National Reading Group Month 2010 Great Group Reads
2010 GREAT GROUP READS
October is National Reading Group Month (NRGM) and the NRGM 2010 Great Group Reads have been selected.
Thirteen titles have been picked this year. The selections were based on their appeal to reading groups -- discussible books that deal with difficult personal choices, cultural and social issues, controversial topics, intriguing characters, interesting plots, and stories that may be revelant to the readers' lives. Also, books which perhaps have flown under the radar of reading groups overwhelmed by the number of new releases each year.
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 byHeidi W. Durrow
Little Bee by Chris Cleve
The Lotus Eaters by Tatjana Soli
Molly Fox's Birthday by Deidre 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
Get your group on and start the conversation!
National Reading Group Month celebrates shared reading by promoting reading groups. “People are reading less and less for pleasure, yet month in and month out, thousands of groups nationwide gather to discuss the latest and to revisit older titles,” observed Jill Tardiff, chair of the National Reading Group Month, an initiative of the Women's National Book Association.