In The Club

In The Club Jan 3

Welcome back to In The Club, a newsletter of resources to keep your book group well-met and well-read. Let’s dive in.

We’re giving away a stack of our 20 favorite books of the year. Click here to enter, or just click the image below.

Start off the year easy: We’ve got a book list for when you don’t really feel like reading. Most of them are centered around activities, and therefore perfect for a low-key book group meeting!

Ready to plan your page-to-screen viewings for 2018? Here are 13 you won’t want to miss. The Crazy Rich Asians adaptation cannot come soon enough, I tell you.

Love mystery shows but not so sure about comics? We’ve got some pairing suggestions to help your group find the right one(s). Any mention of Orphan Black has my immediate attention.

Ready, set, hold: 46 books by women of color coming in 2018!  Some writers might already be familiar (Tayari Jones, Zadie Smith, Roxane Gay), but there are also quite a few debuts and new voices to discover here.

Want to go off the bestseller list? LitHub asked booksellers what books from 2017 deserved more attention, and here are 40 of them for your consideration. They run the gamut — fiction, nonfiction, graphic novels, you name it.

Read like David Bowie! His son has started a book club in his honor, and the first pick is Hawksmoor by Peter Ackroyd. It appears the discussion will take place on Twitter on February 1.

As we say goodbye to Sue Grafton, now might be the time your group revisits (or starts!) The Alphabet Series.

And that’s a wrap: Happy discussing! If you’re interested in more science fiction and fantasy talk, you can catch me and my co-host Sharifah on the SFF Yeah! podcast. For many many more book recommendations (including the occasional book club question!) you can find me on the Get Booked podcast with the inimitable Amanda.

Your fellow booknerd,

More Resources: 
– Our Book Group In A Box guide
– List your group on the Book Group Resources page