Book Club Resources

Here is an ever-changing list of popular book club blogs, websites with discussion questions for popular books, and a variety of links of interest.

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Book Club Blogs and Websites:

Book Club Girl – Great blog about fiction and non-fiction books that are appropriate for book clubs, by a person in the publishing industry.

The Booklist Reader – Book Clubs – Blog from Booklist with tips and suggestions on running a book club, as well as occasional reviews.

She Reads – Blog written by three women that features one book club selection a month. Posts also discuss recommended reads and includes a network of book bloggers. Also includes interesting additions like recipes for book club meetings.

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Book Reviews:

Boston Globe Books – Book coverage from the Boston Globe. Five free articles a month for free; more available with subscription.

Los Angeles Times Book Reviews – Book reviews from the Los Angeles Times. Most content free without subscription.

New York Times Sunday Book Review – One of the most influential newspaper book review sections. Only ten articles free per month from The New York Times.

NPR Books – Book reviews from NPR. Content free without subscription.

Wall Street Journal Book Reviews – Book reviews from the Wall Street Journal. Previews accessible, but subscription needed for most content.

Washington Post Books – Book reviews from the Washington Post. Most content available without subscription.

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Famous Book Clubs:

Mark Zuckerburg’s A Year of Books – The founder of Facebook has dubbed 2015 A Year of Books. Discussion takes place on Facebook, of course.

Oprah’s Book Club – Arguably the most influential book club in existence!

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Resources for Book Club discussions:

Book Browse – An online magazine for book lovers, with loads of suggestions of books for book clubs as well as interviews, reviews and readalikes. There is a charge for premium content but much of it is free to browse.

LitLovers – Robust database of reading guides and discussion questions for most books that would be considered for book clubs. Suggestions on how to start your own book club. Lists of popular book club books.

Reading Group Guides – Includes lists of most popular reading guide requests, and reading guides can be broken down into subject and genre. Also includes information on starting your own book club.

 

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