October is National Reading Group Month

Since 2007, Women’s National Book Association’s initiative, National Reading Group Month, has promoted the value of book discussion groups in October.

The goals of National Reading Group Month (NRGM) are:

  • increase public awareness of the joy and value of shared reading
  • provide a time for reading groups to celebrate their accomplishments and plan for the future
  • provide opportunities for individuals to join an existing reading group or start a new one
  • encourage libraries, bookstores, and organizations to host special reading group events

The Central Plains Library System has added a number of books sets to encourage shared reading. Here are our new titles:

Mad Honey by Jodi Picoult (10 copies)
This book is a riveting novel of suspense, an unforgettable love story, and a moving and powerful exploration of the secrets we keep and the risks we take in order to become ourselves.
Good Morning America Book Club Pick
People‘s Book of the Week
New York Times Bestseller

The Mystery of Hunting’s End by Mignon G. Eberhart (10 copies)
The Sand Hills of Nebraska, where Mignon G. Eberhart lived as a newlywed, inspired the setting of this 1930 chiller. Smack in the middle of the rolling desolation is Hunting’s End, a weekend lodge owned by the rich Kingery family. To that place socialite Matil Kingery invites a strange collection of guests—the same people who were at the lodge when her father died of “heart failure” exactly five years ago. She intends to find out which one of them murdered him.
2023 One Book One Nebraska Selection

Our Missing Hearts by Celeste Ng (10 copies)
This book is an old story made new, of the ways supposedly civilized communities can ignore the most searing injustice. It’s a story about the power—and limitations—of art to create change, the lessons and legacies we pass on to our children, and how any of us can survive a broken world with our hearts intact.
Reese’s Book Club October Pick
New York Times Bestseller

Slammed by Colleen Hoover (16 copies)
Colleen Hoover’s romantic, emotion-packed debut novel unforgettably captures all the magic and confusion of first love, as two young people forge an unlikely bond before discovering that fate has other plans for them.

The Whalebone Theatre by Joanna Quinn (10 copies)
A transporting, irresistible debut novel that takes its heroine, Cristabel Seagrave, from a theatre made of whalebones to covert operations during World War II—a story of love, family, bravery, lost innocence, and self-transformation.
TODAY Show #Read with Jenna Book Club Pick
Camilla the Queen Consort’s Royal Reading Room Club Selection
New York Times Bestseller

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