Since the ReadingGroupGuides.com blog launched in February, we've featured 160 posts from 80 different contributors --- booksellers, librarians, publishing industry execs, book club members and authors. It has been fun seeing the many different ways people look at reading groups. We look forward to bringing you more book club wit and wisdom in 2009.
Occasionally we highlight news articles featuring book clubs across the country. This month's round-up includes a mother-daughter reading group, an online book club, and some gatherings where food plays a major part --- including a Cranberry Daiquiri recipe inspired by a novel.Gary Post Tribune: Book-re-Marks Club Meets Needs of Those Unable to Attend SessionsMembers of a library-sponsored online book club had the chance to meet up in person.
Today RGG.com contributor Kathy L. Patrick shares the Books of the Year chosen by the Pulpwood Queens Book Clubs --- not only great gift suggestions but candidates for your own group's discussions. And if you're looking to take your book club on a post-holiday adventure, a great literary getaway would be the Pulpwood Queens' Girlfriend Weekend in January.
Monthly Contest: What's Your Book Group Reading This Month?
This month's prize book is THE NIGHTINGALE, Kristin Hannah's longtime bestseller that releases in paperback for the first time on April 25th. The novel tells the stories of two sisters --- separated by years and experience, by ideals, passion and circumstance --- each embarking on her own dangerous path toward survival, love and freedom in German-occupied, war-torn France. The deadline for your entries is Tuesday, May 9th at noon ET.