September Spotlight: The Page Turners
Our September Spotlight Group celebrates 25 years and awards prizes for their favorite books!
Our group is called The Page Turners, and since we began in 1994, we have turned a lot of them! We are a group of women in our 50s, and we meet monthly (except for June and July) at our members’ homes. We start with a planning weekend every August at a member’s lake house, where we organize our year, play in the lake, eat, and have fun catching up with each other. We each take a month to choose a book and lead the discussion.
July Spotlight: Reading Between the Wines
The members in our July Spotlight Group, six years strong, met as parents and stayed together as friends!
Here is a photo of our book club at an author visit event for the annual All of Rochester Reads selection. We are ten women who initially came together on the sporting fields, concerts and musicals, and parade routes as parents in the Gates Chili School District in Rochester, New York. Our love of reading and curiosity brought us together, and now friendship keeps us searching for new books and adventures to share.
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,
Become a Reading Group Choices Spotlight!
Each month we feature a different book group from around the world on our website and in our eNewsletter as our Spotlight. We include a picture and description of the group, along with the group’s history, favorite books from the year, and anything that makes their members unique. It’s so fun to hear from the variety of groups that are part of the Reading Group Choices community.
To enter to become a Spotlight group, email a picture and description of your group to firstname.lastname@example.org. If your group is chosen,
April Spotlight: Food for Thought
The members in our April 2019 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.
To enter to become a Spotlight group, email a picture and description of your group to email@example.com.
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,