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2018 Reading List: An Extraordinary Union by Alyssa Cole

March 2, 2018

At ALA Midwinter, the Reading List Council announced the 2018 selections of the Reading List, an annual best-of list comprising eight different fiction genres for adult readers.

Book Club Choices: The Nest by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney

March 1, 2018

Not just your ordinary dysfunctional family, the Plumb siblings have issues, but not issues so dire the nest egg they are about to inherit can’t fi x – if “the nest” as they call it weren’t already nearly depleted having been spent to bail the eldest sibling, Leo, out of the consequences of a very…

2018 Reading List: The Dime by Kathleen Kent

February 28, 2018

At ALA Midwinter, the Reading List Council announced the 2018 selections of the Reading List, an annual best-of list comprising eight different fiction genres for adult readers. The Dime by Kathleen Kent (Mulholland Books, 2017) was selected as the winner of the Mystery category. In The Dime, Dallas detective Betty Rhyzyk comes from a family…

Now in Paperback: Exit West by Mohsin Hamid

February 27, 2018

NAMED ONE OF THE 10 BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW, SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE, PEOPLE, AND ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY NAMED A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR BY TIME, GQ, O THE OPRAH MAGAZINE, AND LA TIMES NAMED A BOOK CLUB CENTRAL PICK BY SARAH JESSICA PARKER FINALIST FOR THE 2017…

2018 Reading List: Kill Creek by Scott Thomas

February 26, 2018

At ALA Midwinter, the Reading List Council announced the 2018 selections of the Reading List, an annual best-of list comprising eight different fiction genres for adult readers.

2018 Reading List: The Half-Drowned King by Linnea Hartsuyker

February 23, 2018

At ALA Midwinter, the Reading List Council announced the 2018 selections of the Reading List, an annual best-of list comprising eight different fiction genres for adult readers.

Book Club Choices: Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly

February 22, 2018

Lilacs bloom best after a harsh winter Caroline tells her Polish friend Kasia, two of the three main characters in this story of Ravensbruck, the only concentration camp exclusively female in Germany during the Nazi reign of terror. And, indeed, Kasia had the harshest of winters as she spent several years along with her mother…

2018 Reading List: Down Among the Sticks and Bones by Seanan McGuire

February 21, 2018

At ALA Midwinter, the Reading List Council announced the 2018 selections of the Reading List, an annual best-of list comprising eight different fiction genres for adult readers.

2018 Reading List: Fierce Kingdom by Gin Phillips

February 20, 2018

At ALA Midwinter, the Reading List Council announced the 2018 selections of the Reading List, an annual best-of list comprising eight different fiction genres for adult readers.

Walking Around in Others’ Shoes . . . with Your Book Group

February 20, 2018

I am an eternal optimist. This tendency to think things will work out for the best is sometimes at odds with my inner curmudgeon, but what can you do. I like to think this conflict keeps my also-inner Pollyanna in check, but sometimes, that Pollyanna is strong. Take, for example, the time my book group…

HOW TO BOOK CLUB

Find Books for a Book Club

There’s a question I always ask whenever I visit a book club: “What’s the best book you’ve ever discussed?” This is a surefire way to start a lively discussion, one that always begins with the books the group has enjoyed and inevitably transitions to those they haven’t. Eventually, the group will conclude that the best…

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Joining a book club can seem impossible if you don’t know where to look but you’ll find like-minded book lovers at the following tried-and-tested places. BOOK CLUBS IRL The Library Always the best place for aspiring book clubbers to start. Head to the reference desk and ask the person there about book clubs she’s sure…

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