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Welcome to RGC’s New Event Space – 702WI!

Reading Group Choices has opened 702WI, an author event space in Madison, Wisconsin!

If you live in the Madison area, or have friends who do, share the 702WI Events Calendar!

Author Events:
702WI hosts adult and young adult author events for book clubs/reading groups in Madison. Connecting with neighborhood reading groups, and groups from local community centers and organizations is an important and fun way to celebrate books, writers and readers. We hope to inspire lively and thoughtful conversation. The events are creatively designed to connect the reader with the author and book through a small audience,

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Introducing Poetry To Your Reading Group!


We hear from many groups that would like to explore reading poetry but aren’t quite sure how to pick a book, where to start discussion, or how to have fun with it. Not to fear! Read below for tips on how to make poetry fun and how to start your discussion. And don’t forget to check out our post that features some of our favorite poetry books for discussion.

image courtesy of the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives

Ideas From Other Reading Groups

1. Read a book by a local poet, and have them come and speak with your group.

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Poetry Books For Great Conversation

If your group is interested in introducing poetry to your reading list, but isn’t sure how, take a look at the books below for a variety of approaches. Beyond just reading collections of poems, you can also explore essays about poetry, novels written in verse, and memoirs that feature lyric, poetic language. Here are our recommendations for where to start!

If you’d also like some suggestions for fun ways to integrate poems into your group or for approaches to discussing poetry, check out our post that addresses these very questions.



by Mary Oliver

In Upstream,

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Winter Institute & Book Lovers Extravaganza Wrap-up

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
Marina Benjamin,

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Reading Group Choices Annual Survey

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,

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Reading Group Choices Tour Dates

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

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