Almost anywhere you live, you can probably locate a book club. Libraries and bookstores typically host them or offer meeting space. You can also find clubs near you at Meetup, where you might even find a perfect fit, such as this Fantasy/Sci Fi club in Houston.
For various reasons, you might prefer an online book club.
Oprah famously encourages reading and participation in book clubs. (As an indie author, I’m happy to see that Oprah’s Book Club includes independently published books in its reading list.)
Here’s one that’s new to me: an international club called The Girly Book Club. They’re online as well as having chapters in 80 cities.
Incidentally, I’ve discovered that the Texas Talking Book Program, which serves people who are visually impaired or otherwise unable to read, has a phone-in book club that meets via conference call.
How To Start a Book Club
On its site “I Love Libraries” you’ll find guidelines from the American Library Association.
More tips can be found in “How To Start a Book Club That Doesn’t Suck” at Book Riot.
Sign up on Meetup , create a group and invite people to join.
One of the real perks of being an author is getting to meet with book clubs. I thoroughly enjoy the conversation that typically veers from Compromise With Sin’s Discussion Guide to participants’ own experiences. I love meeting with people in person, but I’m also available to meet via Skype, FaceTime or phone.
I find television very educating. Every time someone turns on the set, I go into another room and read a book.