“It’s not that I don’t like people. It’s just that when I’m in the company of others—even my nearest and dearest—there always comes a moment when I’d rather be reading a book.”
— Maureen Corrigan

Currently Reading

All meetings begin at 08:00 pm Eastern time unless otherwise specified.
Upcoming books: TBD (Vote here)
Upcoming genres/themes: TBD
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Previous Reads

  • Redwall by Brian Jacques (Childhood Revisited)
  • Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi (Historical Fiction)
  • Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stewart (Historical Fiction)
  • Legends & Lattes by Travis Baldree (Cozy Literature)
  • Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff (Space Opera)
  • Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir (Space Opera)
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    About RBR

    Rather Be Reading is a virtual book club which meets twice a month for book meetings and once a week or so for social hangouts. Each month features a different genre/theme, with each book meeting intended to discuss a different book.
    Building a well-connected community is of great importance to us, so we integrate game nights, movie streams, storytelling events, etc. into our socials. We also have creative writing circles and open mic nights which occur sporadically depending on interest.
    Attendance is never mandatory; members are welcome to read as much or as little and attend as many or as few meetings as they like.
    Read more about us here.

    How to Join

    All club related chats and announcements occur on WhatsApp. Click here to receive announcements of upcoming meetings and polls.
    Once you’ve attended a meeting of your choice and if you decide you’d like to stick around, create an account on this site. This will allow you to vote on polls and give you access to our chat and writing groups.