October is National Reading Group Month


Do you love to read books and discuss them with your friends or coworkers? October is National Reading Group Month, and it's the perfect time to start or join a reading group. Not sure where to start? Don't worry, we can help! 

Did you know the library hosts dozens of books clubs? We have book clubs for graphic novels, fiction and nonfiction, and book clubs for teens and children. Register for an upcoming book club today!

Want to start your own book club with friends, colleagues or someone else? We can help with that! We have over 250 book club kits for adults, teens and kids, in both fiction and nonfiction. Each kit comes with 10 paperback copies and a reading guide with discussion questions to facilitate great conversations. Best of all, each kit checks out for six weeks. Browse our newest book club kits today. Need a little more help to get started? Consider some questions like how often and where your book club will meet. When and how do you choose the books? Will you have one person facilitate the questions or will you rotate between members? What about food and drinks or a movie screening to tie it all together?

Not sure what you might like to read in your book club? Fill out Arapahoe Libraries' suggestion form which goes right to our subject matter experts (i.e. our bibliophile librarians) for their expert opinion tailored to what you want to read. Also check out our staff picks, handpicked by us, for you! You may find inspiration that leads to your next great read when you see what staff members have loved reading. We've also put together a list of 2017's big book club books. Whatever you're looking for, we're here to help!

2017's Big Book Club Books

List created by AL_PAMELAH

Are you on the lookout for books to talk about this year? Take a look at these.

Like historical fiction? Try this set In the winter of 1885, an expedition explores the vast Alaskan Territory. Meanwhile, the captain's pregnant wife is left behind in Vancouver.

British Rachel returns to Kenya and the farm where she grew up, but life at the end of the British Empire is changing.

A book of dual narratives: Sarah, the daughter of John Brown, cannot have children and helps slaves run away via the Underground Railway. In the later story, Eden also cannot have children, and lives in one of the Civil War houses.

Alice Stanhope and her daughter Zoe have always relied on each other - until Alice receives a terminal diagnosis.

Find out how the famous Lipizzaner horses survived World War II.

A timely story of racial prejudice: a white couple ask that the black nurse be reassigned to another mother in the delivery room.

A fascinating look at the essential roles played by women in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, during the development of the atom bomb.

Is young Anna O'Donnell really surviving on air? Donoghue explores faith, belief, and good and evil in this book set in a small Irish village.

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