’t seem to find the time. With only six books a year, with two months to read one book, many find that this subtle approach is a great way to start.
This book club is just like it sounds and joining it is one thing that you should not put off! Most readers can relate to having that one book that just sits on the shelf collecting dust; you’ve always wanted to read it, but never made it a priority. If that’s the case, don’t hesitate one more minute in joining this group for motivation to start turning the pages today.
Mocha Girls Read was created by Black women who love to read and wanted to meet other ladies who shared the same enthusiasm for books. This eclectic group of females take pride in offering diverse selections and refuses to create limitations regarding race or gender. Their goals are to encourage, inspire, and of course to read more!
Most book clubs have scheduled “homework,” and if you don’t finish on time, that feeling of failing at the assignment starts to lurk overhead and suddenly, reading doesn’t seem fun anymore. For that reason, Silent Book Club was born; instead of having specific books selected, readers pick their own and then meet virtually to discuss. It creates a great way to share what you’re reading without the added pressure of finishing it on a timeline.