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I had a feeling that 2021 was going to be a great year for reading, and so far it has been. So many of the books that I have read have been perfect for book group discussions.

First up, we are featuring the discussion guide for Lisa Scottoline's debut historical novel, ETERNAL, a Bets On pick that revolves around a love triangle that unfolds in the heart of the creeping shadow of Fascism. We also share our rave Bookreporter review from Jana Siciliano, who says, “The characters are so beautifully fleshed out that you feel as if you are reading someone’s family memoir… Elisabetta, Marco and Sandro share a stage that is swift and ever-changing, which makes ETERNAL a truly outstanding work of historical fiction…. Scottoline should be congratulated for taking on such a despicable yet compelling topic and turning it into a searing, thoughtful and emotional story that will thrill her dedicated readers and newcomers alike.” Click here for my Bets On commentary and why I loved it too. I look forward to interviewing Lisa soon!

As we think back on the past year, I love how many book groups did a quick pivot to Zoom and/or socially distanced meetings once the pandemic hit. If your group is still meeting, celebrate. If your group is not meeting, think about the books you want to talk about when you resume meeting. If you are in the latter category, start sharing lists of what you have been reading and use a sharing software like Google Docs to start planning your next read(s).