Are you wanting to chat to some like-minded individuals (virtually of course) about books? Of course you are, why wouldn’t you!? We’ve rounded up some great book clubs, based right here in Edinburgh as well as worldwide.
🔹 Edinburgh Science Fiction Book Group Reading all things sci-fi, fantasy, magic realism, literary SF, classics and graphic novels, this book club are currently meeting online via Zoom. Their pick for February is Plum Rains by Andromeda Romano-Lax.
🔹 Bonanza Non-Fiction Book Club A small, Edinburgh-based group who meet to discuss everything non-fiction! Art, biographies, memoirs, psychology, ecology, politics, science, history, philosophy…you name it. They meet regularly and have some online events scheduled for this month!
🔹 Rare Birds Book Club A subscription service that delivers the best of female-authored fiction to your door monthly. Once you’ve turned that last page, an online community awaits for you to talk it out.
🔹 OKHA A celebration of Black authors, with the next few months books picked out and on their Instagram page. Meeting the last Friday of every month, this months pick is British writer Jay Bernard’s poetry collection, SURGE.
🔹 The Virtual Book Channel A literary community virtually hosts the type of programming that would ordinarily take place in bookstores, providing a platform for writers to amplify their voices and reach their readers.
This is only just scratching the surface and a quick Google will reveal so many more amazing book clubs for you to get in on the action. When we’re able to, check out your local library to see if they have anything going on. Celebs are also in on the book club game. Check out Oprah’s, Reese Witherspoon’s and Emma Roberts’ clubs for more!