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What’s in a Name?

My question to you this week, readers, is – Does your book discussion group have a name?  If so, tell us what it is and how you came to it.

I’ve participated in groups with funny/cutesy names, library groups with descriptive names (“5 o’Clock Readers” pretty  much says it all, huh?), but mostly, groups with no name at all.
What’s your name and the story behind it?



About the Author:

Rebecca Vnuk is the editor for Collection Management and Library Outreach at Booklist. She is also the author of 3 reader’s-advisory nonfiction books: Read On…Women’s Fiction (2009), Women’s Fiction: A Guide to Popular Reading Interests (2014), and Women’s Fiction Authors: A Research Guide (2009). Follow her on Twitter at @Booklist_RVnuk.

8 Comments on "What’s in a Name?"

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  1.' K Cummings Pipes says:

    My reading group is called SEASONS, an acronym for “Sisters Enjoying a Season of Nurturing Sisters” which started almost 2 decades ago as a prayer support group for women church members [e.g. “sisters in Christ”] and transitioned into a reading group. We meet monthly for a continental breakfast and discuss theology books and other books of spiritual interest.

  2.' Jan says:

    Our book club name is Eclectica because we make eclectic choices – fiction, nonfiction, poetry, juvenile fiction, short stories, poetry, even a play once. Often we will have an author month or a theme month. I joined to broaden my reading choices and it worked!

  3.' Leticia Polizzi says:

    We are called “Ladies who love to read and drink”. Food isn’t required for hosting but drinks are a must! We just came up with it because we all enjoy a nice wine while relaxing with friends. It definitely works for us!

  4.' Alex says:

    We have several book clubs in our library. None are named particularly creatively, but all convey some meaning.

    The Prospect Heights Book Club is our longest running club and so got dibs on the obvious title.

    The Monday Night Book Club meets on the first monday of the month so there ya go!

    The International Book Club started out as a means for our ESL patrons to practice their English skills, but has morphed into a club (attended by ESL and primary English speakers) that focuses on the immigrant experience.

    Our Edible Fiction club only deals with books that have food as a major theme. Everyone makes a recipe from/related to the book which makes it a very popular club!

  5.' Sarah says:

    Yes, we are called Broadened Horizons. Our purpose statement is: great literature from a Christian world view with the purpose of broadening our horizons.

  6.' cathy says:

    Our bookclub is called Reading Between the Wines,

  7.' Nancy says:

    Ours is called Literary Luncheon. Meets at lunchtime, readers bring a bag lunch and library supplies coffee/tea and dessert. Usually something associated with the book that is discussed.

  8.' Holly says:

    I hope I don’t offend anyone with this… but I was once in a book group that we called the “Sucks to Your Assmar” Book Group, which is a quote from The Lord of the Flies. We were literary, but were still mostly 20-somethings. My current book group is late 30s, early 40s and has no name at all.

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