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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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!
Thank you to everyone who filled out our 2017 survey!
The winners of our drawing received a gift certificate to a local bookstore and a package of RGC-recommended books for their entire group. Meet our 2017 favorite book survey winners. . .
The Secret Society of Rabid Readers
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.
Our 2017 survey results are in and along with our readers’ favorite books of the year, we have a list of the top ten read books specifically from Reading Group Choices 2017.
Has your group read all of these terrific books yet?
1. The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katrina Bivald
A heartwarming reminder of why we are booklovers, this is a sweet, smart story about how books find us, change us, and connect us.
Women’s Diversity Book Group
The June Spotlight Group is Women’s Diversity Book Group!
Pictured at their annual local author dinner with featured author, Sabeeha Rehman who talked about her memoir Threading My Prayer Rug.
The group picks books for the year from over 100 choices at a Dutch Treat dinner at a local diner in January; the selections usually focus on these themes: February, Black History Month; March, Women’s History Month; April, local author dinner; May, Asian/Pacific Islander Heritage Month; June, LGBT Pride Month; July, classic written by a woman;