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,
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,
Reading Group Choices participates in book festivals, partners with bookstores, and hosts events all over the country!
We hope to see you at an event this year! And please share these events with your book-loving friends around the country. We’re always adding more tour dates and new locations so be sure to check back in.
Madhuri Vijay, author of The Far Field
702WI |Madison, WI
Thursday, January 17th @ 7pm
ABA Winter Institute
Albuquerque, New Mexico
January 22 – 25
Renée Watson and Ellen Hagan,
The 2018-2019 Annual Favorite Books Survey is Now Available!
Each year Reading Group Choices sends out a survey to learn more about you, our readers, and your favorite books from the year. When you enter the survey you are also entered to win a gift certificate to your local bookstore and a package of RGC-recommended books for your entire group.
Based on your responses, we create an annual list of the most popular books and highlight the annual survey winners.
You can enter from now until April 1,
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.
Welcome to Reading Group Choices 2019:
Our 25th Anniversary Edition!
Welcome to Reading Group Choices 2019, our 25th anniversary edition! The 2019 edition is now available for purchase (eBook and paperback) on our website. We hope you enjoy the variety of fiction, nonfiction, and young adult titles we have recommended this year. Thank you, readers, for your continued support, interest, and passion for books as we celebrate our 25th year!
Have fun choosing your books for the year. We wish you happy reading and discussing!