October is Reading Group Month
National Reading Group Month is recognized each October. The Women’s National Book Association has been promoting the values of reading groups since they established in 1917. As a result of their efforts National Reading Group Month was established to raise awareness of literature and reading.
Reading groups are a great way to meet others who share the same reading interests as you and can offer a glimpse at reading a genre you have not tried before. They also foster an appreciation of literature and continued reading.
The easiest way to join a reading group or book club is to visit one of the Fauquier County Public Libraries. We have a variety of books club available at each of our locations: we have mystery, fiction, classic, non-fiction books clubs.
Visit our Reading Page to learn more about meeting dates and locations. If you’ve ever thought about starting your own book group or joining a book group, the library has resources available to help you get your group up and running.
Resources to get you started
A Year of Reading: A Month-by Month Guide to Classics and Crowd-Pleasers for You or Your Book Club by Elizabeth Ellingston will have you covered for the entire year.
The Reading Group Handbook: Everything You Need to Know to Know to Start Your Own Book Club by Rachel W. Jacobsohn offers great tips and advice on how to get started.
The Book Club Companion: The Comprehensive Guide to the Reading Group Experience by Diana Loevy offers insights into enhancing the reading group’s experience.
If you like to have food at your book group (who doesn’t) check out Sarah Gardner’s’ Read it and Eat, a month-by-month guide including recipes your group will enjoy.
Books about Book Groups
The Jane Austen Book Club by Karen Joy Fowler
Murder at the Book Group by Maggie King
The Cherry Cola Book Club by Ashton Lee
The Sweetgum Knit Lit Society by Beth Pattilio
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer
Summer Reading by Hilma Wiltzer
Online resources that provide reviews and series information those can be found on our Reading Page.
Stop by any reference desk to speak to a librarian about starting your own book group or about joining one of ours!
– Jody, Adult Reference, Warrenton central library