September 2021 Spotlight: Good Books Good Company (GBGC)
Our September 2021 Spotlight gets involved in promoting reading across Rhode Island with local events!
GBGC (Good Books Good Company) has 15 active members with on average 8-12 in attendance at our bi-monthly meetings. The club has been meeting since 2000. I, Rosanne Trissler (lower far left), joined in 2001 when I came on board as a librarian at La Salle Academy. This has been a steady group – even with the need to “go virtual” this past year. June was the first opportunity that we had to reconvene in person at one of our member’s back yard!
Thank you to all of the great readers who filled out our 2020 Favorite Books survey!
Every year, Reading Group Choices surveys book groups and readers to compile our annual list of Favorite Books. And every year we randomly choose winners who receive a gift certificate to their local independent bookstore, copies of our 2021 annual guide, and a literary tote!
Meet our 2020 favorite books survey winners below (and sign up for our newsletter so you don’t miss the chance to take our 2021 survey!).
TBD (To Be Determined)
Our 2020 survey results are in! And along with our readers’ favorite books of the year, we have a list of the top ten most-read titles specifically from Reading Group Choices 2020.
Has your group read all of these terrific books yet?
Most-Read of 2020
Inspired by the true blue-skinned people of Kentucky and the brave and dedicated Kentucky Pack Horse library service of the 1930s,
Author Bonnie Tsui discusses her new exploration of what draws us into the water, Why We Swim.
For her interview with Reading Group Choices, Tsui talks about lost water arts, equal access to pools, and her dream swimming destination…
Reading Group Choices: There is so much interesting research in this book. What was your research process like?
Bonnie Tsui: Incredibly varied. I dug into historical archives, interviewed paleontologists at their labs, traveled to Japan, Iceland, and elsewhere. I loved every minute of it.
RGC: There are a few central characters and settings: Gudlaugur Fridporsson,
Become a Reading Group Choices Spotlight!
Each month we feature a different book group from around the world on our website and in our eNewsletter as our Spotlight. We include a picture and description of the group, along with the group’s history, favorite books from the year, and anything that makes their members unique. It’s so fun to hear from the variety of groups that are part of the Reading Group Choices community.
To enter to become a Spotlight group, email a picture and description of your group to email@example.com. If your group is chosen,
Welcome to Reading Group Choices 2019:
Our 25th Anniversary Edition!
Welcome to Reading Group Choices 2019, our 25th anniversary edition! The 2019 edition is now available for purchase (eBook and paperback) on our website. We hope you enjoy the variety of fiction, nonfiction, and young adult titles we have recommended this year. Thank you, readers, for your continued support, interest, and passion for books as we celebrate our 25th year!
Have fun choosing your books for the year. We wish you happy reading and discussing!