From January to June, readers have already been introduced to a host of debut authors in 2021!
We’re proud to offer a selection of first-time novelists and memoirs, adult and YA alike, that we’ve recommended so far this year on Reading Group Choices. Take a chance with one of these new voices! Find discussion questions, interviews, and extras below for a lively discussion with your group. We’re already looking forward more debut authors in 2021, and a second half as lively as the first…
Ready to discover your new favorite author?
by Mateo Askaripour
June 2021 Spotlight: Convivial Readers, Divas, and Darlings Book Group
Our June 2021 Spotlight comes from the Pacific Northwest and has been sharing good company for 15 years!
After fifteen years, and a hundred twelve books later, our book group in Bellingham, WA, has
certainly covered some literary territory.
Our initial group was formed of work colleagues who, after years of working together in the school district, realized that we enjoyed each others’ company and shared a mutual love of reading. Our first book was The Highest Tide by Jim Lynch.
Our Book Group City Tour travels the great state of Mississippi to explore its literary heritage and iconic bookstores!
From Civil War sites to the Delta Blues Museum, Mississippi stands out as a state with a lot of history. Mississippi’s capital, Jackson, is home to the Freedom Trail, commemorating Civil Rights events and noteworthy individuals, as well as landmarks on the Mississippi Writers Trail. Oxford boasts the University of Mississippi (“Ole Miss”) and attractions for writers and artists that make it “the Cultural Mecca of the South”. From the northern part of the state to the delta,
May 2021 Spotlight: Litsy Book Club
Our May 2021 Spotlight connects with over 24,000 followers online!
I am the book club host of the Litsy Book Club, now four years strong. We are a dynamic bunch of women from across the country, and now even in Germany! We live in North Carolina, Missouri, Maryland, Kansas, Colorado and California. We Zoom our meetings once a month. We have had numerous authors join us, and some of us have even met them in person at book festivals.
We read a variety of books each year based on member recommendations.
April 2021 Spotlight: American Association of University Women (AAUW)
Our April 2021 Spotlight advances gender equality for women and girls!
I belong to the book group that is part of the Oakdale-Riverbank-Escalon branch of American Association of University Women (AAUW) in California. I first joined this group in 1993, but it had been in existence for years before that. AAUW is a group dedicated to advancing gender equity for women and girls through research, education, and advocacy. Our local branch has been very involved in programs involving junior high and high school girls.
Our book group reads and discusses a variety of genre,
We roll into Detroit for our next Book Group City Tour in search of book clubs and readerly events!
This historic city has profited in recent years from a vibrant and growing artistic community. Readers will find a variety of literary offerings in Detroit, from classic book clubs to iconic bookstores to bibliophiles who celebrate their love of all things bookish. We’ve compiled a list of options to keep you connected, in person or virtually. Even if some groups are less active now, get in touch to be notified when events begin again. Ready to read? Detroit awaits!