January Goodreads Book Group: Best of 2012
Published on Thursday, December 20, 2012 - 12:45pm
Want to join a book group, but don't have time for meetings? Are you an avid social media user as well as an avid reader? Just want to read some good books and discuss them with others?
Join our online book discussion group on Goodreads!
Goodreads is an online community of more than 7 million readers. On the site, people share, rate, review, tag, recommend and organize their books. Goodreads also allows users to form groups. Each group has a virtual bookshelf for listing books of interest to the group and a space for forum-style discussions. As part of our group, we'll host monthly book discussions. Each month we’ll announce the theme (i.e. mystery, short stories, celebrity memoir) and then you choose the book you want to read and discuss.
Now that 2012 is drawing to a close, awards are being given and "Best of" lists are popping up all over. The New York Times and Washington Post critics have their lists. Goodreads members have voted on the Choice Awards. Amazon has their top sellers for the year. This month we'll be reading the best books of 2012 and discussing what makes a book "the best".
Pick a book from our Best of 2012 shelf or the suggestions below and join the discussion!
- NW by Zadie Smith
- Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity by Katherine Boo
- This is How You Lose Her by Junot Diaz
- Home by Toni Morrison
- The Round House by Louise Erdrich (National Book Award for Fiction)
- The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling (Goodreads Choice Award for Fiction)
- Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel (Man Booker Prize)
- The Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers (Guardian New Book Award)
- Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James
- Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
- No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama Bin Laden by Mark Owen
- Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain
For more information, please contact Kate Sigler at 202-727-1295.