Posted on December 27, 2022 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Last week, we heard from the Guardian on what it was like to be part of one celebrity book club.

This week, we're taking a decidedly different turn, with a book club that the New York Times recently covered ... or uncovered.

It's called the Perverted Book Club, and if you live in New York City, watch out — they might be hosting a reading in an everyday, mundane location.

For instance, the basement of a Sbarro Pizza.

The group makes an effort to meet in a "nontraditional reading space," where members can read aloud steamy material of any kind — love letters, reviews of intimacy-related products, songs, and more.

Why? It seems the idea is simply to bring together fans of erotica and to make the subject matter itself a little less shameful.

You can read a mostly clean report on the Perverted Book Club in the NY Times.

But, if you prefer your book clubs on the more traditional side, head instead to The Atlantic.

Earlier this year, the magazine consulted librarians, professors, and literary professionals on how to run a successful (and traditional) book club.

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