(The Triangle Trend) — Looking for a group to read and discuss with? Here are the biggest book clubs around the Triangle, with meetups both in-person and online.
“Let’s be reasonable and add an eighth day to the week that is devoted exclusively to reading.”– Lena Dunham
“If you’re a fan of Brain Pickings (http://www.brainpickings.org/)—or you just enjoy reading books about creativity, psychology, spirituality, design, and art—this is the book club for you.” Once a month, this group discusses a select literary work by a mentioned author on Brain Pickings. They enjoy openly talking about life’s beautiful and not-so-beautiful moments, as well as raw emotions that we all experience.
True to its name, this virtual public group is for readers looking to discuss published works books by authors of color, especially women of color, with other passionate readers.
A book club for women from ages 30 to 59 that collaborate every month, usually on the third Tuesday, to discuss a large variety of novels.
The CAM Bookheads have a very straight-to-the-point intention. Choose a work, read said work, and then discuss in a group setting. All meetings are being held on Zoom until further notice, and everyone is encouraged to share their thoughts on the book of the month. The books are random, so don’t worry about being restricted to one genre or writer.
This club’s focus is on Amazon’s list of “100 Books to Read in a Lifetime.” Similar to other clubs, a book is chosen each month, and then members meet virtually to chew over its meaning together. Their primary mission is to create “well-rounded discussions that celebrate the members’ appreciation for literature.” Expect a variety in genre and time period, as books aren’t chosen by any specific criteria…other than being a great read.
This group is an offshoot of the larger “ATB Social Groups of the Triangle” and combines book lovers with lovers of film. ATB Book club chooses a book of the month, and all virtual discussion is carried out in their Facebook group.
This group is solely dedicated to literary works in the romance genre. They focus on a certain theme each month before expanding to book suggestions from members– including those they’ve already read and/or would like to read.
This club attempts to take you on a journey through wonderland by making you explore titles you wouldn’t traditionally think of. They accept readers of all types and make a very welcoming micro-community of book lovers.
As their name suggests, this is “a casual and friendly book club that meets monthly at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill.” They focus on all kinds of works, with novels being voted and chosen through online polls. They’re happy to accommodate member book recommendations as well, so don’t be shy. Flyleaf Books also offers 20% off the books chosen for their discussions!
As their club name suggests, this is a “group of Chicks who like reading the next big thing and aren’t afraid to mix it up.” Their intention is for gals of all backgrounds to have a space exclusively dedicated to sharing thoughts, impressions, and more on novels they’ve read.
This club discusses Durham County Library’s Graphic Books each month. Different from most other clubs, members are allowed to read different books as long as they fall into the book theme or plot type of the month.
Bull City readers from age 21 to 40 are welcome to get in on the action happening within genteXt. Talk about “cutting edge” works and throw back a pint simultaneously with this one-of-a-kind group. Sponsored by Durham County Library and hosted by two librarians, you’re sure to have a great time.