Bookish Angst

online book club

Anywhere you can read a book

“Book clubs are totally dope - like English class if you were allowed to read only books that you actually like and snack and sip while discussing them.” 
Sam Maggs, The Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy: A Handbook for Girl Geeks

My good friend, Antoinette Scully, over at Black and Bookish, thought reading books could be even more fun if we could talk about them in real-time with people who were also reading the same books.

Revolutionary idea, right?

And so, Bookish Angst Online Book Club was born.

Every month or so we’ll pick a book to read. Then we’ll discuss the book online with others.

The books

Sometimes Antoinette will suggest a book, and sometimes I will. Sometimes we’ll create a poll based on your suggestions, so everyone in the book club has a chance to vote for a book.

The themes

We’ll usually pick books with themes of social justice or social change because, why not? These are important discussions to have. Themes aside, we’re open to all genres–fiction, memoir, poetry, drama, graphic novels….I could keep going, but I won’t.

Bookish Angst discussions are now held in a dedicated Facebook group, so please check out the Angst & Alliteration page or the Black and Bookish page and drop a comment to tell everyone about yourself and your favorite types of books to read. You might see posts related to the book club on various social media channels using the hashtags #bookishangst #bookishangstbookclub #joinabookclub
 

We're currently reading

Bookish Angst is in between books right now, but I recently read Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge. It was the January/February pick of the Goodreads Our Shared Shelf book club started by Emma Watson.
 

Books from book clubs past