Tag: book group selections

National Reading Group Month: The 2019 Great Group Reads
By September 30, 2019 0 Comments Read More →

National Reading Group Month: The 2019 Great Group Reads

Did you know that October is National Reading Group Month? And that each year Booklist and the Women’s National Book Association join forces to celebrate? To kick off this year’s festivities, the WNBA has released its annual list of Great Group Reads, which were selected by a dedicated committee of writers, reviewers, librarians, booksellers, and […]

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Rogue Book Group Choices
By February 28, 2018 1 Comments Read More →

Rogue Book Group Choices

Is your book group in a rut? Are folks sick of reading World War II-era historical fiction? Is your attendance dwindling? Maybe it’s time to go rogue. We hosted a live event (sponsored by NoveList) where we gathered some book-group experts to talk about what makes a good selection, how to pick something unexpected for […]

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The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on Book Discussions

The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on Book Discussions

The December 15 issue of Booklist magazine is now live. Visit Booklist Online, where you’ll find 251 new reviews and 9 new feature articles and lists. The articles will be free to all for the next two weeks—to have unrestricted access, you’ll need to log in. If you aren’t yet a subscriber, or do subscribe but […]

The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on Book Discussions
By December 11, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on Book Discussions

The December 15 issue of Booklist magazine is now live. Visit Booklist Online, where you’ll find 280 new reviews and 9 new feature articles and lists. The articles will be free to all for the next two weeks—to have unrestricted access, you’ll need to log in. If you aren’t yet a subscriber, or do subscribe but haven’t […]

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What Makes a Book Worth Talking About? A Veteran Book-Group Leader Weighs In
By November 6, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

What Makes a Book Worth Talking About? A Veteran Book-Group Leader Weighs In

I have been a discussion leader since 1999 and the question I am most often asked is, “What exactly makes a book a good book-discussion pick?” The first thing I say back is that most publishers aren’t correct in their estimation of what is a discussable book. I have lead as many as five different groups […]

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Year of Reading with The Downtowners
By December 23, 2009 2 Comments Read More →

Year of Reading with The Downtowners

I facilitate three book groups and last week was spent in a furious round of picking titles for discussion next year and trying very hard not to overlap selections. Avoiding duplication is great for participants, but can be a little rough on the facilitator (namely, moi). I don’t read as quickly as I used to […]

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Book Group Profile: Women Who Dare
By February 27, 2009 1 Comments Read More →

Book Group Profile: Women Who Dare

One of the aspects of my job that I like the most is seeing what all the book groups in our system have chosen to read. I’m always amazed at how few titles are duplicated over a ten location system. The KCPL Women Who Dare book group is only two years old, but they have […]

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