December 2019 Spotlight: Westmoreland Club Book Club
Our December Spotlight Group comes from Wilkes-Barre Pennsylvania and thinks outside the box!
The Westmoreland Club Book Club was established eleven years ago as apart of an experimental club within a club offered to Westmoreland Club members. I was asked to run the club then, and I remain its leader. We started with a handful of members, only one of which was a gentleman, but eventually we grew to our current membership of 29. Our group consists of all ages, and single, married, or partnered, and 50% of our group are men.
Author Sujata Massey takes us behind the scenes of The Widows of Malabar Hill and her new historical mystery series set in India.
For her interview with Reading Group Choices, Sujata Massey speaks about the political and cultural climate of 1920s India, the issues confronting women then and now, and how she constructs a mystery…
Reading Group Choices: Perveen originally wishes to study literature, but her father wants her to study law — which later she embraces and realizes how valuable her contributions can be. Can you talk about that decision to originate the desire for law outside of Perveen herself?
Reading Group Choices climbs to Denver and the Rocky Mountains for the next stop on our Book Group City Tour!
Most people are familiar with Denver as the “Mile High City,” a great place to visit to eat quality fresh food, explore natural sights, and bask in the near-constant sunshine. But did you know Denver is also home to a lively bookstore and book group scene? This city goes the extra mile when it comes to providing a variety of choices for reading groups. From digital clubs to meetings with acclaimed authors, we give you a run down of where to find other readers up in the mountains.
Every season has its reader (we offered up some summer picks here!), but autumn holds a special place in the heart for readers. Reading Group Choices presents this list of books to read by a fire. After the back-to-school madness, the falling temperature allows us to pull up our favorite blankets, turn off our phones, and spend a long evening in the pages of a book.
Classics, mysteries, and reflections on passing time: these titles capture the essence of fall. Build a cozy fire and thank the chilly weather for giving you a reason to stay indoors!
Reading Group Choices is pleased to share the Women’s National Book Association (WNBA) Great Group Reads 2019 list, part of their National Reading Group Month initiative!
This annual month-long celebration provides an opportunity for reading groups worldwide to celebrate their accomplishments and plan for the future. It’s also a perfect time to join or start a reading group! Every October, WNBA organizes events nationwide and announces an annual list of book selections for reading groups: Great Group Reads.
Great Group Reads 2019
The Affairs of the Falcóns by Melissa Rivero
All You Can Ever Know: A Memoir by Nicole Chung
The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson
Death of a Rainmaker by Laurie Loewenstein
The Girls at 17 Swann Street by Yara Zgheib
Haben: The Deafblind Woman Who Conquered Harvard Law by Haben Girma
The Honey Bus: A Memoir of Loss,
Celebrate wine, cocktails, and reading with these drink recipes inspired by the French Revolution and the new novel Ribbons of Scarlet!
Starting a Revolution
Six celebrated authors of historical fiction—Kate Quinn, Stephanie Dray, Laura Kamoie, E. Knight, Sophie Perinot, and Heather Webb—joined to create Ribbons of Scarlet, a timely story of the power of women to start a revolution and change the world.
In late eighteenth-century France, women did not have a place in politics. But as the tide of revolution rose,