There have been a lot of arguments on whether reading is a social activity or a private affair. The truth is that it depends with an individual and the kind of reader you are. There are those that prefer to keep it private because of reasons best known to them. Well reading in a group or in a book club has its set of benefits too. That is why there are many social condos that people use to read and discuss books among many other things. Well if you are debating on whether you should try social reading, then stay on track. Some of the reasons why it may be worth joining a book club include:
Connect with like-minded individuals
A book club is a good opportunity to connect with a community of readers who have interest in books just like you are. Unlike discussing a book with a friend, in a book club you meet random people who may make you change your perspective on the kind of books that you read and help you expand your literal skills and read that book which you would otherwise ignore on a regular day. Through the groups you can also get to know the experiences of other readers with some books and get insights and recommendations on books to read.
Since our lives are busy, you may miss out on the latest and trending books that may be of interest to you especially from your favorite authors. Through a book club you can be aware of the current books and authors and stay up to trend. It will help you explore different genres of books which will help you expand your understanding of the world.
A sense of accountability
When you are in a book club for some reason you have to read. As much as different clubs have different modes of operation, reading books is a constant to every book club. You will also be motivated to read a book. We all understand at some point in life it gets busy that we don’t get time to read. When you are in a book club you will be motivated to create time to read.
New networks and friendships
Book clubs is a good base to network and make new friends. In life it is all about the kind of networks that you have and a book club is a good place to grow your networks.
There are many other reasons for joining a book club. Most places find it a good place to freely express themselves on certain issues or certain authors. It will also give you a different perception on a certain book. It also gives a break from the boring everyday life which can be monotonous. Book clubs have a lot of importance. You should however keep in mind that book clubs are different and not all of them have the same mode of operation. It mostly depends on the members.