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,
October Spotlight: Mirasol Book Group
Our October Spotlight Group began among neighbors in Florida!
Karen started the Mirasol Book Group in 2004 in the Mirasol community of Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. The community was new and the group originally was made up of her immediate neighbors. Over the years, some members left and new members joined but most still live in Mirasol. They meet once a month on the last Thursday night of the month at 7:30pm at a member’s home. They rotate the host as well as the discussion leader. The discussion leader gives information about the author as well as presents discussion questions.
Welcome to our new edition!
Reading Group Choices 2020 is now available for purchase (eBook and paperback) on our website! The new edition includes enjoyable, unique, and challenging fiction, nonfiction, and young adult titles that we chose to inspire thoughtful and lively conversation. Thank you to all of our readers who inspire us to find and recommend new books each year. We listened to your requests and searched for titles from around the globe.
Happy reading and discussing!
Next stop is the Twin Cities as Reading Group Choices continues our Book Group City Tour in Minneapolis!
The reputation of Minneapolis as a literary hub is well known. Consistently ranked among the most literate cities in the country, boasting a large community of independent publishers like Coffehouse, Milkweed, University of Minnesota Press, Graywolf (and many others), and supported by a lively center for writers and writing, The Loft, which launched its Wordplay literary festival this year… readers have many reasons to feel at home here and in neighboring St.
That time of year has arrived: Back to school! Gym uniforms, freshly-sharpened colored pencils, overpriced textbooks. Algebra homework and PhD dissertations. That touch of excitement to see familiar faces after summer break, mixed with a healthy amount of resignation.
For students, that means much assigned reading. But for the rest of us, we can prepare for the season and indulge in a vicarious school experience on the page.
Reading Group Choices presents a list of fiction, both adult and young adult, with a connection to school. These titles range in subject matter from elementary to university (with some witchcraft thrown in for good measure).
I wish that everything was different. I wish that I was a part of something. I wish that anything I said mattered, to anyone.
Evan Hansen dreads the new school year. He’ll be a senior, and his arm is strapped with a cast from when he fell from a tree over the summer. His father left for Colorado and lives with a new wife, while his mother works as a nurse and takes classes, and so is rarely around. Evan has social anxiety and takes Atavan to calm down. His therapist, Dr.