Riot Headline The Best Hardcover and Paperback Deals of the Amazon Book Sale (UPDATED May 17, 2024)
Humor

The 14 People You Find in Any Book Club

Elizabeth Allen

Staff Writer

Lifelong book lover, Elizabeth Allen managed to get a degree in something completely unrelated that she never intends to use. She’s a proud Connecticut native who lives in a picturesque small town with her black olive-obsessed toddler daughter, her prom date-turned-husband, and her two dim-witted cats Penny Lane and Gretchen Wieners. She spends her days trying to find a way to be paid to read while drinking copious amounts of coffee, watching episodes of Gilmore girls until the DVDs fail, waiting for her husband to feed her, and being obnoxiously vain about her hair. Elizabeth’s work can be found at www.blackwhitereadbooks.com, where she is currently reading and reviewing all of the books referenced in Gilmore girls. She is also the cohost of two podcasts discussing the work of Amy Sherman-Palladino (“Under the Floorboards” and “Stumbling Ballerinas”). Basically, her entire goal in life is to be a bookish Lorelai Gilmore. She clearly dreams big. Twitter: @BWRBooks

Book clubs are a melting pot for all different types of readers. Today, we take a look at the various personalities I’ve come across in my book club days.

The person who hates every book they didn’t pick.

via GIPHY

The person who is always just finishing the book as people are arriving to the discussion.

via GIPHY

The person who never finishes and gets salty about spoilers.

via GIPHY

The person who needs you to know they’ve read every book… ever.

via GIPHY

The person who desperately tries to find symbolism in the most mundane details.

via GIPHY

The person who waxes poetic about the smell of books every.damned.time.

via GIPHY

The person who is really just there for the wine.

via GIPHY

The person who you swear read an entirely different book.

via GIPHY

The person who doesn’t remember a single detail about the book.

via GIPHY

The person who will refuse to read a book based solely on the cover art.

via GIPHY

The person who refuses to break out of their comfort zone.

via GIPHY

The person who has been in the book club for years and wants you to acknowledge it.

via GIPHY

The person who talks about every book… except the one being discussed.

The person who rails against ebooks, audiobooks, book-to-movie adaptations, French flaps, the general demise of the literary world.

via GIPHY

The twist?

All of those people are me.  I am all of those people.