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Beloved Author Elena Ferrante's Powerful New Novel is Set in a Divided Naples

In THE LYING LIFE OF ADULTS, readers will discover another gripping, highly addictive and totally unforgettable Neapolitan story.

THE PUSH by Ashley Audrain is January's "Good Morning America" Book Club Pick

This psychological drama is about a woman whose experience of motherhood is nothing what she hoped for --- and everything she feared.

The Secrets of One Family Are Revealed in Liese O'Halloran Schwarz's New Novel

WHAT COULD BE SAVED is about a family shattered by loss and betrayal, and the beauty that can exist even in the midst of brokenness.

Special Features and Contests


Special Contest: Enter to Win Up to 12 Digital Copies of the Audiobook Edition of Kristin Hannah's THE FOUR WINDS for Your Group

ReadingGroupGuides.com is proud to host a very special audiobook contest for THE FOUR WINDS by Kristin Hannah, which releases on February 2nd. This upcoming Bookreporter.com Bets On pick is an epic novel of love, heroism and hope, set against the backdrop of one of America’s most defining eras --- the Great Depression.

Thirty (30) book groups will win up to 12 digital copies of the audiobook, which includes a bonus conversation between Kristin Hannah and narrator Julia Whelan. The deadline for your entries is Wednesday, February 3rd at noon ET.

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Featured Guide: THE LYING LIFE OF ADULTS by Elena Ferrante

Giovanna’s pretty face is changing, turning ugly, at least so her father thinks. Giovanna, he says, looks more like her Aunt Vittoria every day. But can it be true? Is she really changing? Is she turning into her Aunt Vittoria, a woman she hardly knows but whom her mother and father clearly despise? Surely there is a mirror somewhere in which she can see herself as she truly is. Giovanna is searching for her reflection in two kindred cities that fear and detest one another: Naples of the heights, which assumes a mask of refinement, and Naples of the depths, a place of excess and vulgarity. She moves from one to the other in search of the truth, but neither city seems to offer answers or escape.

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Our Reader-Selected Best Books of 2020

Over the last two months, we asked you to share both your favorite book that you read with your book group and your favorite book that you read outside your group in 2020. The top 10 results in each category are in! AMERICAN DIRT by Jeanine Cummins was the top pick in both categories.

A special congratulations to our contest winner, Anne W. from Pinehurst, NC, who won six fabulous book group titles releasing this year: THE CHILDREN'S BLIZZARD by Melanie Benjamin, ETERNAL by Lisa Scottoline, THE FOUR WINDS by Kristin Hannah, THE PUSH by Ashley Audrain, THE ROSE CODE by Kate Quinn, and WHAT COULD BE SAVED by Liese O'Halloran Schwarz.

» Click here for our reader-selected best books of 2020.


Our Favorite Monthly Lists & Picks for January

Each month, we share top book picks from Indie Next and LibraryReads, as well as the Target Book Club title and Pennie's Pick for Costco. We also feature a number of other prominent picks, including Oprah’s Book Club, the Barnes & Noble Book Club, the Reese Witherspoon x Hello Sunshine Book Club, Jenna Bush Hager's "Read with Jenna" Today Show Book Club, the "Good Morning America" Book Club, the PBS NewsHour-New York Times “Now Read This” Book Club, and Simon & Schuster’s Book Club Favorites.

» Click here for January's Favorite Monthly Lists & Picks.

Latest Guides

BETTER LUCK NEXT TIME is the eagerly anticipated second novel from the bestselling author of BE FRANK WITH ME, a charming story of endings, new beginnings, and the complexities and complications of friendship and love, set in late 1930s Reno.

Black Buck by Mateo Askaripour - Satire/Dark Humor

For fans of Sorry to Bother You and The Wolf of Wall Street comes a crackling, satirical debut novel about a young man given a shot at stardom as the lone Black salesman at a mysterious, cult-like and wildly successful startup where nothing is as it seems.

From the New York Times bestselling author of THE AVIATOR’S WIFE comes a story of courage on the prairie, inspired by the devastating storm that struck the Great Plains in 1888, threatening the lives of hundreds of immigrant homesteaders, especially schoolchildren.

Dead to Her by Sarah Pinborough - Psychological Thriller

For fans of Liane Moriarty, Liv Constantine and Lisa Jewell, DEAD TO HER is a twisty psychological thriller about a savvy second wife who will do almost anything to come out on top.

The Lying Life of Adults written by Elena Ferrante, translated by Ann Goldstein - Fiction

THE LYING LIFE OF ADULTS is a powerful new novel set in a divided Naples by Elena Ferrante, the New York Times bestselling author of MY BRILLIANT FRIEND and THE LOST DAUGHTER.

The New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of THE ONLY WOMAN IN THE ROOM returns with a thrilling reconstruction of one of the most notorious events in literary history: Agatha Christie's mysterious 11-day disappearance in 1926.

In NO TIME LIKE THE FUTURE, actor and advocate Michael J. Fox shares personal stories and observations about illness and health, aging, the strength of family and friends, and how our perceptions about time affect the way we approach mortality.

Outlawed by Anna North - Western/Adventure

THE CRUCIBLE meets True Grit in this riveting adventure story of a fugitive girl, a mysterious gang of robbers and their dangerous mission to transform the Wild West.

The Push by Ashley Audrain - Psychological Thriller

THE PUSH is a tense, page-turning psychological drama about the making and breaking of a family, and a woman whose experience of motherhood is nothing at all what she hoped for --- and everything she feared.

The New York Times bestselling author of the Maisie Dobbs series offers a deeply personal memoir of her Kentish childhood and her family’s resilience in the face of war and privation.

Alternating between past and present as secrets are revealed, WHAT COULD BE SAVED is an unforgettable novel about a family shattered by loss and betrayal, and the beauty that can exist even in the midst of brokenness.