Book Clubs to Join in 2014

January 7, 2014 — 4 Comments
Are you looking for some motivation to read this year? Joining a book club could be a great way to stay motivated.
You could always find a book club in your area. Check out your local library and see if they have any tips. Of course, it might be fun to start your own with your own friends and acquaintances. Book people are fun people after all.
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If you need book recommendations, or if you want to join an online book challenge, here are some great resources for you:
Jessica Fisher’s Booking It: Jessica Fisher at Life as Mom shares the books she reads for the month along with two other bloggers who love reading. This is less of a book club and more for a place for book recommendations. If you have a blog, you can link up a post, but if you aren’t a blogger, you can share book ideas and thoughts with each other in the comments.
Crystal Paine’s Personal Book Lists:¬†Crystal Paine reads constantly, and she plans what she wants to read each month. You can follow her posts to get some good recommendations. She always has great non-fiction and spiritual recommendations.
Gidget Goes Home: Motherhood and Jane Austen Book Club: The members of this book club will read through the entire Jane canon over the course of a year and through the lens of motherhood. You can join the Facebook group for discussions and participate in the Google Hangouts at the end of the month. If you are a fan of Jane, but not a mom, you can still join if you’d like.
My Pretty Pennies: No Commitment Book Blogger Book club: This book club looks pretty fun. You can read the book for the month and write a post or comment about it once a month. There are specific books for ten months and reader’s choice for two. Plus, you don’t have to feel guilty if you miss it.
Quirky Bookworm: The Young Adult Book & Movie Club:¬†Are you a Harry Potter fan looking for an excuse to read the beloved series again? Sure you are! Well, join Jessica Howard’s Young Adult Book to Movie Club, and you can read fun YA books and watch the movies, too (even though we know they are never as good as the book, right?) And, that’s right, 7 of the 12 months are dedicated to Harry Potter!
Jon Acuff’s Empty Shelf Challenge: Jon Acuff emptied one shelf on his home office book shelf, and he’s dedicating the shelf to books he’s reading in 2014. He wants to fill up the shelf by the end of the year. If you need visual and tangible ways to keep track of your books, and you buy all of your books, this is a great challenge. You can also take screen shots of your Kindle or take pictures of library books.
Twitterature: Anne Bogel from Modern Mrs. Darcy has a great monthly link up called Twitterature where the participants recommend books they’ve been reading in 140 characters, just like tweets. It’s a great way to find books to read because you get the gist of the book without taking up much of your time. I get a ton of recommendations there.
Kelly Wiggains: From Literature to Living: I don’t want to leave this post without mentioning my blog. I talk about books all the time around here. Feel free to subscribe to my feed. You can get an email every time a new post publishes.

Are you hosting a book club this year? If so, share what you are reading for the year in the comments.

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4 responses to Book Clubs to Join in 2014

  1. I somehow wound up in a bunch of book clubs this year!! But they overlap quite a bit so I think it’ll all work out great!

    I’m in my regular local monthly book club I run (Broadened Horizons), then I joined the Classics Club (50 classics in 5 yrs) and I’m running an online book club on Mackenzie’s site: Bold Turquoise with her Bold Year Challenge (mothering/housekeeping/family type books- 8-9 books in 12 mo) I also signed up for the Motherhood and Jane Austen book club and Sheila’s classics book club this year (4 classics in 12 mo) on her site The Deliberate Reader.
    Let the fun begin! Right?!! #nosuchthingsastoomanybookclubs

    • Wow! I have to resist the urge, or I get easily overwhelmed with my To Read list. I joined the Motherhood and Jane Austen Club, and I’m probably going to do Quirky Bookworm’s, too.

  2. Oh and I’d like to join Anne for Twitterature but I haven’t got in a blogging grove again since Baby#3 yet. I’d love to keep up with that monthly this year if I can!

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