Instagram has become our happy place – a space where confidence grows in creativity, where we discover and find inspiration and explore community through our passions. And as a reader, if you haven’t taken your love for books to the next level with this social platform, you’re missing out! With glorious photos, author chats, giveaways and in-depth discussion with fellow bookish accounts, it might just become your new favorite way to share. These are our favorite Instagram book clubs.
Lily Lit Club is a standout as they focus solely on women’s stories. Birthed by the women behind The Lily, the first U.S. newspaper ran by women and an extension of The Washington Post, this book club is impactful and an important one for women of all ages. With a stunning Instagram feed and diverse monthly picks, Lily Lit Club is one that deserves major attention.
This ambitious group of readers is warm and enthusiastic, dedicated to in-depth discussion around their monthly reads. Their April pick is White Houses by Amy Bloom, with chats hosted by the one and only @megwolitzer. Don’t miss their giveaways on Wednesdays!
Subscribers of the Once Upon a Book Club box receive the featured fiction book plus individually wrapped gifts with page numbers from the book (not meant to be opened until you reach the given page) and can follow along with discussion questions on Instagram.
Celebrating diverse literature and sisterhood, the Rebel Women Lit Book Club is a great place to connect with like-minded readers. With diverse titles, big insight and plenty of fun giveaways.
Barnes & Noble Book Club
The Barnes & Noble Book Club has just begun, and is kicking off with its first pick, The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer. Book lovers who officially sign up on the Facebook page will find exclusive content from bestselling authors and lots of special in-store promotions as they follow along on Instagram.
Salt Water Reads is the official Instahome of the Southern Coastal Book Club, curated by @kourtneysbookshelf and @prose_and_palate. Members of this book club are active, enthusiastic and full of contributions to the book discussions.
The Novel Connection Book Club is a great space for readers and authors to connect. Members are highly interactive and creators @thenovellife and @mynovelopinion keep the fun flowing with lots of surprises along the way. Blog posts tie into the discussion, offering more ways for readers to explore.
Read along with Book Club Central members or use it as a resource for your own book group. Honorary Chair Sarah Jessica Parker shares her picks and followers enjoy discussion questions, author chats, giveaways and more. The club is currently reading Anatomy of a Miracle by Jonathan Miles.
While this one may not qualify as an official book club, it’s certainly one to watch… with striking photography and loads of quirky titles, you’ll get lost in the comments from followers as they thoughtfully discuss everything from the titles to the book concepts, authors, reading culture and more. The Cruel Prince by Holly Black is their current read.