For a long time, I was too shy to even consider joining a book club. Even if there were one in my area, I don't think that I'd have had the courage to join an already formed group, one who already knew each other and had a history. Once, years ago, in a fit of madness, I decided to start one myself. I even went as far as registering a book club name with the library and had my very own library card for it. But it wasn't to be. The people that I was advertising with ignored my emails and never printed my notice for a new book club in the area. I was both disappointed and relieved.
Last year, I was heavily involved in an online book club on the Nerdfighters website. That was interesting but it didn't feel very satisfying in the way that I think a local book club would be. My problem now is that I'm hoping to join or start a book club that reads predominantly YA fiction. And do you know how hard it is to find something like that in my area?! Despite reports recently that the majority of YA fiction is bought and read by people over 30, nobody in my area will admit to reading teen stories. I don't know what to do!
I really badly want to find local people who will read YA fiction and discuss these books with me in a very social atmosphere. I'm just not having any luck.
Are you part of a local book club/group? I'd love to hear all about it.