Book clubs rarely work for me. I usually read too fast and so have moved onto the next five books or the books assigned are never to my taste and always feel like work to get them read. Reading challenges yes, book clubs no. But I still love to listen to book discussions. The First Tuesday Book Club is a great show on the ABC where Jennifer Byrne hosts a panel who discuss, pull apart and rave about the books they’ve been reading. Watching it is like belonging to a book club without the assigned homework.
It’s only on once a month but you can now view it online or download it as a video podcast. You can also search on books previously reviewed and either watch the video or view the transcripts.