Our 2018 survey results are in! And along with our readers’ favorite books of the year, we have a list of the top ten most-read books specifically from Reading Group Choices 2018.
Has your group read all of these terrific books yet?
1. Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance
A passionate and personal analysis of a culture in crisis—that of white working-class Americans. The disintegration of this group, a process that has been slowly occurring now for more than forty years,
Reading Group Choices is hosting a literary extravaganza at Wordplay! Come join us for this free event of author speed dating & book giveaways!
Reading Group Choices is happy to partner with Wordplay for a literary extravaganza to celebrate our readers. In our fast-paced world, reading groups offer us the time to slow down, catch up with friends, and talk about wonderful books.
We want to celebrate you the readers with a free session of fun giveaways, delicious snacks, and rounds of author speed-dating with these terrific authors: Linda LeGarde Grover,
Who says you have to stay indoors? Get inspired by these walking book groups and bring some fresh air to your discussions!
There’s no single way to run a book group. And when the weather’s nice, it’s a perfect time to take a break from the kitchen table or community room and head outdoors. Walking book groups combine a bit of exercise with their discussion — before, after, or during their walk.
Consider the benefits:
* Fresh air and movement stimulate energy and can result in new ideas and insights into a book
* Walking naturally leads a group to pair off and recombine,
Raise the curtain on adding plays to your book group’s discussions.
Plays might not be an obvious choice for book groups. After all, they’re meant for the stage, surrounded by an audience, right? But reading and discussing a play with your group can open up new ways of thinking about stories and add variety to your regular diet of novels, memoirs, and other prose. (And maybe reveal a secret actress or actor among your members!)
Reading Group Choices is pleased to offer these tips for reading a play with your group.
We’ve also rounded up a selection of titles to choose from,
It’s that time… At the end of each year, people gather to celebrate that grand tradition: best-of book lists! But with so many amazing titles on so many lists, how is a reader to decide?
Reading Group Choices has made it easier for the overwhelmed book lover. We’ve combed through the lists and compiled our own — a best of the “best of”! Here are the titles we’ve recommended in 2018 that showed up on one (or more) favorite lists from trade journals, indie bookstores, and media sites, including:
New York Times, Publishers Weekly,
As the world moves faster, there’s one object that will always hold appeal: the letter. The epistolary novel, one told through letters, has long held its place in literary works. The exchange of mail and messages still carries a mysterious and romantic allure: long-distance mail or notes never sent; friendships and romances built upon correspondence.