So Long, Minneapolis!
Thanks to everyone who stopped by our booth at Winter Institute, and to everyone who came out for the book lovers extravaganza event we hosted at Milkweed Books! If you couldn’t attend the event, you can still read below to find out about these wonderful books and authors!
Hala Alyan, Salt Houses
Tricia Levenseller, Daughter of the Pirate King
Little Free Library, a wonderful organization that RGC has partnered with in the past, has just launched a new initiative. Action Book Club (ABC) pairs a love of reading with community service in an effort to strengthen both minds and communities. Any pre-existing book club (or new club!) can sign-up to get involved. Many of the books we recommend here at RGC are also recommendations of ABC so it’s easy to integrate your own group’s reading with an ABC service project. Margret Aldrich of Little Free Library took a few minutes to answer some of our questions about this exciting initiative and provide details about how to sign up.
The Desert Sleuths Book Club!
The February Spotlight Group is The Desert Sleuths Book Club!
The Desert Sleuths started a mystery book club three years ago to accommodate the gals who come to Palm Springs, CA for delightful winter weather.
We are from all over the country and Canada, and enjoy reading, discussing and laughing away an afternoon every month. We have read Defending Jacob, Room, The Husband’s Secret and Bruno, Chief of Police.
The 2016 Annual Favorite Books Survey is Now Available!
Each year Reading Group Choices sends out a survey to learn more about you, our readers, and your favorite books from the year. When you enter the survey you are also entered to win a gift certificate to your local bookstore and a package of RGC-recommended books for your entire group. Based on the responses, we create an annual list of the most popular books and highlight the annual survey winners.
You can enter from now until April 1,
Reading Group Choices participates in book festivals, partners with bookstores, and hosts events all over the country!
We hope to see you at an event this year! And please share these events with your book-loving friends around the country. We are always adding more tour dates and new locations so be sure to check back in!
Greer Macallister at Mystery to Me Books (Madison, WI)
Reading Group Choices Partnership
Monday, March 6th @ 7pm
Quail Ridge Spring Book Club Bash Evening Edition (Raleigh,
RGC Group’s November Book:
A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing by Eimear McBride
Our RGC group’s book for November was Eimear McBride’s A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing. Eimear recently published her second novel, The Lesser Bohemians.
For many of our group members this was the first time reading a novel written with a lyric prose style so we discussed writing style as much as the story itself. The book brought up many important and timely issues to discuss: gender, power, trauma, individuality and perception,