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Our 2017 Favorite Books Winners Are…

Thank you to everyone who filled out our 2017 survey!

The Winners of our survey drawing to win a gift certificate to a local bookstore and a package of RGC-recommended books for your entire group are. . .

The Secret Society of Rabid ReadersThe Secret Society of Rabid Readers
Decorah, Iowa

The Secret Society of Rabid Readers is a spin-off group of a larger public library book discussion group.  The public library group has everyone read the same title for book discussion once a month. When the larger group decided it didn’t want to meet in the summer,

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Reading Group Choices Q&A with Devin Murphy

Devin Murphy’s debut novel The Boat Runner charts the coming-of-age story of a Dutch man during WWII

History comes to life in this stunning novel with a moral dilemma at its core

702WI: What book changed your life?​
Devin Murphy: All the King’s Men by Robert Penn Warren. When I first starting writing, Warren’s novel gave me a sense of how flawed, yet complex, a character could be and showed me that if such a character has a big story to tell, you have the makings of a great novel.

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Reading Group Choices Q&A with David McGlynn

Author David McGlynn explores the many surprises of fatherhood in his new memoir One Day You’ll Thank Me

Experience the small, often hilarious, moments common among parents of young children in this heartfelt book

David McGlynn recently visited 702WI, the home of Reading Group Choices, to read and discuss his work with an audience. David also kindly took the time to answer our Q&A after he shared part of his memoir.

702WI: What book changed your life?

David McGlynn: Shot in the Heart by Mikal Gilmore.

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RGC Survey Results 2017

Our discerning RGC Readers have spoken in our annual survey and we’re pleased to present the favorite books in each genre from 2017—novels that take readers around the world and back in time; nonfiction that focuses on everything from humor to science to mortality; and a lively mix of young adult books.

Has your group read all of these terrific books yet?

2017 Favorite Fiction Reads from RGC

1. Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf
2. The Paris Architect by Charles Belfoure

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Readers Answer Why They Love Book Groups

Readers Love Book Group

Our Readers’ 2017 RGC Survey Results Are In!

Why do RGC readers love book groups so much? We were curious, so we asked you in our annual survey. Check out the reasons why book lovers across the country love gathering and gabbing about their favorite books.



1. Camaraderie, Friendship, & The People!

Many of our readers reported how much they love getting together with similarly book-obsessed friends not only to discuss books but also share social time, food, and—of course—wine.

2. Different Perspectives

Whether it’s reading a memoir set in another country,

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Reading Group Choices Q&A with Kate Moore

New York Times bestselling author Kate Moore digs into a little-known history in her most recent book.

Kate Moore

Moore’s The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women is the incredible true story of the women who fought America’s undark danger.

Kate Moore recently visited 702WI, the home of Reading Group Choices, to read and discuss her work with an audience. Kate also kindly took the time to answer our Q&A after she shared part of her inspiring book.

702WI: What book changed your life?​
Kate Moore: What the **** is Normal? 

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