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,
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.
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)
May 2021 Spotlight: Litsy Book Club
Our May 2021 Spotlight connects with over 24,000 followers online!
I am the book club host of the Litsy Book Club, now four years strong. We are a dynamic bunch of women from across the country, and now even in Germany! We live in North Carolina, Missouri, Maryland, Kansas, Colorado and California. We Zoom our meetings once a month. We have had numerous authors join us, and some of us have even met them in person at book festivals.
We read a variety of books each year based on member recommendations.
April 2021 Spotlight: American Association of University Women (AAUW)
Our April 2021 Spotlight advances gender equality for women and girls!
I belong to the book group that is part of the Oakdale-Riverbank-Escalon branch of American Association of University Women (AAUW) in California. I first joined this group in 1993, but it had been in existence for years before that. AAUW is a group dedicated to advancing gender equity for women and girls through research, education, and advocacy. Our local branch has been very involved in programs involving junior high and high school girls.
Our book group reads and discusses a variety of genre,
February 2021 Spotlight: Virtual Beach Book Club
Our February 2021 Spotlight is a “wine group with a book problem” from Florida!
We formed a book club in Pensacola Beach, Florida, that moved to virtual meetings during the time of confinement. We had canceled our meeting last March due to the virus, but since then we meet each month, because my group of lovely ladies was missing each other. I suggested a virtual book club meeting to discuss our book (Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty) as well as share a glass (or two or three) of wine.