September 2021 Spotlight: Good Books Good Company (GBGC)
Our September 2021 Spotlight gets involved in promoting reading across Rhode Island with local events!
GBGC (Good Books Good Company) has 15 active members with on average 8-12 in attendance at our bi-monthly meetings. The club has been meeting since 2000. I, Rosanne Trissler (lower far left), joined in 2001 when I came on board as a librarian at La Salle Academy. This has been a steady group – even with the need to “go virtual” this past year. June was the first opportunity that we had to reconvene in person at one of our member’s back yard!
July 2021 Spotlight: The Sunday Sleuths Reading Group
Our July 2021 Spotlight specializes in mysteries and invites the author to their meetings!
The Sunday Sleuths Reading Group was formed at Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore in 1999. Three members have been with us nonstop since then! The group ranges from 20 people during the winter season, to 5-6 during the summer, and is led by Stephanie Levine. We meet on the third Sunday of each month at 3 pm, and for the last year have been meeting virtually.
We discuss the book from 3-3:30pm,
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,
Thank you to all of the great readers who filled out our 2020 Favorite Books survey!
Every year, Reading Group Choices surveys book groups and readers to compile our annual list of Favorite Books. And every year we randomly choose winners who receive a gift certificate to their local independent bookstore, copies of our 2021 annual guide, and a literary tote!
Meet our 2020 favorite books survey winners below (and sign up for our newsletter so you don’t miss the chance to take our 2021 survey!).
TBD (To Be Determined)