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The September Spotlight Group Is…

September 2022 Spotlight: Book Club Girls Sparta

Our September 2022 Spotlight gets creative with monthly meetings and celebrations!


Book Club Girls Sparta will be celebrating our 4th anniversary this November. We meet on zoom every January, February, and March, and in person the rest of the year. Our anniversary month, November, is set aside for a big celebration with a holiday cookie exchange, and a wine raffle. This is our highlight and it’s a lot of fun for everyone. What’s better than wine and cookies? We have had our challenges like many groups with covid,

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Most-Viewed Books on Website 2021

In addition to the most-read books of 2021 and our readers’ favorite books of the year, we compiled a list of the most-viewed titles specifically on the RGC website.

We were surprised by the results!

Most Viewed of 2021: All Genres

1. The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune

One of our recommended books is The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune


“Quirk and charm give way to a serious exploration of the dangers of complacency in this delightful, thought-provoking Orwellian fantasy from Klune….

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The July Spotlight Group Is…

July 2022 Spotlight: Athena Readers Book Club

Our July 2022 Spotlight has used the power of technology to stay connected!


The Athena Readers Book Club started in 2016 at the Johnston Branch of the San Antonio Public Library. The “founding members” voted on a title for the group and started with the Veronica Roth’s Divergent series. Over the years we have enjoyed suspenseful mysteries, gory murder thrillers, a couple inspiring biographies and contemporary fiction. We have been hooked on several authors such as Stephen King,

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Best of the Best Books 2021

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Our “best of the best” returns for 2021! We’ve reviewed the end-of-year best book lists out there and narrowed them down into one reference guide.

Overwhelmed by what to read from the past year? We’ve gathered the fiction, nonfiction, and young adult titles we recommended in 2021 that also appear on one (or more) of the favorite lists from:

BookRiot, Kirkus Reviews, Library Journal, Women & Children First, New York Times, Publishers Weekly, School Library Journal,

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Most Popular Books 2021

Monthly calendar

We’ve gathered the most popular books in 2021 for a look back at the year! In each of our monthly newsletters, we share the top two most-viewed titles on the Reading Group Choices site for that month.

Here are the titles — a mix of fiction, nonfiction, and young adult — that caught our readers’ attention from January to December: the most popular books in 2021. Do you remember these great reads? See if they match your own group’s most popular books…


One of our recommended books is The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune    One of our recommended books is Black Buck by Mateo Askaripour


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The November Spotlight Group Is…

November 2021 Spotlight: Meg’s Book Group

Our November 2021 Spotlight dedicated their group name to one of their members in her honor

Meg’s Book Group was formed by a group of teachers and other staff from Lincoln Elementary School in Madison, WI, decades ago. Soon, parents wormed their way in and we’ve been meeting steadily ever since with some new members joining while others left. Our group is now 8 regular members mostly in our late 50s and early 60s.

Over the years, we’ve become good friends and share more than just book discussions.

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