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The Reddit Book Club

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Welcome to R/Bookclub

This "club" is open to all and there's no enrollment. Dive in.

  • We discuss specific works: Most activity is for books selected (by vote) for the current month, but you can post about any previous selection anytime.

  • Don't post about other stuff til you read the FAQ; if you post about some random book we delete your post.

  • We have started a Discord server for additional discussion. Feel free to discuss anything in that server. There are specific channels for the monthly selections as well. Click here to visit the discord

The selected book of the month will have a schedule but you don't have to observe the schedule.

Current selections

|January| |---| |House of Leaves| |Poem of the Week Schedule


|January - April| |---| |War and Peace

For a longer read of War and Peace, check out /r/ayearofwarandpeace!

Vision/Audience mostly geared to literary/classic fiction more...

Post Content: Posts don't have to be insightful or deep. They do have to be about specific books. more...


Here are the full rules about what's on-topic and overview of the types of posts with funny tags

In brief:

Mods will remove most posts (arbitrary exceptions per mod whim) that don't fall into one of these categories:

  • You can post about any of our current or previous selections at any time. You don't have to wait for the schedule.
  • Posts with suggestions/criticisms of the sub itself ("meta") are welcome.
  • Ads/promos for bookish subs are okay.
  • You can post pointers to conversations in other subs or websites about current or previous selections.
  • You can start a Campaign thread for a book at any time

Sub Info

  • Previous Selections
  • Meta - posts about bookclub initiatives
  • All recent comments, not organized by thread. They are out of context but allow you to quickly skim back thru all responses
  • FAQ
  • Wiki -- suggestions for how to use the sub, navigation for old posts, web sites with interesting stuff for readers
  • Traffic stats for this sub
  • This sidebar not all squished up on the side of the page.

Other Bookish reddits

  • Other reddit bookclubs If bookclub's not your bag of tea, there are a bunch of reddit alternatives
  • r/books weekly threads Recommendations, whatcha reading, much more
  • r/literature, r/literatures, and r/AskLiteraryStudies

Calendar | Updated Monthly | | |:---|---|---:| |Glossary Below| To Be Read| Discussion Date | W&P | I.1.1 - I.1.6 | 01/03 | W&P | I.1.7 - I.1.18 | 01/06 | POW | Loveliest | 01/06 | HoL | Intro + Chapters 1-8 | 1/07 | W&P | I.1.19 - I.1.24 | 01/10 |HoL| Chapters 9-12| 01/12 |W&P| I.1.25 - I.2.6 | 01/13 | POW| Goblin Market | 01/13 | W&P | I.2.7 - I.2.15| 01/17 |W&P| I.2.16 - I.3.2 | 01/20 |POW| Ulysses | 01/20 |HoL| Chapters 13-20 | 01/20 |W&P| I.3.3 - I.3.6 |01/24 |HoL| Chapters 21-23 | 01/23 |W&P | I.3.7 - I.3.11| 01/27 |POW | Pioneers| 01/27 |W&P| I.3.12 - I.3.19| 01/31 |HoL| Exhibits and Appendices | 01/31


POW: Poem of the Week

LHOD: Left Hand of Darkness

3M: The Three Musketeers

HoL: House Of Leaves

W&P: War and Peace


If you're afraid of posting spoilers, it might be best to start a new thread about your discussion. Otherwise, use this format:

[This is my big spoiler!](/spoiler)

It will show up like this:

This is my big spoiler!

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