Joining a book club can be a great way to read and talk about books and socialize with others who have similar interests as you. Below we’ve featured 10 top book clubs in Utah.
SLC Literary Fiction is a book club situation in Sandy, Utah. Run by organizer Alysha Rose, the book club has over 400 active members who are friendly and passionate about their love of books and sharing different opinions, of which there are many in this group.
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“Never Let Me Go” by Kazuo Ishiguro and “The Humans” by Matt Haig are a few books that SLC Literary Fiction has covered in the past. Meetings are usually held on Saturday afternoon, with usual attendance ranging from 10-20 members each time. Participants can look forward to a lively discussion about the different pieces of literature that the group chooses to read and go over every month.
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Located in North Salt Lake, in the state of Utah, Salt Lake Fantasy Book Club is a book club dedicated to fantasy novels. Since 2011, the group has been led by leaders Ian and Richelle and has grown to over 1,600 passionate fans of books of the fantasy genre. “Legend by Marie Lu and “Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell” by Susanna Clarke are two examples of fantasy books that the group has looked at in the past.
Participants looking for more information or to connect with other members can go on Salt Lake Fantasy Book Club’s Discord channel, the link for which can be found on their Meetup.com website. The group usually meets in person on Friday or Sunday evenings.
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Straight Edge Book Club is a book club that meets in Salt Lake City, Utah. The book club is open to all men and women, including members of the LGBTQ+ community, those who are religious or atheist, and all races. The only rule they ask all interested participants to abide by is Straight Edge Book Club’s rule of being “straight edge,” meaning to refrain from drug use, tobacco use or drinking alcohol.
Leader Chris Jackson leads this group of book lovers who are equally as passionate about their books as staying away from substance use. Book club monthly meetings happen in person on Saturday afternoons, and there is no charge for interested members interested in joining the Straight Edge Book Club for an afternoon of discussion.
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Based in Salt Lake City, Utah, World Classics Book Club is a book club focused on reading classics, some of the most historically esteemed fiction books of all time. “The Scarlet Letter” by Nathaniel Hawthorne and “Oliver Twist” by Charles Twist are two titles that World Classics Book Club has read in the past, and they intend to discuss many other classic novels at their monthly book club meetings.
World Classics Book Club is led by a group of committed leaders, including Daniel Cureton, head organizer since 2010, and his team of assistants. They have helped manage this group of 600+ readers through title selection and monthly meeting scheduling. Book club meetings are held in person at various city venues and usually occur on Sunday evenings.
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Salt Lake Gay Men’s Book Club is a book club that caters to the gay community in and around Salt Lake City, Utah. Salt Lake Gay Men’s Book Club’s book club meetings usually take place at Under the Umbrella Bookstore. Books that this book club reads together are voted on by book club members and thus selected by popular vote.
Salt Lake Gay Men’s Book Club is managed by organizers Brice A Laris and Keith Reynolds and currently has over 60 active members. Their past monthly book club meetings have been spent going over titles like “Under the Whispering Door” by TJ Klune and “Luna: New Moon” by Ian McDonald.
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Situated in Salt Lake City, Utah, Granite Library Feminist Book Club is a book club geared toward those who are passionate about the feminist movement. This includes all individuals regardless of what gender they identify with and of all ages.
Book club leader Elizabeth Hanby fields questions and concerns from members of this group of over 300 participants. For the last four years since Granite Library Feminist Book Club’s founding, the book club has discussed books like “Fight Night” by Miriam Toews and “Fun Home” by Alison Bechdel and others.
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Led by group leader Jessica Florez, Virtual Book Club is a book club that is based out of West Jordan, Utah. The book club focuses on self-help and self-development books and meets once a month to discuss the selected book, its themes, and related topics about self-help and self-development.
Some of the topics that Encompass Wellness Book Club has covered in the past include emotional balance, healing and mental growth. Meetings are usually held online on Wednesday evenings. The cost of each meeting will vary depending on the specific meeting content, and information about meeting costs will be detailed online.
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Serving readers in and around Salt Lake City, Utah, Beautiful Struggle Book Club is a book club that embraces fiction and non-fiction writing from black writers, including those who hail from the African diaspora and the African continent itself. Today, the Meetup.com-based organization has over 250 members and continues to grow.
“The Returned” by Jason Mott and “Transcendent Kingdom” by Yaa Gyasi are two books that this book club has read together and discussed in past book club sessions. Beautiful Struggle Book Club’s book club meetings are held monthly online on Saturday evenings.
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Overbooked Literary Ladies is a book club that welcomes women in their 20s to 40s who are looking for a supportive reading community to join. Based in Salt Lake City, Overbooked Literary Ladies focuses on fiction and non-fiction books and encourages members to read the book of the month before their book club meetings.
Every month, book club members gather to discuss the selected book before moving into conversation about the topics raised by the book. Overbooked Literary Ladies has read fiction novels like “Far from the Madding Crowd” by Thomas Hardy and “The Immortalists” by Chloe Benjamin, among other books.
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10. Books By Chance
Salt Lake City, Utah is home to Books By Chance, a book club that welcomes readers who love the act of reading and learning about various topics. Rather than focus on specifically one genre or subject matter, like other book clubs, Books By Chance will randomly select a topic and find a book based on that subject matter or genre.
Leader Caro Sanderson runs Books By Chance, a book club with over 350 active book club participants. At Books By Chance, you’ll have the opportunity to read both fiction and non-fiction books ranging in topics from biography and fantasy to travel and celebrity-recommended books.
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