The Huffington Post Book Club was a new kind of online community around reading.
We interacted with readers on social media and Google Hangouts, hacking the Huffington Post liveblog tool to bring new voices into the conversation. We traveled to meet readers and authors at events in independent bookstores across the country - sometimes dressing up for the occasion.
The books we chose with our community were about Islam, teenage cancer, fantastical circuses, mental health, geek culture, America's treatment of its veterans - all the time curating and encouraging discussion across a variety of online platforms.
We were honored to be joined in our live discussions by veterans and doctors, a teenage boy getting chemotherapy and a Pulitzer Prize winner. There's never been a Book Club like it.
"The idea of an online book club isn’t a new one, but the HuffPost Books’s execution of the idea is absolutely fresh and innovative."
-- Jen Marshall, Publicist, Random House
"The Huffington Post’s book club... is a major step forward in encouraging intellectual discussion."
-- Karl Marlantes, author of What It Is Like To Go To War
"It only makes sense the book club, the catchall for all those insights and feelings born off the page, is adapting to what it means to read a book today." -- Nieman Journalism Lab
Co-created with Annemarie Dooling, Zoë Triska