National Reading Group Month: The 2016 Great Group Reads

National Reading Group Month Great Group ReadsWe at Booklist are proud to once again partner with the Women’s National Book Association for National Reading Group Month. Every October, the WNBA supplies a list of Great Group Reads. The 20 titles on this year’s list have been chosen for their appeal to reading groups by a selection committee of writers, reviewers, librarians, booksellers, publicists, and committed readers. The following titles cover timely and provocative topics and include under-represented gems from independent presses and lesser-known mid-list releases from larger houses. The 2016 list is below, with links to their Booklist reviews.

Blackassby A. Igoni Barrett

The Book of Harlan, by Bernice L. McFadden

Britt-Marie Was Here, by Fredrik Backman

Charmed Particles, by Chrissy Kolaya

The Cosmopolitansby Sarah Schulman

The Curious Charm of Arthur Pepper, by Phaedra Patrick

The Drone Eats with Me: A Gaza Diary, by Atef Abu Saif

A Hard and Heavy Thing, by Matthew J. Hefti

Heat and Lightby Jennifer Haigh

The Honeymoon, by Dinitia Smith

The Measure of Darknessby Liam Durcan

Miss Jane, by Brad Watson

A Mother’s Reckoning: Living in the Aftermath of Tragedy, by Sue Klebold

Orhan’s  Inheritance, by Aline Ohanesian

Over the Plain Houses, by Julia Franks

The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommendby Katarina Bivald

This Is Your Life, Harriet Chance! by Jonathan Evison

This Side of Providence, by Rachel M. Harper

300 Days of Sun, by Deborah Lawrenson

The Tsar of Love and Techno: Stories, by Anthony Marra

What Comes Next and How to Like It: A Memoir, by Abigail Thomas



About the Author:

Eugenia Williamson is the Associate Editor of Digital Products at Booklist. She worked in bookstores for twelve years, reviews books for The Boston Globe, and writes about books, culture, and politics for several other publications. Follow her on Twitter at @Booklist_Genie.

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  1.' Kevin Kreschmer says:

    You’re recommending a book for which you are misspelling the title. Aline Ohanesian’s book is titled Orhan’s Inheritance. Orhan is a Turkish name and that of the main male character of the book.

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