Book Club

Bookclubs around the world

Want to discuss books but can’t always spare the time for a face to face meeting? There are lots of online bookclubs where you can discuss what you’ve been reading together at your leisure.

The most famous and arguably influential in terms of book sales is Oprah’s Book Club. Although her show is no longer on air, Oprah reportedly still chooses each of the monthly books.

Goodreads is a great source to find specific interests – there are ones for particular authors, genres, and can be searched to find region specific clubs as well. As an ambassador for UN Women, Actress Emma Watson started a feminist book club, Our Shared Shelf, which is hosted at Goodreads.

The Better Reading Book Club is an Australian online club that hosts a Facebook live event each month. You can also view the archived video discussions for previous books.


For a bookclub with a difference, the Ultra Manly Bookclub hosts its discussions via Twitter using the hashtag #iumbc and only reads thoughtful, manly books.

And of course there’s the ABC TV program, The Book Club, who discuss new releases and classics evey month. They’ve also spun off with an iView program called Bookish, with short episodes exploring storytelling, poetry and more.

If online is not your thing and you would be interested in forming a bookclub at the Library, contact us on 08 9432 9766 or email to find out more.