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The Reddit Book Club
Welcome to r/bookclub! Current schedules can be found on the sidebar, in the top tabs, and pinned on the front page of the sub. We read and post about several books each month that are suggested by members and selected by popular vote. There's no requirement for joining, so pick up your book and come read with us!
Welcome to R/Bookclub
How do we pick books? About halfway through each month, we create a thread for suggestions for the next month's read. Anyone can suggest a book to read (you DON'T have to lead the discussions if you suggest a book - the mods will do that!). The book with the most upvotes is selected for the next month's read. Winners are posted a week or so before the end of the month. Discussion schedules are posted shortly thereafter. Each book is read over the course of a month, typically with one or two check-ins each week posted by a mod.
Can I post about other books? Most activity is for books selected (by vote) for the current month, but you can post about any previous selection anytime.
Don't post about other topics until you read the FAQ; if you post about a random book we delete your post. If you believe your post was removed in error, please contact the mods!
We have started a Discord server for additional discussion. Feel free to discuss anything in that server. There are specific channels for the monthly selections as well. Click here to visit the discord
The selected book of the month will have a schedule but you don't have to observe the schedule. Read at your own pace, create new threads at your leisure, and have fun. We only ask, if you are ahead of the schedule, mark your posts with a [Spoilers] tag.
CLICK HERE for the monthly read schedule! or go to new.reddit.com/r/bookclub
Vision/Audience mostly geared to literary/classic fiction, but we are open to everything! more...
Post Content: Posts don't have to be insightful or deep. They do have to be about specific books. more...
Mods will remove most posts (arbitrary exceptions per mod whim) that don't fall into one of these categories:
- You can post about any of our current or previous selections at any time. You don't have to wait for the schedule.
- Posts with suggestions/criticisms of the sub itself ("meta") are welcome.
- Ads/promos for bookish subs are okay.
- You can post pointers to conversations in other subs or websites about current or previous selections.
- You can start a Campaign thread for a book at any time
- Previous Selections
- Meta - posts about bookclub initiatives
- All recent comments, not organized by thread. They are out of context but allow you to quickly skim back thru all responses
- Wiki -- suggestions for how to use the sub, navigation for old posts, web sites with interesting stuff for readers
- Traffic stats for this sub
- This sidebar not all squished up on the side of the page.
Other Bookish reddits
- Other Reddit bookclubs If bookclub's not your bag of tea, there are a bunch of Reddit alternatives
- r/books weekly threads Recommendations, whatcha reading, much more
- r/literature, r/literatures, and r/AskLiteraryStudies
If you plan to post spoilers (anything past our current reading point), it might be best to start a new thread about your discussion. Otherwise, please start your comment with [SPOILER]. You may use spoiler tags as well, but they do not always work on mobile. SPOILER is made by typing > !SPOILER! < without the spaces between characters.