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As the weather turns colder, it’s inevitable that your desire to curl up with a good book grows stronger. But what if there’s no one to talk to about the twist at the end of the thriller you just finished, or the minute details of the political biography you’re slogging through? D.C. residents have it easy, with an immense number of book clubs and discussion groups that offer them the chance to discuss the written word, in all its varieties, with strangers of a similar mind. Whether you’re interested in fiction from halfway around the world or thickly bound volumes on contemporary events, there’s a group for you somewhere in the metro area.

If you’re interested in Europe’s next great novel, try…

Contemporary German Fiction at the Goethe-Institut Washington

Where/when: 1990 K St. NW, Suite 03, the third Monday of the month, 6:30 p.m.

Recent Reads: Measuring the World (Die Vermessung der Welt) by Daniel Kehlmann

If you think book clubs are only for suburban moms, try…

Twentythirtysomething Book Club at Mad Fox Tap Room

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Where/when: 2218 Wisconsin Ave. NW, the fourth Wednesday of the month, 7:30 p.m.

Recent Reads: The Clasp by Sloane Crosley

If you want your books to focus on toppling the patriarchy, try…

Lez Read at Politics & Prose

Where/when: 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW, the second Wednesday of the month, 7:30 p.m.

Recent Reads: Honor Girl by Maggie Thrash

If you want to pair your book with a snack, try…

Voracious: A Foodie Book Club

Where/when: Various times and locations, see the group’s page on for details

Recent Reads: Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain

If you want to read and talk en francais, try…

French Book Discussion Group at Bethesda Library

Where/when: 7400 Arlington Road, Bethesda, the fourth Wednesday of the month, 7:30 p.m.

Recent Reads: Une Promesse by Sorj Chalandon

If you want to keep your subjects hyper local, try…

District Reads at Politics & Prose

Where/when: 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW, second Sunday of the month, 5 p.m.

Recent Reads: D.C. Noir, edited by George Pelecanos

If you like pictures accompanying the text, try…

Graphic Novel Book Club at Southwest Library

Where/when: 900 Wesley Place SW, fourth Wednesday of the month, 7 p.m.

Recent Reads: Ms. Marvel by Willow Wilson