CHECK IT OUT: Library observing National Reading Group Month

Published: Tuesday, October 8, 2013 at 01:50 PM.

October is National Reading Group Month, which the Women’s National Book Association established in 2007. The group aims “to promote reading groups and to celebrate the joy of shared reading.”

Do you belong to a reading group? Would you like to join one? Come into the library; we can offer a space for your group meetings. If you have a group now and would like a change of meeting space, give us a call.

In addition, we can help you with your choice of books to read. Below is the Women’s National Book Association’s list of “Great Reads.” These titles are available in our library or through the Okaloosa County Public Library Cooperative system.

2013 NRGM Great Group Reads

•"Americanah" by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

•"Beautiful Ruins" by Jess Walter

•"Big Brother" by Lionel Shriver

•"A Constellation of Vital Phenomena" by Anthony Marra

•"David" by Ray Robertson

•"The House Girl" by Tara Conklin

•"How It All Began" by Penelope Lively

•"Is This Tomorrow" by Caroline Leavitt

•"Life After Life" by Kate Atkinson

•"Margot" by Jillian Cantor

•"Mary Coin" by Marisa Silver

•"The Middlesteins" by Jami Attenberg

•"Nowhere Is a Place" by Bernice L. McFadden

•"The One-Way Bridge" by Cathie Pelletier

•"Ordinary Grace" by William Kent Krueger

•"The Other Typist" by Suzanne Rindell

•"The Round House" by Louise Erdrich

•"Schroder" by Amity Gaige

•"Sparta" by Roxana Robinson

•"Wash" by Margaret Wrinkle

•"The Yellow Birds" by Kevin Powers

Some of the titles are available as e-books. Go to our online catalog and look the titles up. Remember, if you have a library card from any of the cooperative’s six member libraries, you can borrow e-book titles.

See www.nationalreadinggroupmonth.org/# for more about National Reading Group Month.

Jean Lewis is the Crestview Public Library's director.

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