A Year of Reading: A Month-by-month Guide to Classics and Crowd-pleasers for You and Your Book Group

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Sourcebooks, Incorporated, 2002 - Literary Criticism - 314 pages
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There are more than fifty thousand new books published each year. Choosing what to read can seem overwhelming. A Year of Reading relieves the anxiety by helping readers find just the right book for each month of the year.

Aimed at individuals and reading groups, A Year of Reading provides five fiction and nonfiction selections for each month with thorough summaries in the following categories: Crowd-Pleasers, Classics, Challenges, Memoirs and Potluck. This book also makes reading more fulfilling by providing additional selections, plus questions about the selections to stimulate thought and discussion.

Also included is information on authors, reviews, video and Internet resources and annotated lists of related reading. And if you still think reading is too passive, try one of the many activities suggested, such as author readings, visits to museums, nature hikes and more.

The appendices focus on book clubs, from the basics of starting your own to improving a group that has been together for some time.

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This has been on my wishlist for over a year so I was delighted when I found it on the shelf at Goodwill yesterday. So delighted in fact that I went home and spent the evening reading it. It broke ... Read full review

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I picked up A Year of Reading because I thought I would get lots of good ideas for new books to read, and that I did! A Year of Reading is set up to support a book group. For each of 12 months, a ... Read full review

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About the author (2002)

Elisabeth Ellington grew up in Georgia and graduated from Vesalius College in Brussels, Belgium, in 1995. She has taught at Brandeis University for several years. Her forthcoming doctoral dissertation focuses on biographies of eighteenth-century women writers. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband, Danny Wouters, a dog, two cats, and ten chickens. Her Seacoast New Hampshire book group has been together for seven years.

Jane Freimiller grew up in Philadelphia and graduated from Haverford College in 1987. After earning a Ph.D. in philosophy from Boston College, she taught at a university for several years. She has also been a sales clerk, office temp, and Web designer. Jane currently lives in London with her husband, Kevin Connolly, and is a member of a neighborhood book group as well as one sponsored by the National Gallery in London.

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