I don’t belong to a book club. I never have, but I have friends that do. Some even belong to more than one book club.
The book club is usually a group of people who meet to discuss a select book or books they have read. The book is usually a work of literary fiction. They may decide to choose new release titles, older books or a mixture of the two. They are often on best-seller or recommended read lists. This often means everyone buys a copy of the book. They meet regularly to discuss the designated book and express their opinions, likes, dislikes, etc. They may meet in private homes, libraries, bookstores, pubs, cafes or restaurants over meals or drinks.They may be an opportunity for social contact or general conversation as compared to those that engage in serious literary analysis focused on the designated book.
If you can get a book club to read your book it could amount to a few sale or finding new readers. I don’t belong to book clubs because I prefer to choose my own books and I prefer fiction such as romance, mystery, murder, or many other genres over the literary fiction.One book club has some of these titles on their list; Gold by Chris Cleave; Shelter by Francis Greenslade, The Uninvited Guest by Sadie Jones and Tell It To The Trees. Yes, I read literary fiction occasionally and I’m sure they’re well-written, but give me a J.D. Robb romantic suspense any day.
What about you? Do you belong to a book club? What are your thoughts on them?