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Online Book Clubs

If you’re having trouble picking your next read, or just looking to expand your taste-range, consider subscribing to an online book club. Many will send the book right to your door. Here are a few you might want to check out:

The Nervous Breakdown Book Club

Focuses on new, unsung books from some of the best indie publishers. November’s pick: Preparation for the Next Life, by Atticus Lish.

Book Riot’s Riot Read

The Book Riot team strives to pick unique works of fiction every month for open-minded readers. They’ll also send along a few hand-picked items that fit the book thematically, as well as a personal letter describing the month’s theme and the significance of each item. Never boring. Last month’s pick: Lucky Us, by Amy Bloom.

Emily Books

Emily Books is a unique ePublishing venture founded by Emily Gould and Ruth Curry. A refreshing break from the world of big publishing, Emily books publishes just one book a month, e-only. You can buy individual books through the Emily Books app, or subscribe and automatically receive an eBook every month.

Powell’s indieSpensable

Powell’s focuses on new titles beloved by the Powell’s staff. Every book is a signed first edition (nice perk). Sign up to receive a new book every six weeks. Most recent pick: The Bone Clocks, by David Mitchell

Norm’s Book Club

More like your classic idea of a book club: a bunch of people getting together to talk about a book, new or old. But @NormsBooksClub takes place in the Twitterverse. That being said, the discussions are surprisingly deep and tamer than you’d imagine. Most recent pick was a few short stories: “A Perfect Day for Bananafish,” by JD Salinger; “Lost in the Funhouse,” by John Barth; and “In Dreams Begin Responsibilities,” by Delmore Schwartz.

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