National Reading Group Day, which we run in partnership with the Booksellers Association, is a celebration of reading groups throughout the country and the positive effect these groups have on their members. It marks the start of Independent Booksellers Week.
This year, National Reading Group Day will take place on 16 June, and to celebrate we want you to tell us about the books you have read that caused an emotional reaction – the books that made you laugh or cry (or maybe both). We know that books with an emotional impact are often the ones you remember most, and that the reactions might differ throughout the group! Is there a book that made you laugh out loud, while the rest of your group didn’t crack a smile? Or were you left dry-eyed when others member were in floods of tears?
Send us your recommendations by completing a quick survey, and in next month’s Reading Groups newsletter, we’ll share our final list of the best Books to Make You Laugh and Cry.
Need inspiration sooner? Last year for National Reading Group Day we asked for the most divisive reads in your groups – take a look at our Marmite Reads now.
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