Five Ways to Celebrate National Reading Group Month

October is National Reading Group Month, an initiative of the Women’s National Book Association.  Whether you’re a long time book club fan or just wondering if one might be for you, here are five ideas for how to celebrate!

1. Attend a National Reading Group Month event in a city near you – the signature event is in Nashville, but there’s plenty going on from coast to coast. You can check out  Book Club Girl’s blog for a fantastic list.

2. Are you already in a book club?  Blog about your book group and share the link with Boston Bibliophile, who’s putting together a National Reading Month roundup here.

3. Win books for your mother-daughter book club or school/library book group!  Have you entered THE BRILLIANT FALL OF GIANNA Z. book club giveaway yet?  You can click here for all the details.

4. Want to promote reading groups and literature circles at your child’s school?  Head to your favorite indie bookstore and purchase five copies of a great MG or YA title to donate to your child’s classroom or library.

5. What’s your favorite book to recommend as a book club selection?  You get to choose three – one for adults, one for teens, and one for middle grade readers.  Leave your top choices in comments, and I’ll include them in a roundup past later this month!

4 Replies on “Five Ways to Celebrate National Reading Group Month

  1. I am not in a book club (maybe I should be!) Here are my three suggestions…

    1. adult – Fingersmith by Sarah Waters (the last adult book I read…)

    2. ya – The Dust of 100 Dogs by A.S. King (an amazing book worthy of lots of discussion!)

    3. mg – The Year the Swallows Came Early by Kathryn Fitzmaurice

  2. Adult: “The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society” by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows

    Teens: “Donorboy” by Brendan Halpin

    MG: “Champlain and the Silent One” by Kate Messner (and no, I’m not trying to curry favor with you – this book blew me away!)

  3. Im kinda disopionted

    Why did you say that the mean girls where like pittbulls, the mean girls must be pretty nice!!!