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Emma Watson has started her feminist book club, reading Gloria Steinem's My Life on the Road and now Alice Walker's The Colour Purple. I also recommended Laura Bates's Everyday Sexism.

Then I was thinking about different book clubs you could have, and what you'd read in them. I ran a book club where we read popular books, which I think is about the norm.

I was a member of a psychology book club, we read things like: The Jigsaw Man by Paul Britton, The House of Sleep by Jonathan Coe, The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne. I have added a shelf to my Goodreads with the same heading - including We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler, The Mirror World of Melody Black by Gavin Extence, Perfect by Rachel Joyce and The Shock of the Fall by Nathan Filer.

A good idea would be a classics book club - getting yourself to read all those classics you muddled through at high school and can enjoy a little better with some more maturity.

LGBTQ* book club: The Bermudez Triangle by Maureen Johnson, The Art of Being Normal by Lisa Williams for younger readers, pretty much anything by Sarah Waters for older readers, along with plenty of non-fiction like She's a Boy by Joe Holliday, and Unspeakable Love: Gay and lesbian life in the Middle East by Brian Whitaker - and they're just the ones that I own.

Any ideas for any more themed book clubs, and maybe some examples of books you'd read in them?

Support Team Note: Please don't use this thread to debate if we should have things like feminist book clubs or LGBTQ* book clubs, if you'd like to do that then D&CA is over here.
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Classics book club

The Annuls of Imperial Rome (Tacitus)
The Early History of Rome (Livy)
The Twelve Ceasars (Suetonius)
Defence Speeches (Cicero)
Alcestis and other plays (Euripides)
Medea and other plays (Euripedes)
The Metaphysics (Aristotle)
Early Socratic Dialogues (Plato)
The Nicomachean Ethics (Aristotle)
The Aenid (Virgil)
Plato - Complete Works (Ed. John M. Cooper)

I want to pretend to know about maths book club

The Princeton Companion to Mathematics
Mathematics: Its Content, Methods and Meaning
All the Mathematics You Missed: But Need to Know for Graduate School
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What about things like a crime book club and a fantasy book club? And maybe non-fiction?
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I'd like a Random/Mixed Genre book club. I feel like I lean too much to one genre and by mixing it up I could find different styles that I really enjoy, but would probably never have found on my own volition.
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I'm sure my dad would prefer this to a normal book club.

Suggestions? Any toe dipping books you could maybe start with?
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I'm sure my dad would prefer this to a normal book club.

Suggestions? Any toe dipping books you could maybe start with?
IDK, but I'm currently writing a horror novel...
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What about things like a crime book club and a fantasy book club? And maybe non-fiction?
Would you leave it at nonfiction or break down further - Joey Essex's autobiography and Stephen Hawking's The Theory of Everything both fall into nonfiction...
Those would be two interesting book club meetings though...
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I pretty much exclusively read fantasy books, so a fantasy book club would be a good idea. My tastes vary from "magical" across to "teenage dystopian with a love story undercurrent".

So books like Harry Potter Series, Throne of Glass Series, Black Magician Trilogy (all very easy, fun reading) would fit into the "magical" category.

And books such as The Hunger Games Series, Divergent Series, Maze Runner Series for the "teenage dystopian" category
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the Tolkien fandom would have to have a book club all to themselves lol
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Would you leave it at nonfiction or break down further - Joey Essex's autobiography and Stephen Hawking's The Theory of Everything both fall into nonfiction...
Those would be two interesting book club meetings though...
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Would you leave it at nonfiction or break down further - Joey Essex's autobiography and Stephen Hawking's The Theory of Everything both fall into nonfiction...
Those would be two interesting book club meetings though...
Yes they would be very different! Not sure how to differentiate between them though in a way that you could categorise a themed book club...
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Yes they would be very different! Not sure how to differentiate between them though in a way that you could categorise a themed book club...
Intellectual non-fiction and non-fiction for dummies?
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Intellectual non-fiction and non-fiction for dummies?
I did think something like that, but wasn't sure it was terribly appropriate
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I did think something like that, but wasn't sure it was terribly appropriate
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Intellectual non-fiction and non-fiction for dummies?
(Original post by *Interrobang*)
I did think something like that, but wasn't sure it was terribly appropriate
Even if you look at autobiographies as a separate category, Joey Essex is still massively different from the one written by Stephen's wife, Jane Hawking...
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