Always wanted to start your book club? Or join a book club that already exists? If so, you may have wondered about a good name for the club.
You want something catchy, witty, and interesting so that you and the other book club members can bond over this shared passion.
In this article, we’ll share book club names ideas. You can take these club names as your own or use them as inspiration when creating your book club name.
First, let’s explore why book clubs are such a fun way to spend your time.
The joys of book clubs
A book club is a group of individuals who share the same passion for reading and want to discuss the source of their passion with others.
Books clubs are fun, social, and educational.
One of the best things about book clubs is that you don’t need to meet in person. It can be fun to meet in person and enjoy that social aspect of the club, but each reader reads alone so that they can read the current book of choice in their own space.
The book club can then meet online over a conference call rather than in person if that suits the group.
Book clubs are enjoyed all around the world. This simple social bonding activity lets you discuss your favorite books and authors with those who enjoy them. It also broadens your literary horizons by introducing you to genres, themes, books, and authors you weren’t familiar with.
You can learn about cultures, themes, and writing styles by entering an engaged discussion with your book club in a space that promotes shared learning and insight.
Sharing a book club membership with others who are just as interested in reading as you are is excellent because you know that everyone is on the same page (no pun intended!). Those who love to read and get passionate about the books and authors we’re reading often want to share their passion with those around us.
There’s nothing like the urge to talk to someone about that crazy plot twist or the author’s unique writing style.
The problem is that these topics and ideas can fly over the heads of those who aren’t equally interested in reading as you are.
Friends and family members who don’t have the same interest usually don’t care much about this or that character or author, the writing style and its significance against the author’s culture, etc.
This is not a bad thing – it’s entirely normal for people to have different interests – but sharing your passions with someone is essential.
A book club is precisely that. It’s a space where you can enjoy mutual appreciation of books and their authors with other like-minded individuals and learn more from those with different views and opinions who still share the same love of books.
Quotes about the magic of reading
Below you will find a list of fifteen quotes on the magic and power of reading.
If you’ve just started a book club and you’re looking for a great way to open a new session, use these quotes as inspiration.
Write the quote on a board or share it with the other members in a message, and open a discussion on what that particular quote means to each person.
You may even ask each member to find a quote about reading, either through a Google search or a quote from their favorite book, and discuss the personal significance of the quote.
Having a discussion piece is a valuable and effective way to open a book club session because it gets everyone comfortable and familiar with each other and sets a good tone for the rest of the session.
“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies . . . The man who never reads lives only one.” – George R.R. Martin
“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” – Dr. Seuss
“The man who does not read good books is no better than the man who can’t.” – Mark Twain
“If you don’t like to read, you haven’t found the right book.” – J.K. Rowling
“Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them.” – Lemony Snicket
“That’s the thing about books. They let you travel without moving your feet.” – Jhumpa Lahiri
“In the case of good books, the point is not to see how many of them you can get through, but rather how many can get through to you.” – Mortimer J. Adler
“The reading of all good books is like conversation with the finest (people) of the past centuries.” – Descartes
“Reading is an exercise in empathy; an exercise in walking in someone else’s shoes for a while.” – Malorie Blackman
“Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.” – Margaret Fuller
“Once you have read a book you care about, some part of it is always with you.” – Louis L’Amour
“One glance at a book and you hear the voice of another person, perhaps someone dead for 1,000 years. To read is to voyage through time.” – Carl Sagan
“You know you’ve read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend.” – Paul Sweeney
“A book is a gift you can open again and again.” – Garrison Keillor
“A classic is a book that has never finished saying what it has to say.” – Italo Calvino
How to choose a book club name
You’ll need a name to start a new book club.
Coming up with a name together can be a fun first bonding experience for your book club. It’s normal to want to choose a great name.
After all, this book club may become an essential part of your life, so it makes sense that you want a good name to match.
Below we’ll offer some simple tips for choosing the best name for your book club.
1. Use shared lifestyle as a theme
The best book club name makes sense for the specific collection of individuals that make up the group.
For example, if your book club comprises teachers, a name such as ‘Teachers talk books’ or ‘Book worms’ would be a good name.
If your book club is a group of chefs, a name such as ‘Readers’ recipe‘ may work well.
Similarly, ‘readers dozen’ would work well for a book club of bakers.
A book club for pregnant women may call itself the ‘due date book club.’
2. Location as a theme
It may be the case that your book club members have different jobs or lifestyles. In that case, meeting with your group and finding common interests is wise.
That theme would be an excellent place to start if you can find something that speaks to everyone’s interest. Perhaps you’re all women who live in the same city (‘New York City Women’s Book Club,’ or the NYCW for short.)
3. Favorite genre as a theme
Perhaps your book club formed in the first place because you all share an appreciation for a familiar genre such as horror fiction or romance.
In that case, consider choosing a name that relates to the theme. If horror fiction is a favorite genre, then something related to the genre is a good start, such as ‘Frankenstein’s Book Club’ or ‘Book Club of Horrors.’
Book club names ideas
Below you will find funny book club names, clever book club names, and alliterative names to inspire you to create your own.
Feel free to use these names as they are, but you might want to run a quick search to see whether or not a book club with the same name already exists in your area.
Fun book club names
Lazy Book Lovers
Safari Club Books
Spirited Book Club
The Magic Cart Book Club
Vermont Virtual Book Club
New York Novel Lovers
California Cruisers Book Club
Teachers Talk Books
Due Date Book Club
New York City Women’s Book Club
Frankenstein’s Book Club
Book Club of Horrors
Chocolate Lovers Book Club
Wine and Books
Pastries and Pages
Books, books, and more books!
Books R’ Us
New Page Book Club
New Chapter Book Club
Young Adult Fantasy Book Club
Empowered Feminist book club
Let’s Go Book Clubbing
Club Gin Book Club
Riveting Book Club
Big break Book Club
Peace and Love Book Club
Time Traveler’s Book Club
Knits and Novels
Mulling Men’s Book Club
Chocolate Chapters Book Club
Rosy Romance Readers
Green Finger Book Club
The Writer’s Book Club
Whether you’re starting a new book club or looking for a change of name for an existing club, we hope this article has inspired you.
The best names are not always the funniest or the wittiest, but those that all members can agree on as an appropriate name.
Run name ideas by the book club members and choose the one that most people think is best!