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Goodreads Staff Reviews

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

2016 Goodreads Choice Awards
Announcing the winners of the 2016 Goodreads Choice Awards, the only major book awards decided by readers. Congratulations to the best books of the year!


Featured 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.

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.

Valuable Books for Each Stage of a Startup
This list aims to help founders read the most useful books at the right time for their startup.


Famous Booklists

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.

Bill Gates' Booklists
What's on the list for one of the most-influential business men in the world?

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


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.

Upcoming Book Discussions & Author Events »


Book discussion groups:

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

Bossypants Book Club
Meets offsite
Information: 480-312-READ (7323)

The Butler Read It! Mystery Book Discussion Group
Meets at Appaloosa Library
Information: 480-312-READ (7323)

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

Do YA Read Me Book Discussion Group
Meets at Arabian Library
Information: 480-312-READ (7323)




Happy Hour Book Club
Meets offsite
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)

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

Thrilling Reads Book Discussion Group
Meets at Mustang Library
Information: 480-312-READ (7323)


Cooking / Crafts / Games / History:

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

Art All Around Us
Meets at Mustang Library

The Civil War Discussion Group
Meets at Civic Center Library
*Group does not meet in June and July months

Civil War Roundtable
Meets at Civic Center Library
Information: Dr. John Bamberl, 480-699-5844
*Group does not meet in June and July months

Genealogy Workshop
Meets at Civic Center Library

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

Open Cards and Games
Meets at Appaloosa Library
*Group does not meet in June and July months

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

Scottsdale Travel Club
Meets at Arabian Library
Information: Ruby Kelly, 480-790-8195 or rgk72154@gmail.com
*Group does not meet in June and July months

 

Music discussions / Music performance:

The Musician's Roundhouse
Meets at Civic Center Library
Information: 480-312-READ (7323)

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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