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Best of the Best Books 2019

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Reading Group Choices has sorted through the numerous best book lists out there to compile our annual “best of the best” reads!

Did you read all of the books that you wanted to in 2019? If the year passed too quickly, not to worry. We searched for the fiction, nonfiction, and young adult titles we recommended in 2019 that also appeared on one (or more) of the favorite lists from:

BookRiot, Indiebound, Kirkus Reviews, Library Journal, Parnassus Books, Powell’s, Publishers Weekly, School Library Journal, Washington Post

Check out these best of the best books below!

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Most Popular Books 2019

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In our monthly newsletter, we share the two most popular books on the Reading Group Choices site for that month. It always brings a bit of excitement, and we’ve gathered the top picks for a look back at 2019!

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


The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris is is one of our book group favorites for 2018One of our recommended books is Women Rowing North by Mary Pipher
1. Tattooist of Auschwitz
by Heather Morris


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Reading Group Choices Interview with Tracey Garvis Graves

The Girl He Used to Know by Tracey Garvis Graves

New York Times bestselling author Tracey Garvis Graves talks about her latest novel, The Girl He Used to Know.

For her interview with Reading Group Choices, Tracey Garvis Graves discusses her path as a writer, exploring a character with autism, and what makes romance and relationships work…

Reading Group Choices: The story shifts back and forth in time from 1991 to 2001. Annika and Jonathan both reflect on how they are not the people they used to be, something readers can all relate to on some level. What sort of person were you ten years ago versus now,

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The January Spotlight Group Is…

Morse Lakes Ladies is the January 2020 Spotlight Group on Reading Group Choices

January 2020 Spotlight: Morse Lakes Ladies

Our January Spotlight Group hasn’t missed a monthly meeting in 17 years!

We are the Ladies of the Lake, living in Morse Lakes in Bloomingdale, NJ. We’ve just finished up
our 17th year of book club, and are eagerly awaiting the beginning of our 18th year together.

We meet on a monthly basis: the second Monday of the month is sacrosanct. We are proud to say that we haven’t missed one of our monthly meetings in the 17 years we’ve been together. We enjoy the camaraderie and thought-provoking discussions.

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Reading Resolutions for the New Year

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With 2020 here, many people are thinking about New Years resolutions. And, if you’re the avid reader we think you are, you might be thinking about some reading resolutions for the new year. Reading Group Choices wants to help! Here are six things you can resolve to do as you read in 2020:

1. Read a book with someone.

Challenge a friend to read a book with you. Whether you meet up to talk about the book after finishing it or you set aside time to read together, this resolution can grow your friendships and check a book or two off of your reading bucket list.

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Books to Read in One Sitting

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Give yourself one afternoon…

The holiday season can be full of hustle and bustle. With so many gatherings to attend and items to cross off your to-do list, it can be difficult to carve out time to read a lengthy book. (Even though the wintry weather makes it so tempting to snuggle up with a good read by a fire!) How can you fit your reading fix into your busy schedule? Reading Group Choices has compiled a list of books that a motivated reader can finish in one sitting.

Page turners,

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