5 Reasons Why You Should Join A Book Club

In December 2015, I came across a post on Facebook that announced the first get-together of a brand-new Belgian YA book club. Even though I really wanted to go, the book club was a 2,5 hour train ride away and the thought of meeting so many new people was pretty scary. (Yeah, yeah, this bookdragon isn’t all that fearsome in the end.) I ended up taking the plunge anyway and it’s one of the best choices I ever made.

Since then, I travel to the other side of Belgium every other month and still love every meet-up we do. And there are four reasons for that…

Reason 1: Meet awesome people

The best part of joining a book club is that you meet people that have exactly the same interest in books as you do. (Yes, that’s obvious, give me a sec.) And when you meet people that love reading as much as you do, you always have something to talk about and you will instantly connect. I went from stranger to BFF in three meet-ups and can’t imagine my life without this bunch of awesome people. We’re even recently started travelling together!

Reason 2: Read different books

I don’t know about you, but I kind of get stuck in the same kind of books when I’m looking for something new to read. Joining a book club is godsend if you want to read out of your comfort zone once in a while. Even if that means reading a book once in a while that’s really not for you…

Reason 3: Analyze your reading

This is absolutely not a good reason if one of you’re suddenly turned against one of your favorite books, but usually it’s a very good thing to better think about what your reading.

Reason 4: Get to know new books

We start every meet-up with an introduction round where we say who we are and what we’re reading at the moment. That’s really the best way to hear if a certain book is indeed worth reading and to receive some new recommendations.

Reason 5: Awesome surprises

My book club leader is determined to throw in a surprise now and then. So we’ve had skype sessions with authors, a sleepover and so much more! I know not everyone has a leader like I do, but I’m sure there are book clubs out there who do the same.

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Are you in a book club? Why? Let me know in the comments!

5 Comments Add yours

  1. you make it sound so exciting. Ive always thought of joining one but never really heard of any near me. Seems like yours is really cool though!


    1. Sasha The Bookdragon says:

      It really is! It is indeed a little difficult to find a book club that reads the kind of books you actually want to read. My library has a book club, but they only read pretentious literature… Maybe your library has a good club?


      1. Yeah, maybe! I’ll have to check that out. Great Post 🙂


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