From Booklist, Copyright © American Library Association. Used with permission.
The authors have fashioned a blueprint for a delightfully varied year of reading, reflection, and discussion. Whether it be for the member of an established book club, a novice attempting to launch a reading group, or an independent reader looking for suggestions, this guide offers something for everyone. It is organized around the calendar year; five titles designated as crowd pleasers, classics, challenges, memoirs, or potluck options are provided for each month. In addition to selections centering on appropriately seasonal themes, there are brief descriptions of each book, thought-provoking discussion questions, information about the authors, video and Internet resources, and lists of related readings. Literary discussion groups will welcome this invaluable resource. --Margaret Flanagan