Fall Book Discussion Preview!

by | Aug 2, 2021 | Book Club Preview, RA Blog

Hooray for book discussions! This fall, 4 of our popular discussions go back to in-person meetings, and we’re launching a new book club for all those who’d rather stay in. Always Virtual, hosted by Emily Bettcher, will be exclusively online, so get that comfy chair and a cup of tea ready.

We’ve got a great list of books this fall, ready to be discussed. Here are some of the highlights.

October 18: Always Virtual, hosted by Emily Bettcher

All Adults Here by Emma Straub, is a book about consequences, parenting and how we become who we are. (Disclosure: I read it and enjoyed it greatly, so I feel no hesitation about recommending it to you.) This book was a New York Times bestseller, and a Read With Jenna pick.


October 21: 20|30ish with Izabel Gronski

We Ride Upon Sticks by Quan Berry is set against the backdrop of high school field hockey, and a girls’ team that will do ANYTHING to make it into the finals. It just so happens that this particular team lives in the home of the original 1692 Witch Trials…so what does ANYTHING really mean? (Disclosure: I’ve also read THIS one, and it was also really excellent.)

October 26: Refreshing Reads with Melissa Apple

Bad Blood by John Carreyrou is a humdinger of a book. A national bestseller, it explores the con perpetrated by Elizabeth Holmes–a scandal that shocked the tech startup world. (Disclosure: I in fact have also read this book, and it is SO fascinating. Quite a read.)

November 18: Everything Irish with Kathy O’Leary

Saints for All Occasions by J Courtney Sullivan is a slightly older title, but it’s an absolutely beautiful book about the meaning of family, and how we love one another amidst everything that can happen in a life. It’s an Irish-American story, through and through. (Disclosure: I have read this book as well, quelle surprise, and absolutely loved it.)

November 19: Mysteries in the Morning with Julia Churchill

Fortune Favors the Dead, by Stephen Spotswood, is the first book in new mystery series set during World War II. It looks like a really good mystery with an extremely interesting cast of characters. (Disclosure: I haven’t read this one! But it’s on my TBR and maybe I’ll get to it before November 19!)