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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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The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on Graphic Novels and Book Discussions

The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on Graphic Novels and Book Discussions

Our July issue of Booklist is now live and we couldn’t be more excited for the annual Spotlight on Graphic Novels. We have top 10 lists for the year’s best in graphic novels and graphic novels for youth. Heather Booth surveys the audiobook field to find the most striking adaptations of the visual format on […]

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Get to Know the Cozy Corner Book Club

Get to Know the Cozy Corner Book Club

Leader/Organizer: Lindsey Tomsu, Teen/YA Librarian at the Algonquin Area Public Library in Algonquin, Illinois Years of operation: Six months! (Started January 2019) *      *      * Tell us about your book group. Cozy Corner Book Club is a book club for cozy mystery lovers! At my library, we have a lot of book clubs, […]

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Get to Know the Centuries & Sleuths Mystery Discussion Group

Get to Know the Centuries & Sleuths Mystery Discussion Group

Leader/Organizer: Augie Aleksy and John Cline Years of operation: 1992 to Present *      *      * Tell us about your book group. We’re a casual group that enjoys each other’s company, but we don’t always agree on the value of the mystery novel/author we’ve just read and are discussing. (The taste of the group […]

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Get to Know the Gwinnett County Public Library “Novel Crimes” Book Group

Get to Know the Gwinnett County Public Library “Novel Crimes” Book Group

Leader/Organizer: Danny Hanbery, Supervisory Librarian, Gwinnett County Public Library, Collins Hill Branch Years of operation: 2.5 *      *      * Tell us about your book group.  We wanted to start a book group, and in libraries, a lot of our circulation comes from the mystery section. As a mystery reader myself, I decided I’d try to […]

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Share Your Book Group or Library Display for Mystery Month!

Share Your Book Group or Library Display for Mystery Month!

Happy anniversary to us! Booklist‘s tenth annual Mystery Month will be here before we know it, starting on May 1. This year, we’d like you to contribute: Are you a member of a mystery-themed book group? Are you a librarian who loves to make creative, mystery-themed book displays? (Are you both?) We want to hear […]

SJP Pick Author Interview: Ayobami Adebayo
By December 20, 2017 0 Comments Read More →

SJP Pick Author Interview: Ayobami Adebayo

Donna Seaman, Booklist Adult Books Editor and co-chair of the SJP Picks selection committee, interviewed Nigerian writer Ayobami Adebayo about her debut novel, Stay with Me, a complex and suspenseful portrait of a besieged marriage—and Sarah Jessica Parker’s third selection for SJP Picks. For more information, visit Book Club Central.     DONNA SEAMAN: Stay with Me is […]

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Good Books for Book Groups: Bring Your Own Book

Good Books for Book Groups: Bring Your Own Book

Every year, area clubs invariably ask us to suggest short books for holiday reading. There are many such titles, of course, but it can be hard, at this time of year, for members to get copies of holiday titles when they need them. But there are ways to work around the holiday crush. Some book clubs in our area have each […]

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Group Reading in the Digital Age: The Wired Book Club

Group Reading in the Digital Age: The Wired Book Club

We may never see a book club as singularly influential as the one Oprah Winfrey included as a segment on her show, particularly since the influence of nationally syndicated talk shows has diminished so drastically since Oprah put away her stickers and laid her club to rest. In subsequent years, other televised book clubs sprang up to replace the Oprah-shaped void in the […]

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