I used to belong to a bookclub in SA…. we’d meet once a month…. rotate the meetings at each person’s house…. and it was brilliant. We’d do things a little differently to the "normal" bookclubs….
We’d pay a monthly "membership fee"…. to the hostess…. who would then go and choose books of her liking…. and we’d then all take turns to read them…. and give a brief review. When everyone had read the books, we’d either return them to the hostess, or donate to charity… .whichever….
That way, we weren’t restricted to the "one book that everyone reads… and to review it"…..format.
To get started, we had all the members "donate" one or two books to the club… so that at the first meeting, everyone could take a book or two home…. it was effectively like a "mobile library"…
I did this for about 3 years…. and have to say, loved it…. 🙂