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Goodreads Staff Reviews

Goodreads Staff Reviews
Read a book reviewed by our Library staff on Goodreads.

2015 Goodreads Choice Awards
Announcing the winners of the 2015 Goodreads Choice Awards, the only major book awards decided by readers. Congratulations to the best books of the year!


Best Books of 2015

2015 Goodreads Choice Awards
Announcing the winners of the 2015 Goodreads Choice Awards, the only major book awards decided by readers. Congratulations to the best books of the year!

2015 National Book Awards
The mission of the National Book Foundation and the National Book Awards is to celebrate the best of American literature, to expand its audience, and to enhance the cultural value of great writing in America.

Amazon’s Best-Selling Books of 2015
Which ones have you read? Which ones will you add to your reading list?

Amazon’s Top Ten Books of 2015
It’s the most wonderful time of the year if you love great books. The year-end “best of lists” are starting to roll in, and Amazon’s editors have posted their top picks.

Book Riot’s Best Books of 2015
It’s been an incredible year for books and reading. The Book Riot crew put our heads together, and the votes are in! These are our favorite books of 2015.

Most Checked-Out Adult Books of 2015
Ever wonder what everyone else is reading? We checked our files and here are the most checked-out books of 2015. How many books have you read on the list?

NPR’s Book Concierge
NPR’s Book Concierge showing best books for Book Club Ideas

O The Oprah Magazine
The jury is in! Get ready to dive in and read these captivating books of the past 12 months, as picked by O, The Oprah Magazine and Oprah.com editors.

Publishers Weekly Best Books of 2015
Each November, our reviews editors look back at the nearly 9,000 titles we reviewed over the course of the year and pick favorites.

Washington Post Top Ten of 2015
The ten best books of 2015.


Booklists

12 Books That Will Keep Your Attention Until the Very Last Page
Check out these page turners that will grab your attention.

15 Books America’s Most Successful People All Read
There's no one key to success, but many of the country's most successful people do have one thing in common: their taste in books.

18 Books Mark Zuckerberg Thinks You Should Read
A round-up of the Facebook founder's book club picks to populate your shelves or e-reader.

Oprah’s Book Club
Straight from the lady herself. Pick a title from Oprah's featured book club.

Read it & Stream it!
Read the eBook, then stream the movie.


Read Alikes

Books & Authors
Includes over 140,000 titles, 50,000 authors, and thousands of read-alikes.

Chat about books & more at one of our discussion groups.
There is something for everyone!

Click on the group title to find out what titles or topics are currently being discussed.
All listed groups are open for anyone to attend.

See our upcoming books discussions here »


Library led book discussion groups:

Arabian Nights Book Discussion Group
Meets at Arabian Library
Information: 480-312-READ (7323)

How Did I Miss That One? Book Discussion Group
Meets at Appaloosa Library
Information: 480-312-READ (7323)

I Wish I Had Read That Book Discussion Group
Meets at Civic Center Library
Information: 480-312-READ (7323)

PALS Book Discussion Group
Meets at Palomino Library
Information: 480-312-READ (7323)

You Can’t Make This Stuff Up! Non-Fiction Book Discussion Group
Meets at Civic Center Library
Information: 480-312-READ (7323)

Book discussion groups:

Contemporary Literature Book Discussion Group
Meets at Civic Center Library
Information: Barbara Serle, 480-991-6056

Literate Lizards Book Discussion Group
Meets at Mustang Library
Information: Barbara Yavitt, 480-948-2651


Cooking / Crafts / Games / History:

Advanced Beginner Bridge
Meets at Appaloosa Library
Information: Donna Ropp, dropp@cox

Art All Around Us
Meets at Mustang Library

Civil War Roundtable
Meets at Civic Center Library
Information: Dr. John Bamberl, 480-699-5844

In Stitches Knitters Group
Meets at Civic Center Library
Information: Catherine Kelleher, Kelleher_Catherine@hotmail

Open Cards and Games
Meets at Appaloosa Library

Scottsdale Bakes
Meets at Arabian Library
Information: Beth Cooper, BeCooper@ScottsdaleAZ.gov

Scottsdale Travel Club
Meets at Arabian Library
Information: Ruby Kelly, 602-790-8195 or rgk72154@gmail.com

Women’s Discussion Group
Meets at Civic Center Library
Information: Jill Karuso, 480-947-0340

Music discussions / Music performance:

Opera Appreciation Group
Meets at Civic Center Library
Information: Carol Harman, 480-348-1778 or carolharman@cox.net

Sultans of Rock
Meets at Palomino Library
Information: 480-484-7000 (ext. 6213)


For aspiring writers:

Indie Publishing Roundtable
Meets at Mustang Library
Information: Nikki Davis, scottsdalewriters@gmail.com

Mustang Writers’ Creative Group
Meets at Mustang Library
Information: Amy Schuster, amyschusterspen@aol.com

Mustang Writers’ Critique Group
Meets at Mustang Library
Information: Carrie Bell, clsbell29@gmail.com

Scottsdale Mustang Poets
Meets at Mustang Library
Information: Christy White, 480-677-0000

Storytelling:

Tellers of Tales Storytelling Group
Meets at Civic Center Library
Information: 602-390-3858

Book Club to Go (formerly Talk and Tote) Collections:

If you are interested in starting your own book discussion group or energizing your current one - then pick up a Book Club to Go at your Scottsdale Public Library.

Book Clubs to Go contain multiple copies of a book, and in some cases, author information, and discussion questions. Some even have a DVD so your group can compare the book and movie.

The library has a large number of titles to choose from. Just enter "Book Club to Go" into a keyword search in the library's catalog for what's available today.

  1. To check out a Book Club to Go, request the items online.
  2. You will be able to check out the Book Club to Go for 45 days.

     



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