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Books to Read by a Fire

Reading Group Choices presents books to read by a fire

Every season has its reader (we offered up some summer picks here!), but autumn holds a special place in the heart for readers. Reading Group Choices presents this list of books to read by a fire. After the back-to-school madness, the falling temperature allows us to pull up our favorite blankets, turn off our phones, and spend a long evening in the pages of a book.

Classics, mysteries, and reflections on passing time: these titles capture the essence of fall. Build a cozy fire and thank the chilly weather for giving you a reason to stay indoors!

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Great Group Reads 2019

The Woman's Book Association presents its list of Great Group Reads 2018 for National Reading Group Month

Reading Group Choices is pleased to share the Women’s National Book Association (WNBA) Great Group Reads 2019 list, part of their National Reading Group Month initiative!

This annual month-long celebration provides an opportunity for reading groups worldwide to celebrate their accomplishments and plan for the future. It’s also a perfect time to join or start a reading group! Every October, WNBA organizes events nationwide and announces an annual list of book selections for reading groups: Great Group Reads.

Great Group Reads 2019

The Affairs of the Falcóns by Melissa Rivero
All You Can Ever Know: A Memoir by Nicole Chung
The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson
Death of a Rainmaker by Laurie Loewenstein
The Girls at 17 Swann Street by Yara Zgheib
Haben: The Deafblind Woman Who Conquered Harvard Law by Haben Girma
The Honey Bus: A Memoir of Loss,

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Reading Group Choices Tour Dates & Upcoming Events

Reading Group Choices hosts events and participates in book fairs and festivals

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.

Association for Rural and Small Libraries (ARSL) Annual Conference
Burlington, VT
September 4-7

Tami Charles, author of Becoming Beatriz
@ Goodman Community Center | Madison, WI
Thursday,

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Santé! Drink Recipes for Book Groups Inspired by the French Revolution

Reading Group Choices offers drink recipes based on the novel Ribbons of Scarlet and the French Revolution

Celebrate wine, cocktails, and reading with these drink recipes inspired by the French Revolution and the new novel Ribbons of Scarlet!

Starting a Revolution

Six celebrated authors of historical fiction—Kate Quinn, Stephanie Dray, Laura Kamoie, E. Knight, Sophie Perinot, and Heather Webb—joined to create Ribbons of Scarlet, a timely story of the power of women to start a revolution and change the world.

In late eighteenth-century France, women did not have a place in politics. But as the tide of revolution rose,

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Welcome to Reading Group Choices 2020

The Reading Group Choices 2020 guide lists the best book club books for discussion

Welcome to our new edition! 

Reading Group Choices 2020 is now available for purchase (eBook and paperback) on our website! The new edition includes enjoyable, unique, and challenging fiction, nonfiction, and young adult titles that we chose to inspire thoughtful and lively conversation. Thank you to all of our readers who inspire us to find and recommend new books each year. We listened to your requests and searched for titles from around the globe.

Happy reading and discussing!

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Our picks for 2020

The Assasination of Brangwain Spurge by M.T.

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Novels That Take Us Back to School

That time of year has arrived: Back to school! Gym uniforms, freshly-sharpened colored pencils, overpriced textbooks. Algebra homework and PhD dissertations. That touch of excitement to see familiar faces after summer break, mixed with a healthy amount of resignation.

(Non-Required) Reading

For students, that means much assigned reading. But for the rest of us, we can prepare for the season and indulge in a vicarious school experience on the page.

Reading Group Choices presents a list of fiction, both adult and young adult, with a connection to school. These titles range in subject matter from elementary to university (with some witchcraft thrown in for good measure).

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