Perfect Pairings of Cross-Genre Reads
Think of great pairings in the world, such as red wine with steak, hot chocolate with snowstorms, Simon with Garfunkel. Each one alone is fine, but the combination creates something new and different.
The same is true for reading groups. We often limit our book choices to one genre or the other, fiction or nonfiction. But one way to enrich your group’s discussion is to read a novel alongside a work of nonfiction, whether a biography, cultural study, or even the author’s own memoir or journals.
Nonfiction can expand our understanding of a novel: how it fits into an author’s life,
The 2018 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 the 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,
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.
American Booksellers Association Convention
January 22-25 | Memphis, TN
Reading: Cynthia Swanson
Author of The Glass Forest
Fill Your Gift List With Book-Loving Cheer
Sometimes it’s hard to find the perfect gift for readers. They can be particular. They can be finicky about the books they read, the authors they avoid, the editions they like best, whether they prefer hardcovers or paperbacks. And then there’s the most high-risk gamble of all: who knows what they already own or have read?
But not to worry. Reading Group Choices has made it easier to shop for the book lovers in your life this holiday season. We’ve compiled the
suggestions below, from the edible to the wearable,
Titles To Provoke Your Mind and Heart
While some books deliver us to worlds far from our own and delight us by completely removing us from our own lives, there are still others that invite readers to turn inward and become more present to the current moment. How can we be more observant of improbable moments of grace? What does it mean to believe in something so much you would die for it? How can we be more empathetic? These questions and more are examined by this following list of books with subjects that span aging,
Reading In The Shadow of the Eiffel Tower
Paris, 2017: Two blocks from the Eiffel Tower you’ll find the rue du Général Camou, and there, at number 10, the American Library in Paris. The library has existed for nearly 100 years. It was established in the days of the First World War, when it served as a resource for Americans stationed abroad.
Today it opens its doors to anyone who wishes to join, and features the largest English-language circulating collection on the European continent.
Among the benefits of membership to the library is its book clubs.