5 Virtual Book Clubs to Join

Because book lovers stick together. Here’s five virtual book clubs to check out—featuring celebs and booktubers.

Emma Watson’s Our Shared Shelf

Inspired by her work with UN Women, Emma Watson rang in the new year by starting a feminist book club, Our Shared Shelf. Readers can join the group on Goodreads, read the chosen book, then partake in the discussion forum. With picks like My Life on the Road by Gloria Steinem and Alice Walker’s The Color Purple it’s no surprise that Our Shared Shelf has over 120,000 members.

Reese Witherspoon’s #RWBookClub

Reese Witherspoon’s suggested reading list is social media driven, with posts to her Instagram and Twitter account using the hashtag #RWBookClub. Fans are free to read along with the star and share their thoughts—they’ve even created a separate @rwbookclub Instagram account.

Bustle Book Club

Bustle has paired with Alloy Entertainment authors to read and discuss nostalgic books. I’m a big Bustle.com reader—especially when it comes to their book posts—so I’m definitley a fan of this Goodreads group. A recent pick was Judy Blume’s Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret, with input from Pretty Little Liar’s author Sara Shephard.

Oprah’s Book Club 2.0

Oprah’s Book Club—the O.G. celeb book club—officially ended with the show in 2011. Oprah then partnered with the Oprah Winfrey Network and O: The Oprah Magazine to create Oprah’s Book Club 2.0—which is run from Oprah’s website, Facebook, Twitter, and other social accounts.

Perustopia Book Club

One of thousands on Goodreads, Perustopia is a a young adult book club run by booktubers Sasha and Regan. The current pick is Raye Wagner’s Curse of the Sphinx.

My bookshelf friend. #bookstagram

A post shared by Regan (@peruseproject) on

Any of these book clubs up your alley? If not, no worries. There’s thousands of virtual book clubs out there for Goodreads members, Facebook users, and Internet surfers alike. Already a part of one, or run your own? Let me know in the comments!


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