by Regina Kenney
Book Club names, much like Improv Troupes, tend to be riddled with puns, inside jokes, obscure references and perhaps a splash of that ‘internal groan when you hear it’ and eyeball roll.
But, hey, you need to a name for that something you do once a month when you sit in a circle and talk Lit.
Here are suggestions for Book Club names for those who have the people and the books and now just need something to title the Facebook group page.
Boozy-Book Club Names
For those clubs that like to drink while they discuss great books.
Wine About Books
The Vine & Verse
The Drink Tank
Reading Lines With Wine
Crack Open Beers & Books
Plots & Shots
‘Rub-A-Dub’ is Cockney slang for ‘Pub’
Drinkin’ & Thinkin’
Better Book-It To the Pub
Famous Literature Clubs from History
For the more pretentious clubs who believe imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
The Bloomsbury Group
Group included Virginia Woolf, E.M. Forster and John Maynard Keynes – name comes from Bloomsbury, London where the intellectuals either lived or worked near.
The Socrates School
Group of thinkers around 400BC that included Socrates and Plato.
The Dymock Poets
Group included Robert Frost and Rupert Brooke who lived in the English village of Dymock.
The Algonquin Roundtable
Group included Harpo Marx, George Kaufman and Dorothy Parker – met at the Algonquin Hotel in New York City between 1919 – 1929.
Group included J. R. R. Tolkien and C. S. Lewis
Group included Ernest Hemingway, James Joyce, Ezra Pound, Gertrude Stein and F. Scott Fitzgerald. Named after the famous bookshop in Paris, Shakespeare and Company.
Andy Warhol’s studio space – meeting place of artists, writers and musicians including Truman Capote, Bob Dylan, Mick Jagger and Salvador Dali.
Paragiraffs (stop, I can hear your groan from here.)
Sentences & Sensibility
My Eyes Hurt
Break the Spine
I Got the Need, the Need to Read
Rage about the Page
I Like Big Books
Where My Prose At?
Just One More Chapter…
Culp with Pulp
Serial Book Readers
Suggestions for other Book Club names? Put in the comments below…