Ready to rev up your library’s book club? Great! We’ve got a TON of resources to help:
Reading Group Gold is the destination for reading group news, sweepstakes and giveaways, early copies of upcoming books, and reading guides for select titles from Macmillan. You can also sign up for their newsletter.
Our “One Book, One City” community reading recommendations are a good source for discussable fiction AND nonfiction titles. View the current catalog here (backlist: 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014).
Our NEA Big Read Picks and Indie Next Picks for Book Clubs are solid choices:
We also recommend discussable titles during Booklist book club webinars and at other book buzzes. Don’t forget you can download these presentations to give in your own library!
Invite an author to your library! These authors are willing to Skype in to book club meetings if they can’t attend in person.
Download a sortable spreadsheet (with ISBNs!!) of adult titles with reading group guides.
Our personal favorites include these timely titles on immigration, social justice, race relations, and feminism by Carol Anderson, Michael Eric Dyson, Diane Guerrero, Anthony Ray Hinton, and more.
And Seanan McGuire‘s Alex-Award winning Wayward Children series is highly discussable!
Top Macmillan Book Club titles (according to Bookscan rankings):
NIGHT by Elie Wiesel
BEING MORTAL by Atul Gawande
ANNIHILATION by Jeff VanderMeer (the Southern Reach trilogy)
A LONG WAY GONE by Ishmael Beah
All titles by Kristin Hannah, especially THE NIGHTINGALE, THE GREAT ALONE, and WINTER GARDEN
SALVAGE THE BONES & MEN WE REAPED by Jesmyn Ward
THE SPIRIT CATCHES YOU AND YOU FALL DOWN by Anne Fadiman
STILL LIFE by Louise Penny (Armand Gamache series)
MR. PENUMBRA’S 24-HOUR BOOKSTORE by Robin Sloan
GILEAD by Marilynne Robinson
VICTORIA by Daisy Goodwin
SHANTARAM by Gregory David Roberts
A DOG’S JOURNEY by W. Bruce Cameron
NICKEL AND DIMED by Barbara Ehrenreich
JUSTICE by Michael J. Sandel
THE LAST PAINTING OF SARA DE VOS by Dominic Smith
OUTLINE by Rachel Cusk (the Outline trilogy)
ONCE WE WERE BROTHERS by Ronald H. Balson
SARAH’S KEY by Tatiana de Rosnay
MIDDLESEX by Jeffrey Eugenides