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National Reading Group Month


Book Group Buzz may not be doing much in October to observe Celebrate Sun Dried Tomatoes Month, National Kitchen and Bath Month, and Squirrel Awarness Month, but we’re definitely on board for National Reading Group Month, which was launched in 2007 by the Women’s National Book Association  (WNBA) “to promote reading groups and to celebrate the joy of shared reading.” 

The second annual National Reading Group Month will feature events sponsored by WNBA chapters nationwide. The signature event will take place in Seattle on October 20 at University Book Store

Numerous other bookstores, along with libraries, publishers, and trade organizations, are collaborating in National Reading Group Month activities. Book Group Buzz is thrilled to be chosen by the NWBA as a National Reading Group Month partner.

Here’s a list of books from this year’s National Reading Group Month events.

The Second Journey by Joan Anderson (Hyperion)

How to Read Novels Like a Professor by Thomas C. Foster (Harper Paperbacks)

Sweetsmoke by David Fuller (Hyperion)

Hell Hole: A John Ceepak Mystery by Chris Grabenstein (St. Martin’s/Minotaur)

Big Money by Jack Getze (Hilliard & Harris Publishers)

The Other Queen by Philippa Gregory (Touchstone-Fireside Books)

The Year She Disappeared by Ann Harleman (Univ. of Texas Press)

The Condition by Jennifer Haigh (HarperCollins)

Loving Frank by Nancy Horan (Ballantine)

Schooled by Anisha Lakhani (Hyperion)

The English American by Alison Larkin (Simon & Schuster)

Nothing is Quite Forgotten in Brooklyn by Alice Mattison (Harper Perennial)

The Richest Season by Maryann McFadden (Hyperion)

The Red Lion Series by Yxta Maya Murray (Harper Paperbacks)

The Girl I Left Behind by Judith Nies (HarperCollins)

Angel and Apostle by Deborah Noyes (Unbridled Books)

The Return of Desire by Gina Ogden (Trumpeter)

Book Lust, More Book Lust and Book Crush by Nancy Pearl (Sasquatch Books)

Peony in Love by Lisa See (Random House Trade Paperbacks)

The Septembers of Shiraz by Dalia Sofer (Harper Perennial)

Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout (Random House Trade Paperbacks)

Petropolis by Anya Ulinich (Viking)



About the Author:

Nick DiMartino is a university bookseller in Seattle, WA. He was a Booklist contributor from 2007 to 2009 and is the author of Seattle Ghost Story (1998) as well as numerous plays.

2 Comments on "National Reading Group Month"

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  1.' Joy Gobin says:

    I love the web site. I am a hs reading specialist as well as a member of 3 book clubs, 1 professional, 1 traveling book club and a local club. Our local club is celebrating with a weekend @ Cape Cod to discuss The Condition!

  2.' Stacy Swider says:

    There is a new website, Talkphoria, that allows people to set up book discussions via conference call. It looks like a neat way to have discussions “on demand” and celebrate National Reading Group Month wherever you are!

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