“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 09:00 pm Eastern time unless otherwise specified.
Upcoming books: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes by Caitlin Doughty (Nov 26), Butts, a Backstory by Heather Radke (December 10)
Upcoming genres/themes: This concludes our books for 2022! We’ll be back next year, potentially reading books written by our members. We’ll also be doing a poll for books of any genre that really embody a particular decade. Socials and open mics will happen throughout December.
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Previous Reads

  • Misery by Stephen King (horror)
  • The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix. (Horror)
  • Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb (Nonfiction)
  • Talking to Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell (Nonfiction)
  • The Anthropocene Reviewed by John Green (Nonfiction)
  • The Wandering Inn by PirateAba (LitRPG)
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    About RBR

    Rather Be Reading is a virtual book club which meets twice a month for book meetings and at least twice a week 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 regularly integrate game nights, movie streams, storytelling events, etc. into our socials.
    Aside from book meetings, we have open mic nights on Sunday evenings and creative writing gatherings on Saturday afternoons. Any RBR member is welcome to attend any meeting.
    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

    Start by creating an account on the site, then sign up for the announcement method of your choice.
    Once you decide to attend a meeting (social or book), we will add you to the Telegram chat group if you are interested. You are officially a member and may vote on polls, submit recommendations, and join in any of our activities you’d like.