After all these years I am still in a bunch of reading groups. The ones I attend have members who actually read the books and we actually discuss them. Sometimes I read books I would not otherwise have picked. Sometimes lately I opt out and decide not to read the chosen book and then I don't attend the meeting. Mostly I am enriched both by the books we pick and the discussions we have.
Here is what these groups will be reading in August:
The New Book Club (we are a splinter group of an older club)
Are you in a reading group? Why? What are you reading in August?