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Top 5 Online Book Clubs

2 Comments 17 January 2011


If only our lives were less busy, we may actually have time to keep up with book club meetings or simply the book. Thanks to all of  this technology at our fingertips there is a way - online book clubs. I have done some research on some of the easiest clubs available, so you can enjoy what you want to read when you want to read it and still be able to discuss it with intelligent people, who actually know what you are talking about. Don’t let your hectic life keep you from having a reason to immerse yourself in that book you’ve been dying to read. Instead let’s use the resources we’ve been given.

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1 - Shelfari

Based in Seattle, shelfari.com allows you to share your books with the world. By building your custom bookshelf you can display what you are reading, what you’ve read, and what you want to read. You can also research the books your friends like and discuss online or write your own reviews. Shelfari prides itself on being able to connect readers and give you new ideas for your ever-expanding library.

2 - Goodreads

This great find is one of the largest online. After setting up a profile you can compare books with others, recommend books, and form your own customized book club within the site. With over 4,300,000 members you are sure to find those with similar tastes. Goodreads wants to get people excited about reading again.

3 - Real Simple No-Obligation Book Club

The popular “easy meets fabulous” magazine now offers an online book club on their website. Every month a Real Simple Editor chooses four books and you get to vote for the one you want to read for that month. Once the book is selected, the Editor leads an online discussion for readers to follow and participate at their leisure.

4 - Dear Reader

The Dear Reader online book club was founded by Suzanne Beecher, author of Muffins & Mayhem. Beecher offers a very personal experience. To participate you email her the genre of book you tend to be most interested in, she then sends back an excerpt from a book she has handpicked for you. It is your choice whether or not to buy the book and continue reading. Beecher also offers chances to win special prizes and helps you find other book clubs in your area.

5 - Online Book Club.org

This self-explanatory site offers very detailed forums for discussion, whether it be general, reviews, overview of the author, etc. it offers many ways to get involved and chat with people who are interested in the same topics you are. With the online book club you get to choose your book and find the forum that best fits your needs.

We shouldn’t have to give up what we enjoy to keep up with the daily grind. These online book clubs help us to enjoy life at our convenience. Feel free to comment here with any online book clubs you think should be noted or that you love and want to see get some recognition.

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  1. ryan johnson says:

    This is very informative and fresh. Good writing!


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