The book challenge saw so many wonderful recommendations being shared and encouraged many to pick up new books- further developing areas of interest and opening the door to brand new aspects of magic
The challenge started a spark that I would love to fuel into a fiery activity- as a Forum Book Club!
How Does Book Club Work?
Traditionally, in-person book clubs assign one book to all club members and then meet at certain dates to discuss the chosen book.
The forums make it very possible to have open discussions, share recommendations, and discuss books The challenge is, how to choose a book?
As an international community, we may not all have access to the same book sources. Additionally, some books can be quite expensive and we all have different budgets . And finally, witchcraft covers a huge range of topics- everyone has different interests and a book specifically about Wicca or Herbalism may appeal to some, but not others.
So, What Books Does the Club Read?
The goal is to make a book club that is accessible to all- regardless of location and budget! After a lot of thought and much research, it was decided that the best way is to allow everyone to pick their own book.
- Chosen book titles are shared at the beginning of the reading period.
- If someone shares a book you find interesting, you can read that one too!
- For any books being read by multiple people, a new discussion post will branch off of the main discussion where you can discuss in detail
In this way, you can share a book discussion with others or pursue your own book that you can then represent/recommend to the group.
Do I Have to Read a Spellbook?
Just like in the challenge, you are very welcome to read any book that relates to or inspires your practice- it does not have to be a spellbook or even a book about magick!
You may be interested in herbs and read about the history of traditional medicine. Fantasy or sci-fi fans may find inspiration and enthusiasm for their practice in story books.
If a book helps you improve your magickal path and spirituality, it is welcome in the club!
If you choose to read something others may find controversial or offensive, please hide your review/discussion and label it with a warning. Like always, any posts that do not follow the general Forum Rules will be removed.
What if I Don’t Know What to Read?
No book, no fear! You can look at what books other people have chosen to read during the current period and may consider reading the same book.
A list of free online witchy books was shared in the book challenge- check out some of those!
In addition, the Recommendations Category of the forums has many books listed- read through reviews to find something that suits your taste!
How Long Do I Have to Finish my Book?
Some people gobble up books like desserts and can fly through novels in mere days- but others may struggle to scrape out time for reading from busy schedules.
Each reading period lasts 4 weeks. When the reading period ends, everyone will have 1 week to reflect and share about their books before the next reading period begins.
What are Discussions Like?
At the end of the reading period, a Master Post Discussion is open to all participants to share their thoughts/insights/highlights about the book of their choice.
Whether you finished a book or not, this discussion will ideally have recommendations and interesting bits from a wide range of books. You can look here to find new books to read while also picking up bits of knowledge gathered from diverse aspects of magick.
Can I read reviews from past sessions of Book Club?
Absolutely! To see what everyone read and get some great recommendations (and possibly warnings for books that sound too good to be true! ) here are the previous post-reading dicussions from past reading sessions:
Reading is not just a wonderful past time with proven mental and psychical health benefits- it is also a fantastic way to further develop and grow your magickal practice
Please feel free to comment below with any questions, insights, or feedback you have- your input is very welcome!
Looking forward to reading and sharing with you all soon- blessed be!