Book clubs, especially celebrity book clubs, are all the rage, so if you’re interested in finding your community of fellow book lovers in an online book club, check out this list!
These are the best book clubs to join in 2022 if you’re looking for an online community to join in discussions about thought-provoking books.
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If you’re looking to join a book club this year then I have some great suggestions for you!
What I love about these book clubs is the variety in their book selections.
Their picks may inspire you to read a new genre, a new author, or a different topic than you’ve read before and that is just one of the best things about joining an online book club.
Many of these book clubs are utilizing social media to promote their book selections and to encourage community among their book club members and readers.
For most, it’s relatively easy to participate and “join the club.” Simply follow along with the book club’s social media channels, read along with them or at your own pace and join in the book discussions as you so choose.
What’s glaringly obvious from this list is a need for a romance-specific book club so that is in the works.
If you’re interested in joining one, join my community below so you’ll be the first to know when I launch it!
Celebrity Book Clubs
I have to hand it to celebrities. They’ve used their popularity to bring some amazing books to the attention of readers and have launched many an author’s works onto the bestseller lists!
More and more celebrities are joining the bandwagon of creating book clubs, so check out the celebrity book clubs most popular to join below.
Oprah’s Book Club
Of course, we have to begin with the woman who started it all when it comes to celebrity book clubs and that’s Ms. Oprah Winfrey!
Books selected for the Oprah Book Club during the hay day of The Oprah Winfrey Show became instant bestsellers so it’s a big deal to have your book selected for her book club.
Her original book club, which ran for 15 years, ended in 2011 with the end of The Oprah Winfrey Show.
Oprah however relaunched her book club, Oprah’s Book Club 2.0, in June 2012 as a joint project between OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network and O: The Oprah Magazine.
Unlike her previous book club, Oprah’s Book Club does not select a book every month. Instead, Oprah selects a book every couple of months throughout the year whenever a book interests her.
Previous Picks of the Oprah Book Club:
Reese’s Book Club
Reese Witherspoon’s Book Club started in 2017 and has taken off!
Each month Reese selects a book for Reese’s Book Club with a woman at the center of the story though books cross a variety of genres from women’s fiction and non-fiction to thrillers and romance.
Along with a book selection each month, Reese’s Book Club also offers The Gift Box of Reading Box Sets.
Whether you purchase a special themed box set or a “Create Your Own Box,” the box sets include a book, scarf, candle, cookies, Lavazza coffee, and other goodies.
In addition to Reese’s Book Club, she launched Reese’s Young Adult Book Club in 2020.
Mid-month Reese selects a young adult book featuring women at the center of the story, intended for older teens and adults.
Previous Picks of Reese’s Book Club:
Read With Jenna
The TODAY Show host, Jenna Bush Hager, started the Read With Jenna book club in March 2019.
For her book club, she picks a new book selection every month to discuss with readers. Her mission is simply to connect readers with great books!
Previous Picks of the Read With Jenna Book Club:
Fallon Book Club
Jimmy Fallon started his own book club in the summer of 2018 – Tonight Show Summer Reads. For four summers, he had The Tonight Show viewers vote on which book to read together with one winner selected as the pick of the summer.
For the summer of 2022, he rebranded his book club, Fallon Book Club, in which he now personally picks the summer book selection.
Previous Picks of the Fallon Book Club:
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Belletrist Book Club (Emma Roberts Book Club)
Belletrist is the brainchild of best friends Karah Preiss and Emma Roberts which began in March 2017.
I love how they established this online book club to celebrate great books and the people who read them.
Belletrist is partnering with BookClub to offer exclusive video content, live audio conversations, and behind-the-scenes access to Emma and Karah who talk with the author of the Belletrist monthly book.
In addition to selecting a book of the month, I love how Roberts and Preiss also highlight an independent bookstore to support every month.
Not only do they post about the bookstore, they also include interviews with the store owners and share a promo code that followers can use to shop at the Bookstore of the Month for that month.
Previous Picks of Belletrist Book Club:
Between Two Books (Florence Welch Book Club)
I love how this book club came to be. It all started in 2012 when an Irish teen tweeted Florence Welch with the idea to start her own book club.
While initial members were fans of Florence and the Machine, readers from around the world now make up this online book club, Between Two Books.
Previous Picks of Between Two Books Book Club:
Netflix Book Club with Uzo Aduba
If you love to watch your favorite books become movies then this is the book club for you.
Starting in November 2021 with host Uzo Aduba, the Netflix Book Club discusses books that are adapted from the page to the screen on the streaming platform.
Each month in the social series called, But Have You Read the Book, Aduba talks with the author and cast members of a book being adapted by Netflix, to discuss characters, themes, and the stories brought to life onscreen.
Previous Picks of the Netflix Book Club:
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The Good Morning America Book Club
Good Morning America launched its own book club in October 2019 in response to the success of Jenna Bush Hager’s book club on The TODAY show.
The GMA Book Club makes a new book selection every month to showcase diverse and compelling authors, featuring both fiction and nonfiction works.
Previous Picks of the GMA Book Club:
Goop Book Club
Gwyneth Paltrow’s brainchild, goop, launched its own book club, Goop Book Club, in May 2020 with the intent “to read stories that make us think, that move us, that raise complex questions, that open up important conversations.”
Books are picked monthly (with some changes) with book discussions held virtually and in the Goop Book Club Facebook group.
Previous Picks of the Goop Book Club:
Modern Mrs. Darcy Book Club
Anne Bogel of the Modern Mrs. Darcy blog and the What Should I Read Next? podcast, started The Modern Mrs. Darcy Book Club in 2016.
This book club offers not just book discussions but a whole lot more with its membership including classes, community, and conversation.
Anne typically picks the core title each month as well as complimentary, optional selections.
Book discussions abound in the member community area as well as live book discussions with authors.
Past classes (which you have access to with your membership) have included topics such as how to write a book review and bullet journaling for book lovers.
Other community events have included film watch parties, Meetup small groups, virtual tea parties, and more.
Unlike the other book clubs, however, this book club is a paid membership with a monthly, quarterly, or annual subscription.
Previous Picks of the Modern Mrs. Darcy Book Club:
Walmart Book Club
Superstore Walmart has decided to join in the book club fun with the launch of its own book club – Walmart Book Club. And it’s launched with a romance book!
Five books will be chosen each year for their club with four seasonal picks also selected throughout the year leading up to the Pick of the Year.
Books will focus on adult readers, and are selected from Walmart’s team of book merchants based on “reading trends, relevancy and industry market data – helping to identify exciting titles Walmart customers are sure to love.”
Inaugural Pick of the Walmart Book Club:
The Girlfriend Book Club- AARP
AARP’s newsletter and website for women 40 and older, The Girlfriend, launched its own book club in September 2019 called The Girlfriend Book Club.
This is a private, Facebook-only book club but anyone can join.
Each month, the club focuses on a different book that is chosen through a Facebook poll, with authors participating in a live Facebook chat.
Previous Picks of The Girlfriend Book Club:
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