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Judy Blume forever!

Judy Blume forever!
Last week, I went to the movies with a group of about 30 women to see “Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret.” The event was hosted by the reading realtors, two friends who are locally famous for always including a book review in their real estate newsletter. We had a book exchange before the movie, ordered wine and popcorn, and filled the theater with Gen X women who grew up on Judy Blume. Continue reading

What we're reading at SBC Sorong, Indonesia

What we're reading at SBC Sorong, Indonesia

This guest post was written by Dayu Rifanto, organizer of SBC Sorong in West Papua, Indonesia.

The most captivating wreck is not found in the ocean's depths but at the library. Buried amidst piles of literature, one can explore the forest of characters, scavenge the crumbs of history, and study relentlessly, even longer than the sun itself. Its traces will not be destroyed by a thousand autumns.


Reading is an essential aspect of life. Through reading, we gain knowledge and insights that shape our perspectives. Book clubs are crucial; they allow readers to meet, share experiences, and broaden their horizons. Furthermore, book clubs encourage the habit of reading and promote it to others.

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SBC's Favorite Books of 2022

SBC's Favorite Books of 2022
We polled local chapter leaders and the Silent Book Club Facebook group to find out what SBC readers loved this year. Not all of the books included were published in 2022—we wanted to know what folks read and loved this year regardless of when it went on sale. Here are the top faves! Continue reading

Running a Topical Silent Book Club

Running a Topical Silent Book Club
Got a hobby or special interest? Macrame? Scrimshaw? Deep sea diving? Interested in combining that interest with a Silent Book Club? As the first topical Silent Book Club, we wanted to share some tips on how to combine your desire to gather a community, with a desire for introversion and companionable silence. Continue reading