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,
Reading Group Choices participates in book festivals, partners with bookstores, and hosts events all over the country!
We hope to see you at an event this year! And please share these events with your book-loving friends around the country. We’re always adding more tour dates and new locations so be sure to check back in.
Association for Rural and Small Libraries (ARSL) Annual Conference
Tami Charles, author of Becoming Beatriz
@ Goodman Community Center | Madison, WI
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!
Our picks for 2020
The Assasination of Brangwain Spurge by M.T.