Saturday, September 18, 2010

National Reading Group Month

Usually when most of think of October the only celebration that comes to mind is Halloween.  A one day holiday has become over the years the theme for the entire month.  But there is a new month long celebration that has taken root in October.  The Women's National Book Association named October National Reading Group Month in 2007 as a part of its 90th anniversary celebrations.  Each year since special events have been held in WNBA chapter cities of Boston, Dallas, Detroit, Los Angeles, Nashville, New York, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington DC featuring bestselling authors at bookstores and libraries.  Events are open to the public.  October is coming up so check out the National Reading Group Month website for events in your area.  This year's signature event will be held in Nashville.

Here are the Great Group Read selections from National Reading Group selection committee.  If your reading group is looking for a new book, think about trying some of these:

Blame by Michelle Huneven

The Blessings of the Animals by Katrina Kittle

Cheap Cabernet: A Friendship by Cathie Beck

Eternal on the Water by Joseph Monninger

The Girl Who Fell from the Sky by Heidi W. Durrow

Little Bee by Chris Cleave

The Lotus Eaters by Tatjana Soli

Molly Fox's Birthday by Deirdre Madden

The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender

The Queen of Palmyra by Minrose Gwin

Room by Emma Donoghue

Safe from the Sea by Peter Geye

Up from the Blue by Susan Henderson

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