After a 6-year stint in her motherland, India, Jade returned to Kuwait to reconnect with old friends only to find them gone. Thus started the herculean task of looking for like-minded people who enjoyed reading and engaging in intellectual conversations. Book clubs would have been an ideal place to find these elusive people but unfortunately none existed in Kuwait at the time, none that suited Jade at least. Taking a leap of faith, she founded ‘Kuwait Bibliophiles’, a non-traditional book-club.
This was back in 2012 and since then the Kuwait Bibliophiles has grown by leaps & bounds. It is a community of readers from different walks of life. Unlike traditional book-clubs, members are free to read a book of their choice. They discuss anywhere between 6 to 12 books during their fortnightly sessions thereby encouraging members to broaden their literary horizons by exploring new genres. Meetings are spent discussing dystopian worlds, gushy romances, action packed thrillers, classics, gut-wrenching memoirs and more!
The book-club is home to new expats and locals. Diversity reigns supreme in this little corner of the universe. It’s a close-knit group of warm (and sometimes loud) people who will welcome you with open arms and truckloads of brownies. The club is an ideal meeting place which will help you reconnect with reading in a way like no other. It also serves as an escapism from the busyness of life.
Reading helps you delve into someone else’s mind and see things from a new perspective. It gives your brain a killer workout and helps you de-stress from the world and its myriad problems. If you’re looking for a new hobby, cultivate the habit of reading. It engages your imagination, improves vocabulary and stimulates creativity. What are you waiting for? Pick up a book, bury your nose in it and join the bookworms at Kuwait Bibliophiles for a dose of much deserved bookish banter.
If you would like to be a part of this amazing community,
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