Active Groups on BookLikes – or, Finding More Blogs to Follow, Part 2

Following up on BrokenTune’s post regarding the “Find New BookLikes Blogs to Follow” group — and while it can’t be emphasized enough that to find more active bloggers you may want to follow, the best method is to actively participate in discussions on blog posts and check out the other participants in those discussions — BookLikes’ active discussion groups may also provide some guidance and inspiration.

So, here’s a run down of the groups that, to my knowledge, are currently active on BookLikes (even if their members’ discussions, too, tend to occur via blog posts and their comments sections, see above):


Find New Booklikes Blogs To Follow
As BrokenTune explained, specifically dedicated to finding new people to interact on Booklikes.

There are various threads where people can introduce themselves (for active reviewer bloggers, authors on BL, etc.), but the one thread you will want to follow by all means and even if you don’t ever look at any of the other threads (or, for that matter, any other groups) is Shout-out for Newbies and “Underfollowed” (but Active) Blogs — the one thread where everybody is invited to share new blogs they have discovered and want to see roped more firmly into the community.


Booklikes Bookish Bingo Club
The social hub of the BookLikes community.  The place to come together for the annual book bingo, running from September 1 through October 31 and hosted by Moonlight Reader and Obsidian Blue; ever since its 2016 introduction the book-related event of the year on this site.  Supplemented, over the course of the year, by a number of other book-related games (our game hosts’ minds are creative, versatile and … always apt to spring a surprise on us!)

The club’s members list is also an excellent starting point for finding new (active) blogs to follow.


The Flat Book Society
Created to read and discuss what would generally be called ‘popular’ science titles; one book every other month, beginning in January of every year.

The group votes on a fresh list of submissions every two months, once the book for the next group read has been selected. The group’s “overflow nomination list”  is here:

Current (= May 2019) selection: Penny Le Couteur & Jay Burreson: Napoleon’s Buttons: How 17 Molecules Changed History


Pymalong Club
Exploring works by and about Barbara Pym. Group reads every six weeks, taken from a reading list voted on by members.

Current read (as from May 1, 2019): An Unsuitable Attachment.


The Agathytes
All things Agatha Christie — including but by far not limited to a number of mostly spontaneously announced buddy reads.  Next up:

* Death on the Nile — starting on May 18, 2019, and

* Christie’s own stage adaptation of her novel Towards Zero, contained in the collection The Mousetrap and Other Plays.  (No date set yet, but probably some time in May as well.)

The latter is part of a project involving the reading of all of Agatha Christie’s plays, the better part of them as buddy reads between myself and Moonlight Reader (and whoever wants to join in, of course).  Further details HERE.


The Detection Club
A group to discuss and read classic crime fiction written and published between 1900 and 1970; modeled on the original Detection Club founded in the 1930s by the leading lights of the world of Golden Age mysteries, including Agatha Christie, Dorothy L. Sayers, and Anthony Berkeley.

There is currently no group read, but a few of us are — very leisurely, and each at their own pace — slowly but surely working our way through a Detection Club bingo card, inspired by two books by the current (real) Detection Club president and chief librarian, Martin Edwards, about the club’s history; The Story of Classic Crime in 100 Books and The Golden Age of Murder.  Club members also spontaneously come together for Golden Age mystery-related buddy reads.


Terry Pratchett. Granny Weatherwax. Sam Vimes. Angua. DEATH. And the rest of the gang.

Group reads of the Discworld novels in publication order, every two months.  Next read: Sourcery — beginning on June 1.


TOR Monthly Free eBook
Group / buddy reads of the free ebooks published monthly at


Monthly (?) discussion of YA books selected by group members.

(I’m not a member of the last two groups — maybe someone who is can supplement a bit more information?)



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