Book Groups

Get to Know the Midnight Book Club
By December 29, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Get to Know the Midnight Book Club

This horror-focused book group is unique in a number of ways. Firstly, the group is comprised of readers AND writers, so their discussions involve a writerly perspective. Secondly, they meet on Twitter. Read the Q&A below to find out how this group uses social media to get to the heart of its bloody matter.   […]

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Get to Know the Read and Feed Book Club
By December 15, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Get to Know the Read and Feed Book Club

The Read and Feed Book Club of Venice, Florida, is a group of a dozen self-proclaimed “old ladies.” Comprised mostly of retired librarians and high-school teachers, with a few musicians as well, this group is mostly interested in aging issues (they loved Atul Gawande’s Being Mortal), but they enjoy other genres as well. They’ve got a fantastic […]

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Get to Know the Thomas Ford Memorial Library Book Group
By December 8, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Get to Know the Thomas Ford Memorial Library Book Group

Meet the Thomas Ford Memorial Library Book Group—they call themselves the “Book Discussion Group” so they can save time and get right to discussing. This group enjoys mainly literary fiction and nonfiction. Their librarian leader, Nancy Long, shares a number of great resources for choosing books in the Q&A below.   Years of Operation: 17 […]

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By December 1, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Book Group in a Slump? Break out with These Tips!

In this archived video of a fantastic webinar for RAILS (Reading Across Illinois Library System), readers’ advisor extraordinaire Becky Spratford (RA for All, The Readers’ Advisory Guide to Horror) shares ways to revitalize your book group. All book groups go through their ups and downs, of course. According to Spratford, book groups in a slump need […]

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Tell Us about Your Book Group!
By November 24, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Tell Us about Your Book Group!

Whether your book group meets in a library, a living room, or a bibliophiles’ secret lair, we want to read all about it. To be considered for a featured “Get to Know a Book Group” profile on The Booklist Reader, just answer the questions below and send them, along with your answers and a picture of your […]

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Awesome Women in Science Fiction and Fantasy: A Reading List, Part 2
By October 29, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Awesome Women in Science Fiction and Fantasy: A Reading List, Part 2

Last week, I wrote about presenting on a panel called “Awesome Women in Science Fiction and Fantasy” with fellow librarians at Geek Girl Con in Seattle. And on Tuesday, I wrote in detail about three of the titles I discussed. And now here are three more that I hope you’ll find worthwhile, whether for pleasure reading or […]

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Awesome Women in Science Fiction and Fantasy: A Reading List, Part 1
By October 27, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Awesome Women in Science Fiction and Fantasy: A Reading List, Part 1

In my previous post, I wrote about presenting on a panel called “Awesome Women in Science Fiction and Fantasy” with fellow librarians at Geek Girl Con in Seattle. For those of you who want to learn more about the titles I discussed, whether for pleasure reading or book-group selections, I’m including half of them here. Stay tuned […]

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The Secret to Planning Your Book-Group Calendar – Revealed!
By October 9, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

The Secret to Planning Your Book-Group Calendar – Revealed!

In my last post I talked about the resources I use when looking for potential book-group selections. That part of the process can be tricky enough, but so can the next step—putting the selections on the calendar. Sometimes the book itself makes it easy if, say, the book mentions a holiday or deals heavily with […]

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National Reading Group Month: The 2015 Great Group Reads
By October 1, 2015 3 Comments Read More →

National Reading Group Month: The 2015 Great Group Reads

We at The Booklist Reader 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—and my colleagues inform me that this list comes at the perfect time of year for book-group leaders. This is a time when many of them […]

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Booklist Partners with WNBA for National Reading Group Month with “Great Group Reads”
By September 15, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Booklist Partners with WNBA for National Reading Group Month with “Great Group Reads”

We’re very pleased to be once again working with the other WNBA—the Women’s National Book Association—for their National Reading Group Month this October. Want to learn more? The press release below tells all. Booklist again selected by National Reading Group Month, Great Group Reads   Booklist, the American Library Association’s premier review source for public libraries and […]