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Reading Group Choices Interview with Adrien Goetz

Villa of Delirium by Adrien Goetz

Art historian, scholar, and author Adrien Goetz discusses his new novel Villa of Delirium, set in the historic Villa Kérylos on the French Riviera.

For his interview with Reading Group Choices, Adrien Goetz talks about the lure of mysteries, what inspires him at the Louvre, why the past is present (and future), and why useless pursuits are the best ones to follow…

Reading Group Choices: In Villa of Delirium, Achilles returns to Kérylos decades after he left it, in search of a hidden treasure. You’ve also written a series of novels that revolve around art-inspired mysteries.

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Great Group Reads 2020

The Woman's National Book Association presents its list of Great Group Reads for National Reading Group Month

Reading Group Choices is pleased to share the Women’s National Book Association (WNBA) Great Group Reads 2020 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 2020

Anna Eva Mimi Adam by Marina Antropow Cramer
The Beauty of Your Face by Sahar Mustafah
The Bitch by Pilar Quintana
Continental Divide by Alex Myers
The Exiles by Christina Baker Kline
Godshot by Chelsea Bieker
Goshen Road by Bonnie Proudfoot
The Hierarchies by Ros Anderson
In Five Years by Rebecca Serle
In Our Midst by Nancy Jensen
Invented Lives by Andrea Goldsmith
The Last Goldfish by Anita Lahey
Miracle Creek by Miracle Creek
The Prettiest Star by Carter Sickels
The Road to Urbino by Roma Tearne
The Royal Abduls by Ramiza Shamoun Koya
Tea by the Sea by Donna Hemans
Tell Me Your Names and I Will Testify by Carolyn Holbrook
The Wanting Life by Mark Rader
Wild Game by Adrienne Brodeur

Discover more of the WNBA’s Great Group Reads lists on our blog!

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Book a Day: October Reading List & Author Chats

Reading Group Choices Book a Day Reading List and Author Chats

Our Book a Day program welcomes fall with these October reads for your 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 October picks below!

Even though your book groups might not be meeting right now, we are lucky to still have ways to communicate. Share the news and follow us on Facebook and Twitter to never miss a dose…

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The October Spotlight Group Is…

Circle of Readers, Reading Group Choices October spotlight

October 2020 Spotlight: Circle of Readers

Our October Spotlight adds an extra meeting every month to stay connected!

Circle of Readers formed in November 2017 with a group of readers meeting at the Broken Arrow (OK) Senior Center. After the organizational meeting, the first book we discussed in December was The Rooster Bar by John Grisham. We meet the first Monday of each month except when that Monday falls on a holiday; then we move to the next Monday.

Because of COVID-19, we have been unable to meet in person since our early March meeting.

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Book Group Store Tour: Story & Song

Story & Song Bookstore Bistro in Amelia Island, Florida

Story & Song Bookstore Bistro | Amelia Island, Florida

Donna Paz is in a unique position. Not only is she the owner of Story & Song, which combines a bookstore, bistro, catering service for book clubs, and gallery space. But for nearly 30 years she has also helped advise new bookstore owners through the Retail Training Center for Booksellers. Who better to ask about the current climate of the bookselling trade, and to offer perspective on what indie bookstores offer that online vendors can’t, why book groups are essential to the community of a store,

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Bon Appetit! Books About Food

Cooking vegetables. Photo by Max Delsid on Unsplash

Fill your plate with these books about food, ranging from memoir, fiction, and history!

It’s a combination of two great passions: reading and cooking (or just eating!). Whatever your appetite, we’ve compiled this list of books about food. Savor these picks of great fiction, memoir, and history and cultural studies. Some of them feature recipes, while all explore the joy and community that can be found in the kitchen. Pair them with your favorite dish, and enjoy a good reading and discussion around the table!

Memoir

One of our recommended books is Lunch in Paris by Elizabeth BardLunch in Paris

by Elizabeth Bard

In Paris for a weekend visit,

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