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Finding Bookish Community Online


This month, I sat down with three amazing Bookstagrammers - Grace Filer, Clay Mattox, and Jessica Berg - to talk about the Bookstagram community and each of their unique approaches to being a part of the ecosystem. We talk about a ton of books, but also about talking about books and building community around a shared passion for reading.


Grace Filer is the Cofounder of If Books Could Thrill, a thriller book club in the metro OKC area and she’s been on Bookstagram for 2.5 years.

Grace's Bookstagram: @gracevelynreads


Clay Mattox is a reader who rediscovered a love of books in adulthood. He’s one of the four Book Bros OK on Bookstagram who host book clubs at Bluebird Books in Edmond and Second Story Books in OKC.

Clay's Bookstagram: @madoc_grams_literature and @book_bros_ok


Jessica Berg is a Librarian who works in cancer research & runs multiple monthly book clubs.

Jessica's Bookstagram: @biblioberg


Books and Resources Mentioned on the Show:

Monstrulio - Gerardo Sámano Córdova

House on the Cerulian Sea - TJ Klune

The Women - Kristin Hannah

The Ex Talk - Rachel Lynn Solomon

It - Stephen King

Dreamland Burning - Jennifer Latham

The Outsiders - S.E. Hinton

Fourth Wing - Rebecca Yarros

Wanderers - Chuck Wendig

The Stand - Stephen King

Cell - Stephen King

Under the Dome - Stephen King

Instagram: Michael Laborne

Wayfarers Series - Becky Chambers

Monk and Robot Series - Becky Chambers

Nothing to See Here - Kevin Wilson

The Dark Tower Series - Stephen King

Wayward - Chuck Wendig

Outlander series - Diana Gabaldon


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Music by JuliusH

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