Books, WIPs, + Sips

A virtual book club hosted by Hooks, Books, & Wanderlust


Come on in and grab a seat. I hope you brought your current WIP and favorite drink! I’m so excited that you’re here and you want to find out more about this little virtual book club of ours! It had been on my mind for a while and I finally decided to go for it in March of 2020. It’s been a fun way of getting to know members of our yarn community while chatting about shared books and working on WIPs! So let me tell you all about it!

Books, WIPs, + Sips Book Club (BWSBC for short) is a virtual book club that meets on Instagram Stories Live every last Tuesday of the month to discuss the book we’ve been reading, and you’re invited! Each month, a member from our yarny community will join me as a guest host and you’ll have the opportunity to get to know them a bit before we dive into the book discussion, all while enjoying a little bevy and working on one of your WIPs. Think of it as a Meet the Maker + Book Club + Sip and Stitch.

When: The Last Tuesday of Every Month at 7pm CST
Where: Instagram Stories Live
Why: Because books and yarn, duh ๐Ÿ˜‰

How It Works

During our Live, I will have a guest host join me for the ultimate post-mortem on that month’s book.  It’ll be a fun way to get to know other members of our community. We’ll play some This or That with our guest host, there will be lots of viewer interaction, I’ll give a quick synopsis of the book (without spoilers) and announce the following month’s title, then I’ll give a spoiler warning and the real talk is on!

While we fully intend to discuss titles under the premise that everyone has read them, if you haven’t read the book being discussed, you can still join us at the beginning for a spoiler-free discussion. I’ll always give you an advanced warning before we get into the spoiler part of the discussion. I certainly don’t want to ruin anything for you!

If you miss the meeting or finished the book and want to catch up, I will post replays on my Instagram and YouTube channel. In the captions/descriptions, I will always state the next month’s book as well, so you don’t have to worry about missing a thing!

I will post my spoiler-free review of the book here on my blog usually about two weeks before the Live, which will re-confirm the details of the next meeting.

Currently Reading

Current Selection: Spells for Forgetting by Adrienne Young
Date: November 29th at 7pm CST
Guest Host: Will be announced when my review goes live! Want to know sooner? Sign up for my email newsletter and you’ll be the first to know!

Each new book pick and meeting date is announced in the first half of each book club discussion. Here’s where you can find the current month’s book pick info:

  • My email newsletter – Sign up and select “Books, WIPs, + Sips” as one of your interests, you’ll get early guest announcement notice, reminders and replay links, ICYMI
  • On Instagram
    • In my profile, below my picture, next to “BWSBC”
    • In my Instagram Videos Books, WIPs, + Sips Series, in the caption of the most recent video
  • On YouTube, in my Books, WIPs, + Sips Playlist, View Full Playlist, in the description of the most recent video

By far the best way to make sure you don’t miss anything is to sign up for my email newsletter! I send out the new month’s title and announce my guest host for the evening in the monthly newsletter on the first Wednesday of the month. I will also send out a reminder and a link to my spoiler-free review two weeks before our date, as well as a final reminder the morning of book club. And if you miss it, I’ll send out a link to the replay so you don’t miss a thing!

Be sure to sign up for my newsletter and select Books and Books, WIPs, + Sips as one of your interests so you don’t miss anything!

Previous Book Picks

Whether you’re looking for a good read or want to view past lives, you can always catch the replays linked in their respective posts here on the blog! Replays are posted on Instagram and YouTube as their own series/playlist, or you can get to them from my spoiler-free reviews here on the blog. If you would like to see previous BWSBC picks, click below!

Bring your WIP and something to sip, then get ready to dish! I can’t wait to see you there!


P.S. Think you might like to join me as a co-host sometime? Click the button below to volunteer as tribute…I mean volunteer to guest-host. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I’d love to chat with you and get to know you better!

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