Next stop is the Twin Cities as Reading Group Choices continues our Book Group City Tour in Minnesota!
The reputation of the Twin Cities as a literary hub is well known. Consistently ranked among the most literate cities in the country, boasting a large community of independent publishers including Coffeehouse, Milkweed, the University of Minnesota Press and Graywolf, and supported by a lively center for writers and writing, The Loft, which hosts the annual Wordplay literary festival … readers (and writers) have many reasons to feel at home here in Minneapolis and St. Paul!
So where to go to find other readers when you want some bookish conversation?
Reading Group Choices is pleased to share the Women’s National Book Association (WNBA) Great Group Reads 2020 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.
November 2023 Spotlight: The RaRa Sisters Book Club
Our November 2023 Spotlight is celebrating 23 years as a book club!
The RaRa (Readers Anonymous) Sisters Book Club was created in 2000. The picture is from our Roaring 20s party that celebrated our 20 years together. It’s crazy to believe that we have been together for 23 years! We’ve had many adventures together and have read nearly 150 books. Together, we have supported one another through many of life’s events: some happy, some scary, and some tragic, but we’re always there for one another.
RGC is excited to partner with and share Reese’s Book Club monthly book club picks!
Here are the titles selected in 2023. How many do you recognize? How many did your book club choose?
The House in the Pines by Ana Reyes
The House of Eve by Sadeqa Johnson
We’re excited to bring back the book group city tour blog posts! Our next stop is Indianapolis, where we explore bookstores, the public library, and more.
Did you know that this capital city earned its lovable nickname “Indy” not only because “Indianapolis” is a mouthful, but also because of all the independent bookstores present in the city?
Okay, we’re totally kidding about Indy’s namesake, but we’re not kidding about it being a hub for independent bookstores. In the past two years alone, nine bookstores in Indianapolis have opened or been announced, including Loudmouth Books, which just opened to the public on September 30,