What is a Book Club?

A book club is a reading group, usually consisting of a number of people who read and talk about books based on a topic or an agreed-upon reading list. It’s common for book clubs to choose a specific book to read and discuss at the same time. Formal book clubs meet on a regular basis at a set location. Most book clubs meet monthly in order to give members time to read the next book. Book clubs can be focused on literary critique or on less academic topics. Some book clubs are focused on a certain genre, such as romance or horror. There are even book clubs dedicated to a particular author or series. Whatever reading material you prefer, if you can’t find a book club why not have your own book club of the AERC, University of Karachi.

Why Book Club?

Applied Economics Research Centre (AERC), University of Karachi launching a Book Club to inculcate book reading habit in its students and provide incentive to adopt a positive approach to acquire knowledge by reading books from diversified disciplines and spheres other than text books of their field. Primarily, the purpose of the Book Club / Reading Club is to create an opportunity for students and other people to become enthusiastic and enthralled with the wonderful world of literature. By organizing a reading group it allows people to share the various subjective illusions and opinions generated.

How to Join?

It’s common for groups of friends who enjoy reading to join book club, but if your friends aren’t the literary type you can contact AERC Book Club Coordinator and fill out a membership form. AERC Website shows all the required information and is also a great place to search for names and contacts of other book lovers and name of new and interesting books in your field of interest.

Where Do Book Club Meet?

AERC, University of Karachi, will hold Book Club meetings regularly either monthly or bimonthly. The members will be informed through email about the day and time of the meeting. All members need to register themselves by filling out the standard Book Club membership form.