Read It Forward is a proud sponsor of National Reading Group Month, an month-long celebration of the joy of shared reading.
Whether you’re a reading group member, author, bookseller, librarian, or publishing industry professional, there are tons of ways to get involved in National Reading Group Month. There are special events at book stores and libraries across the country, book group resources and support, as well as this carefully curated list of books that are sure to inspire lively book group discussion.
Be among the first to learn about a literary sensation that’s sweeping Europe!
Bonita Avenue will be available in the U.S. in January 2015, and we’re thrilled to share it with you now. Critics are hailing Peter Buwalda as “The Dutch answer to Jonathan Franzen.”
A riveting portrait of a family in crisis and the ways that even the smallest twists of fate can forever change our lives, Bonita Avenue is an incendiary, unpredictable debut of relationships torn asunder by lies, and minds destroyed by madness.
The beautifully written, deeply affecting story of Jean-Michel Basquiat’s partner, her past, and their life together.
“Sublime, poetic . . . [Clement] chronicles her close friend Suzanne Mallouk’s love affair with Basquiat in elegant, spare, riveting prose,” says Rebecca Walker for NPR.
“A powerful female coming of age story . . . A harrowing, beautifully told love story about two seekers colliding in a pivotal moment in history, and setting everything, including themselves, on fire.”
Celebrate the freedom to read during Banned Books Week, September 21-27, 2014.
Since 1990, the American Library Association’s (ALA) Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) has received reports of more than 18,000 attempts to remove materials in schools and libraries for content deemed by some as inappropriate, controversial or even dangerous.
Here’s a fact that never ceases to amaze us: To Kill a Mockingbird – consistently named one of the “best books of all time” by your fellow RIFers – is one of the most challenged books in history.