100 Book Club Names So Clever, They Should Win a Pulitzer

You've picked a juicy read, and you've gathered a group of fellow book lovers. Now all you need is a great book club name—and we've got you covered.

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There’s nothing like curling up with a good book and diving into worlds unknown. But when that last page is turned and you’re ready to rehash the Best Book Ever with a friend, where can you turn? That’s where book clubs come in! These social groups give you the opportunity to unite with like-minded readers, talk about books—and maybe sip a glass of wine (or two). And sure, you can just call it “Book Club,” but as we know with our favorite books, the title is really what grabs you. Luckily for you, we’ve got a whole list of good book club names for your reading crew.

Of course, you can always join an online book club (hello, Reader’s Digest Book Club!). But if you’re looking for in-person interaction, you’re going to want to start your own. You can focus on a specific genre: Swoony romance novels? Mystery books? Fantasy books? All you need is a group of fellow readers and some good book club name ideas. (After all, you’ll want to nickname your readers to give the group text chat a good name!)

If you’re stuck on the best names to call your book club, don’t fret. Like picking a winning team name or clever trivia team name, settling on a standout book club name takes some brainstorming. To help you out, we’ve rounded up a few, ahem, novel ideas for what you can name your book club.

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Funny book club names

  • The Book Covergirls
  • Shelf Care
  • The Text Best Thing
  • Paperback Riders
  • Read, Write and Booze
  • The Bookies
  • The Book Marks
  • Title Fight
  • One More Chapter
  • Reading Between the Wines
  • The Read Riding Hoods
  • Prose Before Bros
  • Book Besties
  • Textual Tension
  • Read-y or Not
  • As the Book Worms
  • We Like Big Books (and We Cannot Lie)
  • Finale Cats
  • The Epiloguers
  • Sequel Chasers

Speaking of funny names, if you haven’t given your router one of these funny Wi-Fi names, what are you waiting for? It’s time to give yourself (and your neighbors) a good chuckle.

Literary-inspired book club names

  • Leave It to the Prose
  • Dickens Pickins
  • Shakespeare, Rattle & Roll
  • Simile Like You Mean It
  • The Drama Club
  • The Write Stuff
  • The Story So Far
  • Tale Waggers
  • Between the Lines
  • A New Chapter
  • Sashay, Brontë
  • Wuthering Writes
  • From Ayn to Zusak
  • Orwell’s That Ends Well
  • Awesome Austens
  • The Plot Twists
  • The Critical Darlings
  • Literally Amazing
  • The Bibliophiles
  • Bucket List Books

On the hunt for more clever names? You’re in luck: We have more than 100 sweet nicknames for girlfriends, boyfriends and even BFFs, so you can take your pick. You’re guaranteed to find one to suit your No. 1.

Mystery-inspired book club names

  • Sherlocked and Loaded
  • True Crime Crew
  • Sleuths on the Loose
  • Clues Encounters
  • Gumshoes and Gabbers
  • Guess Whodunit
  • The Detective Agency
  • The P.I. Posse
  • Investigation Station
  • Code Breakers
  • License to Thrill
  • Mystery Mavens
  • The Butler Did It
  • Red Herrings
  • Book Club Is My Alibi
  • The Hunch Bunch
  • The Usual Suspects
  • Criminal Element
  • The Covert Operatives
  • Caught Read-Handed

If this list has you itching to pick up a twisty read, don’t sweat it. We have the best thrillers and cozy mysteries for you to browse.

Romance-inspired book club names

  • The Bodice Rippers
  • The Swooners
  • Stud Finders
  • Kiss and Tell Club
  • The Hot Takes
  • Love Letters
  • Heart Beats
  • The New Romantics
  • Books of Love
  • The Rom-Comers
  • Steamy Does It
  • Rated R for Reading
  • Flirty Fiction
  • In Search of Happily Ever After
  • Books to Swipe Right On
  • Heartthrob Hangout
  • Book Boyfriends
  • Let’s Judge a Book by Its Lover
  • The Meet-Cuties
  • Starry-Eyed Stories

Whether your book club has hopped on the Colleen Hoover train or prefers other romance book series, the sweet and spicy book club names above will make sure everyone knows the group is all about swoon-worthy fiction.

Fantasy-inspired book club names

  • The Journey Begins
  • Epic Adventurers
  • Heroes, Heroines and Hangouts
  • Enchanted Reads
  • The Fellowship of the Reads
  • The Crystal Ballers
  • Broomsticks and Books
  • The Book Coven
  • Swords and Stories
  • Game of Tomes
  • Fabulous Fables
  • Myth Understood
  • Legendary Stories
  • The Grimoire Club
  • The Underworld Explorers
  • Books of Lore
  • Once Upon a Tome
  • Flights of Fantasy
  • Bibbidi Bobbidi Books
  • The Magician’s Corner

Book clubs that dive into stories of far-off lands are sure to find a favorite among the names above, which were inspired by everything from classic novels (spot the riff on Lord of the Rings!) to fantasy tropes.

Book club must-haves

You’ve assembled your book club crew, sorted through our list of book club names and picked the one that suits your vibe. Now what? It’s time for the special additions that’ll make your club really rock, like matching retro-cool shirts, clip-on book lights for those late-night reading sessions and, of course, book-themed wine charms to help you and your club-mates keep track of whose pinot is whose while you chat the night away.

And with that, you’re ready to start reading! Pick a book worth discussing, give it a read, then sit back for a chat with your favorite bookworms.

Cara Lynn Shultz
Cara Lynn Shultz is the author of Spellbound, Spellcaster and The Dark World. She has written about entertainment, lifestyle, humor and pop culture for Billboard, People, Logo TV, The Guardian UK, Us Weekly and Forbes. Cara lives with her family near her native New York City, where she writes words. Sometimes sense make they.