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Nothing is better than sitting among friends and intelligently discussing a book—whether you loved it, hated it, or just can't make heads or tails of it. That's why we offer free Reading Group Guides as the building blocks for your next great discussion. Our guides go the extra step by supplying not only perceptive questions, but also background material on the subject matter, author information, and suggestions for further reading. Reading Group Guides are invaluable for understanding and appreciating your book-club picks. When you're looking for a variety of titles, from mystery and historical fiction to literary classics and young adult books, let us help you build a strong base for your next book discussion.

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All American Dream Dolls Reading Guide All American Dream Dolls
David Haynes
0156005727  Trade Paperback
All Souls Reading Guide All Souls
Christine Schutt
0151014493  Hardcover
All the King's Men Reading Guide All the King's Men
Robert Penn Warren
015101163X  Hardcover
0156004801  Trade Paperback
0156012952  Trade Paperback
All the King's Men  [2006 Movie Tie-In Edition] Reading Guide All the King's Men [2006 Movie Tie-In Edition]
Robert Penn Warren
0156031043  Trade Paperback
All the Names Reading Guide All the Names
José Saramago Translated from the Portugues by Margaret Jull Costa
0156010593  Trade Paperback
Ambitious Brew Reading Guide Ambitious Brew
The Story of American Beer
Maureen Ogle
0156033593  Trade Paperback
0151010129  Hardcover
Animals in Translation Reading Guide Animals in Translation
Using the Mysteries of Autism to Decode Animal Behavior
Temple Grandin and Catherine Johnson
0156031442  Trade Paperback
Baudolino Reading Guide Baudolino
Umberto Eco Translated from the Italian by William Weaver
0156029065  Trade Paperback
Be Mine Reading Guide Be Mine
Laura Kasischke
0151012733  Hardcover
0156033836  Trade Paperback
Be Near Me Reading Guide Be Near Me
Andrew O'Hagan
0156033968  Trade Paperback
0151013039  Hardcover
Becoming Strangers Reading Guide Becoming Strangers
Louise Dean
015603266X  Trade Paperback
0151011745  Hardcover
Blindness Reading Guide Blindness
José Saramago
0156007754  Trade Paperback
0151002517  Hardcover
Blindness (Movie Tie-In) Reading Guide Blindness (Movie Tie-In)
José Saramago
0156035588  Trade Paperback
Breakable You Reading Guide Breakable You
Brian Morton
0156033178  Trade Paperback
0151011923  Hardcover
Breaking Her Fall Reading Guide Breaking Her Fall
Stephen Goodwin
0156029693  Trade Paperback
Broken Verses Reading Guide Broken Verses
Kamila Shamsie
0156030535  Trade Paperback
Chosen by a Horse Reading Guide Chosen by a Horse
Susan Richards
0156031175  Trade Paperback
Cinnamon Gardens Reading Guide Cinnamon Gardens
A Novel
Shyam Selvadurai
0156013282  Trade Paperback
The Color Purple Reading Guide The Color Purple
Alice Walker
0156028352  Trade Paperback
0151191549  Hardcover
The Color Purple (Musical Tie-in) Reading Guide The Color Purple (Musical Tie-in)
Alice Walker
0156031825  Mass Market Paperbound
Cotton Reading Guide Cotton
Christopher Wilson
0156030454  Trade Paperback
0151011230  Hardcover
The Crimson Petal and the White Reading Guide The Crimson Petal and the White
Michel Faber
0156028778  Trade Paperback
Crooked River Burning Reading Guide Crooked River Burning
Mark Winegardner
0151002940  Hardcover
015601422X  Trade Paperback
The Dead of Summer Reading Guide The Dead of Summer
Camilla Way
0151013705  Hardcover
The Demon and the Angel Reading Guide The Demon and the Angel
Searching for the Source of Artistic Inspiration
