Need help deciding what to read next? These Instagram-led book clubs will pick the book for you, and offer opportunities to discuss it with fellow online bibliophiles. Some groups even have in-person meet-ups in cities across the country where you can share your thoughts or listen to the author speak live. If you're a big reader, you may want to "join" a few of these clubs, whose June selections are a mix of recent releases and older bestsellers.
Book and Wine Club
This online club combines two of my favorite activities: reading and drinking wine. Each month, the admins select a new book and coordinates in-person meetings in New York City, Los Angeles, and Toronto. Not nearby? No problem. They also offer the perfect pairing for their book of the month, which you can enjoy from the comfort of your couch.
June book: The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin
We've got the perfect beach read for you! @reesewitherspoon's June book pick is #SomethingInTheWater by @catsteadman—it's out June 5th, but we just couldn't wait. (You can pre-order it now.) It starts with a beautiful honeymoon that turns into a web of intrigue. When Erin and Mark find something in the water in Bora Bora and try to pull off what they think is the perfect crime, each choice they make has unforeseen consequences. You won't want to put this story down… so take it with you on vacation, to the pool, or—with @audible_com—anywhere else you go! #HelloSunshineonAudible
Reese's Book Club x Hello Sunshine
We can't do a roundup of Insta book clubs without including one of our favorite celebrity bookworms, Reese Witherspoon. She has a tendency to turn her favorite reads into shows or movies, so you'll want to add all of her picks to your TBR list.
June book: Something In The Water by Catherine Steadman
Well Read Black Girl
Glory Edim dedicates her community to "the phenomenal Black women on our bookshelves," and past reads have included bestsellers like An American Marriage and Halsey Street. While this month's book has yet to be announced, if you follow this account you'll be alerted to monthly picks, book recommendations, and opportunities for live meet-ups or online chats with influential authors. Edim's community has been so influential, she's publishing a Well-Read Black Girl anthology later this year.
June book: TBD
**NEW MONTH, NEW BOOK!** We always ask what our members want to read and last year we got a resounding shout of sci-fi! So here it is, a fascinating book looking into the power of artificial intelligence and emotions. We cannot wait to get tucked in! 🤗 —- Sam Peters will be joining our online discussion at the end of our month so think of any questions you may have for him! 😉 —- This month at #poppylovesbookclub we are reading #fromdarkestskies by #sampeters 🤖 You can join our local worldwide Book Club and live online conversation! 🌍❤️ Look at our website! —- Pick up your copy from your local independent bookshop or library! 📚 —- Join our online group and take part in our discussions at the end of the month! It's the last Wednesday of every month. Link is in our bio. 😉☝🏼 —- This 📸: @unashamed_bookhoarder
Poppy Love's Book Club
This book club offers multiple opportunities to engage online—with their monthly newsletter, their Facebook group, or their Instagram. Join more than 3,000 members in discussing the latest pick (this month's is a brand-new sci-fi adventure) and keep an eye out for opportunities to win signed copies and other bookworm swag.
June book: From Darkest Skies by Sam Peters
Girls' Night In Club
This community celebrates staying in on the weekends and engaging in lots of self-care—and of course, that includes reading. Subscribe to their Friday newsletter to be alerted when their next book is selected and find out if any of the discussions or readings are happening at a bookstore near you!
June book: Ensemble by Aja Gabel
What's next? June's book is 'The Best We Could Do' by Thi Bui! Copies are available at @edendalebranchlibrary. See you Saturday, June 30th! ALSO, we may have skipped a monthly newsletter but don't worry, it will be back! Have you joined our emailing list yet? If not, or if you have and haven't received anything, let us know so we can double check that we have the right info! We've got lots of cool things in our newsletters, so check it out! :-)
Rad Women Book Club
Based in LA, this club specifically celebrates books written by women. They always support and gather at a local library with their monthly meetings, but also have a Facebook group and monthly newsletter where members all over the country can discuss the book, plus, they offer lots of recommendations throughout the month for other reads by talented women.
June book: The Best We Could Do by Thi Bui