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Books are something social - a writer speaking to a reader - so I think making the reading of a book the center of a social event, the meeting of a book club, is a brilliant idea.
Yann Martel

Meaning of "book club" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF BOOK CLUB

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF BOOK CLUB

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Book club is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES BOOK CLUB MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of book club in the English dictionary

The definition of book club in the dictionary is a club that sells books at low prices to members, usually by mail order, esp on condition that they buy a minimum number.


WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE BOOK CLUB

book
book cover
book end
book fair
book group
book in
book into
book jacket
book knowledge
book learning
book lover
book of account
Book of Changes
Book of Common Prayer
book of hours
Book of Kells
Book of Mormon
book of original entry
Book of Psalms
book off

WORDS THAT END LIKE BOOK CLUB

breakfast club
chess club
club
comedy club
country club
fan club
Four-H club
gentlemen´s club
glee club
golf club
health club
in the club
jazz club
motorcycle club
on the club
pony club
social club
strip club
supper club
yacht club
youth club

Synonyms and antonyms of book club in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «book club» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF BOOK CLUB

Find out the translation of book club to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of book club from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «book club» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

书友会
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

club de lectura
570 millions of speakers

English

book club
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

पुस्तक क्लब
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

نادي الكتاب
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

книжный клуб
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

clube do Livro
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

বই ক্লাব
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

club de lecture
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kelab Buku
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Buchgemeinschaft
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ブッククラブ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

북 클럽
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Klub buku
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

câu lạc bộ sách
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

புத்தக மன்றம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

पुस्तक क्लब
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kitap Kulübü
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

club del libro
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

klub książki
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

книжковий клуб
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

club de carte
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

book club
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

boekklub
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

bokklubb
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

bokklubb
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of book club

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «BOOK CLUB»

The term «book club» is very widely used and occupies the 21.500 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «BOOK CLUB» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «book club» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «book club» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about book club

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6 QUOTES WITH «BOOK CLUB»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word book club.
1
Jami Attenberg
Maybe just as many women writers as male writers could be billed as the next great American writer by their publisher. Maybe book criticism sections could review an equal amount of female and male writers. Maybe Oprah could start putting some books by women authors in her book club, since most of her audience is women.
2
Tim Federle
My mother had a book club that would dissolve into opening wine.
3
Martha MacIsaac
If I grew up with a dysfunctional family, I would eventually start a book club.
4
Yann Martel
Books are something social - a writer speaking to a reader - so I think making the reading of a book the center of a social event, the meeting of a book club, is a brilliant idea.
5
Clay Shirky
Facebook is not very good at dealing with named groups; they're not very good at saying, 'We've got this book club and I'm a member and you're not.' But membership is one of the precursors to a lot of social action.
6
Gary Shteyngart
I'd love to have a 19th Century Russian book club where all the members had to act like the pretentious minor noblemen they were reading about.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «BOOK CLUB»

Discover the use of book club in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to book club and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Say You're One of Them
This singular collection will also take the reader inside Nigeria, Benin, and Ethiopia, revealing in beautiful prose the harsh consequences for children of life in Africa.
Uwem Akpan, 2008
2
The End of Your Life Book Club
This is the inspiring true story of a son and his mother, who start a “book club” that brings them together as her life comes to a close.
Will Schwalbe, 2012
3
The Mother-Daughter Book Club
The book club is about to get a makeover.
Heather Vogel Frederick, 2010
4
The Jane Austen Book Club
Dedicated Austenites will delight in unearthing the echoes of Austen that run through the novel, but most readers will simply enjoy the vision and voice that, despite two centuries of separation, unite two great writers of brilliant social ...
Karen Joy Fowler, 2005
5
The Invention of Wings: With Notes
The newest Oprah’s Book Club 2.0 selection: this special eBook edition of The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd features exclusive content, including Oprah’s personal notes highlighted within the text, and a reading group guide.
Sue Monk Kidd, 2014
6
The Twelve Tribes of Hattie (Oprah's Book Club 2.0 Digital ...
The newest Oprah’s Book Club 2.0 selection: this special eBook edition of The Twelve Tribes of Hattie by Ayana Mathis features exclusive content, including Oprah’s personal notes highlighted within the text, and a reading group guide.
Ayana Mathis, 2012
7
Gone Girl: A Novel
THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy Dunne’s fifth wedding anniversary.
Gillian Flynn, 2012
8
Daily Rituals: How Artists Work
. . Karl Marx . . . Woody Allen . . . Agatha Christie . . . George Balanchine, who did most of his work while ironing . . . Leo Tolstoy . . . Charles Dickens . . . Pablo Picasso . . .
Mason Currey, 2013
9
The Book Thief
HERE IS A SMALL FACT - YOU ARE GOING TO DIE 1939.
Markus Zusak, 2008
10
Robin Ince's Bad Book Club
This book will guide you through the hinterland of celebrity autobiography, unearthing underappreciated classics such as those by It Ain’t Half Hot Mum’s Don Estelle and the brother of a former PM (MAJOR MAJOR).
Robin Ince, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «BOOK CLUB»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term book club is used in the context of the following news items.
1
BAMBERG-DENMARK 50 THINGS/DAY 17: Library began with …
The Friday Afternoon Book Club initiated library service in Bamberg by opening a small library in 1922. The library was located on the campus ... «The Times and Democrat, Jul 15»
2
Library to Host World War Z Book Club
Adults are invited to celebrate summer reading by participating in an August 11 discussion of World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War ... «ithaca.com, Jul 15»
3
Senior Book Club: Sophie Echeverria
Join us to discuss "Look Both Ways Before Breaking the Law: A Rowdy Memoir" and "When in Doubt, Step on the Gas: A Ragged Memoir" by Sophie Echeverria. «Jackson Hole News&Guide, Jul 15»
4
The Lives of Women by Christine Dwyer Hickey is the new Irish …
The Lives of Women by Christine Dwyer Hickey is the new Irish Times Book Club choice for July. Reviewing the novel in The Irish Times earlier ... «Irish Times, Jul 15»
5
Book Club to host regular chess afternoons
image THE East Grinstead Chess Club is going to convene regularly at John Pye's High Street Book Shop on Wednesday afternoons from ... «East Grinstead Online, Jul 15»
6
Cazenovia Book Club examines 'women's war'
Cazenovia >> The Open Evening Book Club for adults at the Cazenovia Public Library will meet Wednesday, July 8 at 7 p.m. in the Story ... «Oneida Dispatch, Jul 15»
7
Book club get-togethers are about more than books
BOOK CLUB!!!” Technically, it wasn't “book club,” as the group I belong to takes the summer off from mandatory reading. But it was dinner. «Timesonline.com, Jul 15»
8
Jim's Pseudo-Intellectual Book Club LX
Here are previous recommendations from Jim's Pseudo-Intellectual Book Club. [-] “Ghost Soldiers: The Forgotten Epic Story of World War II's ... «Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette, Jul 15»
9
Podcast: the Book Club meets Eoin McNamee
The latest book in the Irish Times Book Club is Eoin McNamee's Blue is the Night. The author joined Martin Doyle and two Book Club readers in ... «Irish Times, Jul 15»
10
Greetings from Maycomb (WSJ Book Club)
WSJ Book Club host James McBride, author of “The Good Lord Bird” and “The Color of Water,” finds the small town of Maycomb, Alabama ... «Wall Street Journal, Jul 15»

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