Literati

Literati is a book club membership like no other. By being a member, you will have an all-access membership to explore a world of exclusive content, author interviews, and celebrity conversations all in one community. Through the website or their easy-to-use app, you can access interviews with their Luminaries and the authors of the books.

This is my third month with Literati and I’ve loved the conversations with people from all over as well as the Luminary, Cheryl Strayed’s, input and discussion about each of her monthly book choices.

Being a member of Literati allows you to be a part of an EXCLUSIVE BOOK CLUB with authors, leaders, visionaries, and YOU! Can you imagine talking about a book with Stephen Curry, Malala, or Susan Orlean? Well, you can with a Literati Book Club membership.

Through the website or their easy-to-use app, you can access interviews with their Luminaries and the authors of the books.

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With a total of 17 Luminaries to choose from, there is certainly a book club for every reader. Based on your own interests, you choose a Luminarie that you think is someone whose recommended books you’d like to read. The website offers some of their previous choices so you can get a feel for who might fit best with your reading tastes.

Check out this video of the January Book Club Choices from the app

I chose to stay with Cheryl Strayed as my Luminary for January. Cheryl Strayed’s previous book club choices have included ON EARTH WE ARE BRIEFLY GORGEOUS, WINTERING, FESTIVAL DAYS, THE SALT PATH, MEMORIAL DRIVE, AND THE FINAL REVIVAL OF OPAL AND NEV. Her book choices often include travel and adventure, can be fiction or memoir, and are often emotional and unputdownable.

This month, Chery Strayed’s Literati Book Club choice is THE BOOK OF FORM AND EMPTINESS by Ruth Ozeki.

I knew very little about this book and until it had arrived in my mailbox, I hadn’t seen much buzz about the book, but now I am seeing it everywhere. It’s been heralded as bold, wise, poignant, playful, humane, and heartbreaking. Here is the synopsis:

One year after the death of his beloved musician father, thirteen-year-old Benny Oh begins to hear voices. The voices belong to the things in his house—a sneaker, a broken Christmas ornament, a piece of wilted lettuce. Although Benny doesn’t understand what these things are saying, he can sense their emotional tone; some are pleasant, a gentle hum or coo, but others are snide, angry and full of pain. When his mother, Annabelle, develops a hoarding problem, the voices grow more clamorous.

At first, Benny tries to ignore them, but soon the voices follow him outside the house, onto the street and at school, driving him at last to seek refuge in the silence of a large public library, where objects are well-behaved and know to speak in whispers. There, Benny discovers a strange new world. He falls in love with a mesmerizing street artist with a smug pet ferret, who uses the library as her performance space. He meets a homeless philosopher-poet, who encourages him to ask important questions and find his own voice amongst the many.

And he meets his very own Book—a talking thing—who narrates Benny’s life and teaches him to listen to the things that truly matter.

The box includes a hardcover copy of the book, a bookmark, a note from Cheryl Strayed about why she chose this book, and a booklet sharing the other Luminarie choices for the month.

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By becoming a member of Literati, you can get access to the following features:

  • Access to all Literati Book Clubs
  • New book recommendations each month
  • Active in-app discussions with thoughtful readers
  • Exclusing invites to author Q & As
  • Members only pricing on any book
  • One curated book, delivered monthly
  • Exclusing printed content with each book
  • Interactive online group discussion with the Luminarie that chose the book

Join a Literati Luminary book club for $26 a month. Save 20% on a yearly subscription by becoming an annual member and enjoy Literati membership for $22 a month. The membership will be active until 12 books are delivered. Literati Luminary membership includes access to all book clubs in our app

Your book club’s Luminary will get the discussion started each month in the Literati app. Open your Literati app to dive into a book discussion. Discuss specific chapters or reply to a thread. We also have monthly Ask The Author events, which are held live on YouTube. There are also lots of ways to continue the discussion with other Literati members that are part of your same Luminary book club while using the Literati app.

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This review is my personal opinion. Literati has gifted this subscription to me, but I receive no commission for sharing this book club.
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