Book clubs boost reading life

In the case of good books, the point is not to see how many of them you can get through, but rather how many can get through to you.

Mortimer J. Adler

 

Reading is often viewed as a solitary activity, however a reading group can positively influence the reading experience. Book discussion clubs demand a deeper level of investment and thinking and this can lead to enhance the benefits of reading. 

Book clubs consist of small groups of readers brought together to talk and draw reflections about a book. But there’s more than that: this action can build a foundation for an encouraging and involved community. They can establish a sense of community with other readers, foster socialization and inspire trust in relationships.

The success of communities is dependent on how well people live and learn together: life is more entertaining and enjoyable with others. Communities are built through conversation, which enables a community of contagious learning where the
enthusiasm and struggle is shared.

Ultimately, reading circles have been shown to boost literary engagement in young people and adults. They help broadening horizons and promoting deeper understanding. For example, the fact of not choosing the book on your own makes you engage with diverse content, reading genres and works you might have never found on your own. 

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Francesca Politi

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