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8 Story Collections So Good They’ll Leave You Wanting More

8 Story Collections So Good They’ll Leave You Wanting More

Short stories don’t always get the attention they deserve from book clubs, as they often are too brief to offer enough fodder for discussion. But there are many authors who manage to include just as much substance in a twenty-five-page story as others do in an eight-hundred-page tome.

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Thanksgiving Recipe Roundup

Thanksgiving Recipe Roundup

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and here at the Reading Group Center we couldn’t be more excited. A holiday based around food, gratitude, and quality time with loved ones can really only be improved in one way—with books, of course!

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10 Unreliable Narrators That Will Make You Question Everything

10 Unreliable Narrators That Will Make You Question Everything

Identifying an unreliable narrator in a novel always adds a fascinating new level to your reading experience and provides an excellent discussion topic for your book club.

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7 Books About Books You Should Be Reading

7 Books About Books You Should Be Reading

Whether it’s a novel set in the publishing world or a love letter to libraries, all readers can appreciate a good book about books.

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When Fact Informs Fiction: Chris Bohjalian Gives Voice to the Victims of Human Trafficking

When Fact Informs Fiction: Chris Bohjalian Gives Voice to the Victims of Human Trafficking

In Chris Bohjalian’s The Guest Room, we meet several characters whose lives are turned upside down by one ill-fated bachelor party. Two men wind up dead in a suburban home’s living room, two women are on the run from the police, and the party’s attendees are left to handle the fallout.

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8 Engaging Reads to Feed Your Political Obsession

8 Engaging Reads to Feed Your Political Obsession

Have you been glued to your TV and computer screens lately, tracking each new development in the 2016 presidential election? Is your Twitter feed full of political commentary condensed into 140 characters or fewer?

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6 Escapist Reads to Help You Avoid Politics

6 Escapist Reads to Help You Avoid Politics

We’ve compiled a list of excellent reads featuring magic, adventure, and dystopian futures that will draw you into well-imagined worlds far, far from the politicians.

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American Housewife’s Top 5 Classic Trashy Book Club Books

American Housewife’s Top 5 Classic Trashy Book Club Books

We asked American Housewife author Helen Ellis to share her favorite selections from her Classic Trashy Book Club!

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6 Haunted Reads for Your Book Club

6 Haunted Reads for Your Book Club

We know you’re aware of the classics (Stephen King! Edgar Allan Poe! R. L. Stine!) so we’ve compiled a list of some haunted tales you might not have read yet, but are sure to spook

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Alexander McCall Smith’s Pearls of Wisdom Shine in Precious and Grace

Alexander McCall Smith’s Pearls of Wisdom Shine in Precious and Grace

Each installment featuring the formidable ladies of the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency is a treat, and Alexander McCall Smith’s latest, Precious and Grace, is no exception.

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