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How 'The Read Club' Is Driving Reading Culture Among Young Nigerians

In case you didn't already know, the only thing more satisfying than finishing a great book is finding someone (or a bunch of people) to have a spirited debate about said book with; isn't that what makes book clubs so damn fun?

Well, for those of you who can't be bothered to make the stressful trip to a friend's house or a coffee shop to join the burgeoning book club scene, there's an easier online alternative, The Read Club.

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Launched in December 2014, The Read Club had its first online discussion on Twitter in the first week of 2015 and has been an online book club ever since – growing at an impressive rate. Every week a book is selected and on Sundays, an hour-long discussion ensues.

Speaking with Konbini about his inspiration, the founder (who would rather remain anonymous), said:

"The Read Club started as a way to connect readers who want to share what they read (or have read) with other people and also to leverage on social media as a force for good.

It was meant to challenge, and stimulate engaging conversations centered around books and reading."

About their plan for the future, he continued:

"Starting October, we're personalizing the experience and connecting people in the same cities; there will be physical meetings once a month.

There is also a bookstore in sight with active delivery services. Possibly, a reading app, a website to centralise all channels of communication, connecting readers from all spheres of life.

The Read Club hopes to play an important role in driving the reading culture, meeting people at their most comfortable points and harnessing this to make books fun and enjoyable." 

You can follow The Read Club on their Twitter right here.

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