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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

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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…

January

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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The October Spotlight Group Is…

October 2021 Spotlight: Corte Madera Literary and Munching Society (CLAMS)

Our October 2021 Spotlight knows how to celebrate a book with themed costumes and hand made gifts!

 

CLAMS is the name of our book group, which has been meeting since 2008, and has 10 members. CLAMS stands for “Corte Madera Literary and Munching Society.” We meet in Corte Madera, CA, about a half hour north of the Golden Gate Bridge in Northern CA. We choose our books by submitting suggestions in the fall and we then vote electronically via SurveyMonkey,

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