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What to Read / Watch After Age of Consent

What to Read / Watch After Age of Consent

Age of Consent by Marti Leimbach is a page-turning novel about a woman who decides to confront the abuse she suffered as a child. It’s an unflinching portrayal of a sexual predator and the courage required to bring him to justice.

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What We’re Reading This Summer

What We’re Reading This Summer

We asked our colleagues to share a book they’ve loved or can’t wait to read this summer. We’re sure you’ll find something to love on this list!

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Samantha Irby is Bad at Book Club

Samantha Irby is Bad at Book Club

Samantha Irby, author of We Are Never Meeting in Real Life, has a great take on the unique challenges of book club.

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7 Fantasy Novels for People Who Don’t Read Fantasy

7 Fantasy Novels for People Who Don’t Read Fantasy

When it comes to genre, we consider ourselves equal-opportunity readers here at the Reading Group Center. Thrillers, romance, mystery, historical fiction—we’ll devour them all!

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7 of Our Favorite Flawed Female Protagonists

7 of Our Favorite Flawed Female Protagonists

Swan Huntley’s debut novel, We Could Be Beautiful, is a spellbinding psychological thriller about a wealthy woman who has everything, yet can trust no one.

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8 Intriguing and Intrepid Women in Literature

8 Intriguing and Intrepid Women in Literature

Some of the most fascinating characters in literature are those who dare to defy the status quo, something of which Paulo Coelho is well aware. In his latest novel, The Spy, the internationally bestselling author recounts the life of Mata Hari, a fascinating historical figure who rose to be one of the most infamous women of the twentieth century.

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Armchair Adventurer: An Alaskan Road Trip in Heroes of the Frontier

Armchair Adventurer: An Alaskan Road Trip in Heroes of the Frontier

This darkly comic novel from Dave Eggers follows a single mom, Josie, after she leaves her children’s father and her home in Ohio and heads to Alaska with her kids, Paul and Ana. At first, the trip feels like a vacation, but things soon take a turn for the worse.

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We Contain Multitudes: New York City Represented in 10 Novels

We Contain Multitudes: New York City Represented in 10 Novels

While New York City covers only three hundred and four square miles, its five boroughs contain millions of people from a multitude of cultures and walks of life.

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Hilarious Quotables from We Are Never Meeting in Real Life. by Samantha Irby

Hilarious Quotables from We Are Never Meeting in Real Life. by Samantha Irby

Samantha Irby’s latest book of essays, We Are Never Meeting in Real Life., is a hilarious collection that touches on life’s big and small moments equally with empathy and wit.

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A Playlist for The Noise of Time

A Playlist for The Noise of Time

Here at the Reading Group Center, we believe that books and music go together like tea and biscuits, and very few novels have lent themselves more readily to musical accompaniment than Man Booker prize–winning author Julian Barnes’s latest novel, The Noise of Time.

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