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Book Club Interviews: Archives

Interviews With Book Clubs

In addition to BookBrowse's ongoing book club research projects, from time to time, we inteview individual book groups so as to share their experiences with BookBrowse's wider community of readers.

Each interview has something to inspire whatever your book group interests, such as the books that a group have most enjoyed discussing (and the ones they didn't), ideas that you can borrow to freshen up your own group, or sometimes to provide a complete roadmap for starting a new book club.

If you feel that your book group has something unique to offer, and you would like to tell others about it, please contact us with brief details, and maybe we can feature you in the future.

Writers As Readers (WaR)
Writers As Readers (WaR)
Writers As Readers is an offshoot of In Print, a professional writers’ organization, based in Rockford, IL. They currently have eleven active members, all women, between the ages of 48 and 78, and they are all at different stages of their writing careers.
April 2016
Book Talk II
Book Talk II
Book Talk II is a book group of the Northwest Valley branch of the American Association of University Women. It takes a unique approach by picking genres and categories each month within which each member can pick her own book to read.
January 2016
Kindred Spirits Book Club
Kindred Spirits Book Club
The Kindred Spirits Book Club like to mix it up, alternating genres, trying to guess whose biography each member has read based on clues, and reading paragraphs out loud that they find especially compelling.
December 2015
Cover Girls Book Club
Cover Girls Book Club
Cover Girls was established in August of 2006 in Indianapolis, Indiana and is made up of all women - mostly nurses and one homicide detective!
September 2015
Young Critics Book Club
Young Critics Book Club
In 2008, Kate McClelland of Perrot Memorial Library in Old Greenwich, Connecticut, joined us to discuss the library's "Young Critics" book clubs. In 2015 we checked in with the club to find that it continues to inspire generations of children.
August 2015
PV Chicas Book Group
PV Chicas Book Group
The PV Chicas Book Group is based in Puerto Vallarta, and is made up of women from all over North America who have decided to retire - and read - in Mexico.
June 2015
Rock Canyon Book Group
Rock Canyon Book Group
The Rock Canyon Book Group is based in Provo, Utah, and grew out of the women's organization in their congregation at church. The women began wanting to catch up on classics they had never read, but soon branched out to many other kinds of books.
April 2015
Western Readers Book Group
Western Readers Book Group
An interview with the Western Readers, a group of nine readers who live in West Auckland, New Zealand. Instead of picking a single specific book, the group chooses a genre, topic or author to discuss. They love the freedom this allows them, to explore and follow exactly what interests each of them.
August 2014
@RailBookClub
@RailBookClub
In the UK, a commuter-led book discussion group, @RailBookClub, utilizes Twitter and train station digital screens to bring recommendations to passengers.
May 2014
Pre-Pub Book Club
Pre-Pub Book Club
Librarian Marika Zemke of the Pre-Pub Book Club at Commerce Township Community Library in Michigan shares her unusual model for a book club - one that, among other things, educates its members on how and why books get published.
March 2014

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