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Just Read is a come-as-you-are, read-what-you-like online book club and so much more!

This monthly online book club is genre or theme based. Each month, a new genre or theme will be announced and your participation will be on your own and through social media.

Whether you are already an avid reader or want to be, whether you are looking for recommendations or know what you like, whether you are reading for you or reading to someone, Phoenix Public Library is here to help with a little inspiration.

Read what you like and be accountable to yourself.   

Each month, we will announce a book club genre or theme on our website. Read what you like within this genre or theme. Participate throughout the month by posting on social media, tagging Phoenix Public Library and #justreadppl to share, discuss and recommend your book choice.  Or, follow along on your own without posting on social media – it's all good! Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube or visit our website for more about the Just Read online book club.

December's theme is Folklore

A civilization's culture relies on a history of oral and written tradition that keeps its stories and its beliefs thriving and intact. Folklore is a group's shared character and symbolic framework that can be found in literature, music, art, and more. It can be the basis of identify for those that seek to purposefully celebrate it and, yet, it is also simply ingrained in the everyday.

This month, we honor the authentic stories and sentiments that tie together the many cultures to which we belong. We examine our common human threads and share our unique perspectives with one another.

See below for recommendations for all ages.



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​How to participate on social media

Show us what you are reading by posting a photo on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter by tagging Phoenix Public Library and including #justreadppl and we may share your photo to help inspire the reading lists of others! Share book reviews, too! 

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