May Spotlight: JCC 39ers
The members in our May Spotlight Group hail from The Sunshine State!
This is a photo of our book club getting ready to discuss The Girls at 17 Swann Street by Yara Zgheib. We are a group of women ages 65-90+ and meet the first Thursday of each month. We are called the JCC 39ers and meet at the Roth Jewish Community Center in Maitland, Florida. Our discussions are insightful and interesting as we bring to them many years of experience. Our group has been meeting for approximately 10 years,
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Each month we feature a different group from around the world on our website and in our eNewsletter. We include a picture and description of the group, which can include the group’s history, favorite books from the year, and anything that makes the group unique. It is so fun to hear from the variety of groups that are part of the Reading Group Choices community.
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April Spotlight: Food for Thought
The members in our April Spotlight Group span the ages!
Food for Thought has been around since 2008. Typically 12-15 members meet in the Gering Library Community Room once a month to discuss a book.
“We make sure to include the One Book One Nebraska selection every year,” says leader Sherry Preston. Our members range in age from their 30s to their 90s, which makes for great discussions and varied experiences.
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Meet Lucie Camara, whose feminist book group is the first step to building a community of readers and bringing a new bookstore to Paris.
In a yoga studio on Valentine’s Day, a group of readers came together for the third meeting of COVEN, a feminist book group and larger initiative to bring the only English-language feminist bookstore to Paris. Founder Lucie Camara spoke to Reading Group Choices about her inspiration for the project, her vision for the group, and how to create a safe space for discussion.
Reading Group Choices: How have the first three meetings of the feminist book group differed (if at all) in terms of attendees,
March Spotlight: Novel Thoughts
In our March Spotlight Group, everyone takes a turn being the leader!
We keep our group to 10 readers. We are in our late 60’s and early 70’s, and we meet once a month. Each fall we choose all of our books for the next year, and we always include one classic. Our leader also asks for comments so we can keep improving the group and discussions. We each lead the group once a year. The meetings are fun and creative, and we have a party in December. At the end of each meeting we go around the group and tell something fun that we have done or are going to do.
We feature this special Spotlight story from Peggy Schrader, whose life and the lives of her book group members were profoundly affected by the Camp Fire that ravaged Paradise, California. A special thanks to Peggy, and continued wishes for the solace that a good book can bring.
On November 8, 2018 the little town of Paradise California woke to a bright orange sky. Right away I knew something wasn’t right. By that evening 27,000 people had been evacuated due to what became known as the Camp Fire.
Prior to the fire I was very excited because my book club,