Creating a virtual book club

Following the recent announcement from Justin Welbey and John Sentamu that all public worship within the Church of England will be put on hold due to the Covid-19 outbreak, we begin to see how we need to make adjustments to the way that we live our lives. 

As many of us start to self-isolate, there are plenty of changes happening. It may mean that you’re not able to leave your house as often as you’d like or you’re not regularly seeing friends or family members. What’s for certain is that your day to day routine is probably being impacted considerably. 

But self-isolation doesn’t have to be isolating. At least not in every sense of the word. 

With the technology we know today there are many ways in which we can make sure we are still carrying on some of things we may have had to otherwise sacrifice – such as church services and even book clubs. 

With the Archbishops saying that the CoF will become ‘a radically different kind of church’ there is every reason that your book club should do the same. 

There’s a wealth of apps at our fingertips it’s easy to make your book club ‘virtual’. Check out our recommendations for free apps that allow you to use video calling as a way of meeting with people to discuss your favourite books. 

We recommend… 

  1. Google Hangouts 

Hangouts is a great free option which allows you to video call with up to 10 people. It can be used on either a phone, laptop, tablet or desktop. 

  1. Skype

Skype is also free to use and can support 50 participants at one time. 

Goodluck with your virtual book club ventures!

Stuck for books to discuss? Check out our new releases this month.