Author Bonnie Tsui discusses her new exploration of what draws us into the water, Why We Swim.
For her interview with Reading Group Choices, Tsui talks about lost water arts, equal access to pools, and her dream swimming destination…
Reading Group Choices: There is so much interesting research in this book. What was your research process like?
Bonnie Tsui: Incredibly varied. I dug into historical archives, interviewed paleontologists at their labs, traveled to Japan, Iceland, and elsewhere. I loved every minute of it.
RGC: There are a few central characters and settings: Gudlaugur Fridporsson,
July 2020 Spotlight: Virtual Beach Book Club
Our July Spotlight is a “wine group with a book problem” from Florida!
We formed a book club in Pensacola Beach, Florida, that moved to virtual meetings during the time of confinement. We had canceled our March meeting due to the virus, but since then we meet each month, because my group of lovely ladies was missing each other. I suggested a virtual book club meeting to discuss our book (Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty) as well as share a glass (or two or three) of wine.
For her interview with Reading Group Choices, Graudin talks about the symbolism of wolves, championing the female “Hero’s Quest”, and what history teaches us about racism and injustice…
Reading Group Choices: Did you know from the outset that Wolf by Wolf would have a sequel? If so, why did you know you wanted it to be two books instead of one? And do you have plans to revisit the characters in a third volume?
Reading Group Choices works to recommend a wide variety of books across culture and race as well as genre and subject matter. We are proud of our work in this area and are committed to doing more. We believe Black Lives Matter, and embrace the responsibility to use our reach to draw attention to books by Black authors for readers of all ages.
Books are a place to begin a conversation, expand the way we see ourselves and others, and take action to improve our communities and world.
Find our reading list of work by Black authors below,
We head to two historic cities in Montana, Helena and Bozeman, for our latest Book Group City Tour!
Montana encompasses some of the most beautiful terrain in the western United States. The Rocky Mountains, the Great Plains, Glacier National Park. From hiking on Sleeping Giant Mountain to admiring the historic architecture in Reeder’s Alley, Montana’s capital, Helena, boasts a wide range of attractions for audiences as diverse as its landscape. Meanwhile, about an hour and a half southeast of Helena lies Bozeman. The city boasts the Museum of the Rockies (with its famous Siebel Dinosaur Complex),
Our Book a Day program heads into summer with June picks for your reading enjoyment and morale!
We’re posting a new or classic book recommendation each day to boost your book intake, with absorbing reads to occupy and entertain. Some of our Book a Day selections also feature Facebook Live events with authors. See our June recommendations below!
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