50+ Puntastic And Fun Book Club Names

Carina Pereira

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Carina Pereira, born in ‘87, in Portugal. Moved to Belgium in 2011, and to Rotterdam, The Netherlands, in 2019. Avid reader, changing interests as the mods strikes. Whiles away the time by improvising stand-up routines she’ll never get to perform. Books are a life-long affair, audiobooks a life-changing discovery of adulthood. Selling books by day, writer by night. Contact

Becoming a book club member is exciting: finally, you’re able to talk about the books you read with other people. However, it can be tricky to come up with the best book club names as there are so many things to consider.

I got to thinking, What would I name a book club? and after a bit of brainstorming I realised that I have a real trouble naming things without using puns. Especially with literature, my mind always tries to find the quirky, funny title for things.

Bellow, there are 50+ book club names you can feel free to use: for books you read with boozy companions, for feminist book clubs, your local library book club…I also added a few ideas you can adopt when creating a themed or more specific book club. Don’t forget the most important, though: whatever name you choose, reading together is meant to be fun, and the book club members make the rules of the club. You can also find a printable graphic at the end of this post!

Boozy Book Club Names

You’ve got a group of friends who love both reading and drinking, so you decide to make the best of this combination. Naming the club can go from a general name, to the more specific drinking habits of the group.

  1. The Whiners
  2. The RUMagers
  3. The Bookaholics
  4. The Book Clubbing Club
  5. Gin And Books
  6. Brandy New Book Club

Badass Club Names

Feeling that reading is the most badass thing you can do? Well, you are absolutely right!

Here are a few of the names I’d chosen for the most badass of book clubs:

  1. The Wild Readers
  2. TBR & DNF Book Club; listen, you need courage to admit that your To Be Read pile is starting to haunt you, or to admit that are these many books you didn’t finish reading, so why not create a book club where you all discuss the books you didn’t finish reading, or still want to read but didn’t get around to do it, and feel a bit better about it?
  3. The Stoer Book Club (stoer—pronounced stoor—is the Dutch word for badass, and it sure sounds like it!)
  4. But I Progress Book Club
  5. The C Word Book Club 
  6. The Book Warriors
  7. Outrage Book Club
  8. The Book Watchers; now this last one can go along with a movie vs book debate. While there are people who claim that no movie is ever better than the book, Book Riot has got a few exceptions.

Feminist Club Names

Feminism is still seen by some people (who certainly do not live in 2020) as a dirty word, and we must strive to change that. Offering our time and attention to the wonderful women writers out there is one great way to do fight for equality.

  1. The Riveting Book Club
  2. 8th Of March Book Club
  3. The Book Sisters
  4. Emancipate Book Club
  5. The Book Feminists 
  6. Uterial Motives
  7. Speak Up Book Club
  8. Speak Your Mind Book Club
  9. The Khalo-doscopes
  10. What Is Eyre Book Club
  11. Austempowerment Book Club

Of course, you can easily opt to name your feminist book club with the name of your favourite feminist author, like Maya Angelou Book Club. Simple, and easy, and straight to the point.

Cheesy Book Club Names

Well, we can argue that most of the names I came up with so far could fit into this category, but I went the extra mile just for you.

  1. The Bookworms
  2. The Book Sitters
  3. Books With A Crew
  4. The Book Hoarders
  5. The Mind Readers
  6. How To Book
  7. All Booked
  8. Book Ends Book Club

There’s also a high chance I misunderstood the request and I really was asked for cheese-lovers book club names, so here are a few extra to cover all your needs:

  1. A Gouda Book Book Club
  2. Agree To Diss A Brie Book Club
  3. Edam Good Read Book Club
  4. Parmesan To Read Book Club
  5. Stilton Of Books In TBR Pile Book Club

(Let’s pretend I never wrote these.)

Library Book Club Names

Starting a book club in your town’s library? Here are a few ideas.

  1. The-liberate Book Club
  2. Check ‘Em Out Book Club
  3. The Magic Cart Book Club
  4. Due Date Book Club
  5. The Selection Book Club
  6. Fine Reading Book Club
  7. Booklastic Book Club
  8. The Bib Book Club (biblioteca, or bibliotheek are just two translations for library—in this case, Portuguese and Dutch words—and I think they make for a very nice library book club name)

Children Book Club Names

  1. Where The Wild Books Are Book Club
  2. Book Web Book Club
  3. The Very Bookish Caterpillar
  4. The Garden Of Books
  5. Adventures In Bookland Book Club
  6. Bridge To Fantasy Book Club
  7. The Book Wizards

There are a few formulas to come up with the perfect book club name, and they are, of course, a personal choice, based on personal preferences. If any of those above struck a chord, feel free to use them and share with others!

Want to start your own book club and have no idea how to go about it? Book Riot can help! Check out our post on How To Start A Book Club, the best book club discussion questions, and here are some must-read book club suggestions for this year!