Virtual book clubs to join during quarantine

While we’re all at home, you may be missing your book club. But don’t worry — there are plenty of virtual book clubs you can join to discuss your favorite books with fellow readers.

Austin360 Book Club powered by Texas Book Festival

Of course, we’re kicking things off with the book club we run with the assistance of the Austin American-Statesman. The book club lives solely in a Facebook group, which you can join here. We pick new books every month and host the discussions within the Facebook group. Join us!

Silent Book Club

Silent Book Club originated as “happy hour for introverts,” which consisted of a group of friends getting together to read in silence at a neighborhood bar. Since then, more than 240 chapters were formed around the world. You can join a virtual book club by searching Silent Book Club’s website.  There are 10 chapters in Texas, including one in Austin!

Quarantine Book Club

Quarantine Book Club isn’t your average book club — as you can tell from the name, it was formed after COVID-19 hit the U.S., and it consists of daily live interviews with some of your favorite authors. Check out the schedule here.

Read With Jenna

Jenna Bush Hager picks monthly reads for TODAY’s book club. On the book club’s website, TODAY shares discussion questions and book recommendations based on the monthly picks. Get more information here.


Media outlet POPSUGAR hosts a Facebook-based book club featuring monthly book picks and discussions with the authors themselves. Join it here.

BuzzFeed Book Club

Another media outlet running a book club, BuzzFeed also picks monthly books to read and shares discussion questions throughout the month. Join it here.

Reese’s Book Club

We’re sure you’ve already heard of this one, but we can’t leave it out – Reese Witherspoon’s book club is one of the most popular in the world right now. Get more information and join the virtual book club here.

Andrew Luck Book Club

Football player Andrew Luck may not be the first person you go to for book recommendations, but he may be soon. He picks one children’s book and one adult book a month for readers to enjoy. Check out this month’s picks and more about the book club here.

Goodreads Choice Awards Book Club

Goodreads features a variety of book club groups depending on your interests, but the Goodreads Choice Awards Book Club reads books across all genres and authors. The group is currently reading 2019 Goodreads Choice Awards winners. You can join here.

Our Shared Shelf

Another popular Goodreads community, Our Shared Shelf was originally created by Emma Watson. Although it’s no longer managed by Emma or her team, the group is super active on Goodreads, featuring discussion topics on books, social issues, and beyond. Join here.

The Big Texas Read

A newly launched statewide book club brought to you by Writing Workshops Dallas, The Big Texas Read is hosting bimonthly Zoom meetings to discuss various Texas books. Get more information and join here.

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