Announcing: the Modern Mrs Darcy Book Club

Announcing: the Modern Mrs Darcy Book Club

Today’s the day! Doors are now open for the MMD Book Club.

Reading is a solitary act, but there’s so much to be gained by reading together. Our new one-of-a-kind online community makes it easy to connect with fellow bookish kindred spirits for fun, for encouragement, and for a more fulfilling reading experience.

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Each month I personally pick our core title, plus complementary, optional selections that create a “book flight.” I share a short video explaining why I chose the book and what themes to pay attention to, plus share discussion questions to help you get started.

Our book selections will lean towards smart, thought-provoking contemporary fiction, but we’ll read old and new titles, in a variety of genres. (When you’re done reading here, pop over to the Book Club site to check out our fall calendar.)

You can discuss each title as you read—you don’t have to wait till the next meeting (or leave your home, or even put on pants!) to dive in to the discussion. And you can do it from anywhere: you’ll be able to access the whole site — groups, forums, videos, discussion questions — from any mobile device.

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We read each book together over the course of the month, and then we gather in an online discussion to talk all about it. (Not able to make our monthly webinar book discussion? No problem! All videos will be available forever on the MMD Book Club site.)

Sometimes we’ll even invite authors to join us for book talk. This is a blast! We already have someone you’re going to love hearing from on the calendar for November.

We’ll also have the occasional class to help you get more out of your reading life, like the bullet journaling for bookworms class I’ll be teaching in January.

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You know that feeling where you finish a book and you just have to talk about it? Yeah, me too. That’s why in addition to the “official” monthly pick, you can nominate any book for its own discussion group.

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The book talk won’t be limited to individual titles, of course. In our member forums you can chat to your heart’s desire about the bookish life: share what you’re reading right now, or ask for book suggestions for your kids, or share photos of your latest bookstore or library visit. The MMD Book Club makes it easy to connect and chat with your fellow readers.

Membership in the MMD Book Club costs $10 per month and registration is quick, easy, and secure! The MMD Team has spent months trying to get all the details in place to create this bookish Internet oasis for you all and we hope you’ll enjoy it! Click here to get started

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25 comments

  1. Tammy says:

    SO excited for this new platform and connecting with readers!
    Already signed up and posted….
    I am so happy that it is easy to navigate and not FACEBOOK.
    Looking forward to the class in January already.

  2. Elizabeth Brink says:

    This sounds fantastic! I can’t wait to sign up. I’ve been meaning to read Rebecca for a long time, so this will be a good push for me. 🙂

  3. Jessica says:

    I am so excited about this. I have done searches for online book clubs and didn’t find anything that caught my eye. I am a WSIRN listener and this is just what I have been looking for. Glad it is not on Facebook as well. Thank you for your hard work and providing this avenue for us.

  4. Erin in CA says:

    The summer reading club was so much fun; I am really looking forward to this! I’m also happy that I can hold off on joining until January, because sadly I know I won’t have time to read and participate in discussions at this time of year. It will definitely give me something to look forward to!

  5. Missy G. says:

    Am I the only person completely torn about whether to join or not?? The new site looks fabulous, and I love everything that is included! BUT, I’m worried that it will be a time-suck for me and take away from other activities (you know, like work that pays the bills, or doing the actual reading). Maybe I just need to better develop my time management skills? Sigh, I’m just not sure that I can justify the $10/month right now.

  6. Jamie says:

    Could we sign up on a monthly basis? Like, for example, if we know our next month is SLAMMED and reading will have to be on the back burner, could we bow out and not get charged for that month?

  7. Alison Holliday says:

    This is like an early Christmas present! I was so excited about the summer reading club but very hesitant since I have strong feelings about facebook and I didn’t previously have a facebook profile and truly didn’t want one.

    This is perfect! All the books and none of the hassle!

    As an avid reader completely surrounded by non-readers (at work, home etc) and often teased for it, it’s so good to have somewhere to let my booknerd flag fly!

    Thank you!

  8. Joan says:

    Love this bookish space online to connect with other readers! I am already signed up and enjoying the community! The Summer book series was a fabulous experience and I am looking forward to enjoying many more books!

  9. Elvira says:

    Oh I would love to do this but… English is not my mother tongue and if I want to keep up, I’ll have to find translations. I’m a bit afraid a lot of books won’t easily be available here (especially not in my library) and big part of the fun will be gone that way… Thanks for posting the calendar, I’ll check it out and hope for the best…

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