Looking for ways to read more in the new year? Or maybe looking to find companionship with people who like reading the same way you do, but still hesitant to venture out into the world? The Library’s got you covered! Join a virtual book club! We have clubs hosted out of a library near you, or you can jump into one of our theme-specific book clubs that are open to all. Not sure about joining in for monthly meetings? We’ve got ideas for that, too.
Keep reading to see the various ways you can read with the library this year!
Join a general book club
Before the pandemic, many libraries held book clubs for their local customers. Some have transitioned to doing their clubs online, and you can hop into a book club from your home!
The Northwest Readers Book Club is based out of the Nanini Library, and reads fiction and nonfiction for adults. They’ve announced their books for the next six months, and meet on the third Thursday of every month from 2-3pm.
Join a topical book club
Looking for a mystery focused group? The Sonoran Sleuths Mystery Book Club meets on the fourth Wednesday of every month at 11am. They discuss crime novels of all kinds, including true crime, thrillers, and a good old-fashioned mystery.
If you’re looking to read more books by Black authors, focused on both fiction and nonfiction centering the lives of Black people in the US and across the Diaspora, the Read Black Book Club is the place for you. They meet every fourth Saturday from 1-3pm. All are welcome.
join Rainbow Reads Book Club! Alternating between a facilitated book group discussion and a round-robin style book chat, Rainbow Reads meets every third Sunday at 1pm. Similarly, should you seek to read more books by authors who are part of the LGBTQ+ community, and who write books in all genres, mediums, and categories about LGBTQ+ people,
Or maybe you’d like to read books about gardening, farming, the environment, and other nature-based topics? The Seeds for Thought Book Club, run by members of our Seed Library team, meets quarterly on Thursdays from 2:30-4pm.
Take on a challenge with the library’s help
Not into following along with a book club’s restrictive book lists? You can still do some asynchronous group reading, like joining us in participating in the Book Riot Read Harder challenge. See recommendations on our Read Harder page and keep an eye out for new lists offering possible books to read in each of the topics.
Attend a virtual author talk
While we don’t have any set author events for 2022 yet, we’re planning some great things this year! Keep an eye on the events calendar for what’s happening this year, and you can always check out recordings of past events, like the 2020 LGBTQ+ author talk with Robin Talley.
There are lots of ways to find bookish community at the library, whether you’d rather chat with other readers or find reading recommendations on your own time. Not sure if you’re ready to commit? Register for one that sounds interesting, read the book (or at least try), and bring your thoughts!
We’ll see you at a book gathering sometime soon!