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What a week for me and book groups! On Sunday, I did a presentation of 55 books at the Bernardsville Public Library in Bernardsville, NJ, for book groups and avid readers. It was really energizing to speak with a group of enthusiastic readers, many of whom were taking notes. Above you can see a photo of me with Madelyn English from the library, and there is a photo of attendees eagerly picking up galleys that were kindly provided by some publishers. It was a lovely way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

Over the last two months, we asked you to tell us your favorite book that you read with your book group in 2018 (the top selection was THE GREAT ALONE by Kristin Hannah) and your favorite book that you read outside your group (the #1 pick was WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING by Delia Owens). All of the results are in, and we’re happy to share them with you here!

A special congratulations to our contest winner, Pat C. from Naples, FL, who won six titles releasing the first quarter of this year that I think would be great for book group discussions: THE AGE OF LIGHT by Whitney Scharer, THE GIRLS AT 17 SWANN STREET by Yara Zgheib, THE HUNTRESS by Kate Quinn, THE ISLAND OF SEA WOMEN by Lisa See, LOST ROSES by Martha Hall Kelly, and THE ONLY WOMAN IN THE ROOM by Marie Benedict. To all those who contributed, thank you for sharing!