Edward Hirsch
0156027445  Trade Paperback
The Distant Land of My Father Reading Guide The Distant Land of My Father
Bo Caldwell
0156027135  Trade Paperback
The Double Reading Guide The Double
José Saramago Translated from the Portuguese by Margaret Jull Costa
0156032589  Trade Paperback
A Factory of Cunning Reading Guide A Factory of Cunning
Philippa Stockley
0156030675  Trade Paperback
The Florist's Daughter Reading Guide The Florist's Daughter
Patricia Hampl
0151012571  Hardcover
Girl Sleuth Reading Guide Girl Sleuth
Nancy Drew and the Women Who Created Her
Melanie Rehak
015603056X  Trade Paperback
0151010412  Hardcover
Golden Country Reading Guide Golden Country
Jennifer Gilmore
0156034379  Trade Paperback
Gorgeous Lies Reading Guide Gorgeous Lies
Martha McPhee
015100613X  Hardcover
Grayson Reading Guide Grayson
Lynne Cox
0156034670  Trade Paperback
The Great Stink Reading Guide The Great Stink
Clare Clark
0156030888  Trade Paperback
0151011613  Hardcover
His Lovely Wife Reading Guide His Lovely Wife
Elizabeth Dewberry
0156032554  Trade Paperback
0151012210  Hardcover
A Hole in the Earth Reading Guide A Hole in the Earth
Robert Bausch
0156011840  Trade Paperback
The Honey Thief Reading Guide The Honey Thief
Elizabeth Graver
0156013908  Trade Paperback
Hope and Other Dangerous Pursuits Reading Guide Hope and Other Dangerous Pursuits
Laila Lalami
015603087X  Trade Paperback
House Under Snow Reading Guide House Under Snow
Jill Bialosky
0156027461  Trade Paperback
How to Read a Poem Reading Guide How to Read a Poem
And Fall in Love with Poetry
Edward Hirsch
0156005662  Trade Paperback
0151004196  Hardcover
The Hunters Reading Guide The Hunters
Claire Messud
0156007312  Trade Paperback
0151005885  Hardcover
Jamestown Reading Guide Jamestown
Matthew Sharpe
015603171X  Trade Paperback
Karoo Boy Reading Guide Karoo Boy
Troy Blacklaws
0156030659  Trade Paperback
Kung Fu High School Reading Guide Kung Fu High School
Ryan Gattis Illustrations by Brandon Gattis
0156030365  Trade Paperback
L'America Reading Guide L'America
Martha McPhee
0156032368  Trade Paperback
Lady of the Snakes Reading Guide Lady of the Snakes
Rachel Pastan
0151013691  Hardcover
The Last Life Reading Guide The Last Life
A Novel
Claire Messud
0156011654  Trade Paperback
0151004714  Hardcover
Lavinia Reading Guide Lavinia
Ursula K. Le Guin
0151014248  Hardcover
The Liberated Bride Reading Guide The Liberated Bride
A. B. Yehoshua
0156030160  Trade Paperback
0151006539  Hardcover
The Life All Around Me By Ellen Foster Reading Guide The Life All Around Me By Ellen Foster
Kaye Gibbons
0156032902  Trade Paperback
0151012040  Hardcover
The Life Before Her Eyes Reading Guide The Life Before Her Eyes
Laura Kasischke
0156027127  Trade Paperback
Life Mask Reading Guide Life Mask
Emma Donoghue
0156032643  Trade Paperback
Life of Pi Reading Guide Life of Pi
Yann Martel
0156027321  Trade Paperback
0151008116  Hardcover
0151013837  Hardcover
The Life Room Reading Guide The Life Room
Jill Bialosky
0156034328  Trade Paperback
0151010471  Hardcover
Lighthousekeeping Reading Guide Lighthousekeeping
Jeanette Winterson
0156032899  Trade Paperback
0151011176  Hardcover
The Lost Legends of New Jersey Reading Guide The Lost Legends of New Jersey
Frederick Reiken
0156010941  Trade Paperback
Loverboy Reading Guide Loverboy
Victoria Redel
015600724X  Trade Paperback
The Magician's Assistant Reading Guide The Magician's Assistant
Ann Patchett
0156006219  Trade Paperback
0151002630  Hardcover
Mary Reading Guide Mary
Janis Cooke Newman
015603347X  Trade Paperback
Merle's Door Reading Guide Merle's Door
Lessons from a Freethinking Dog
Ted Kerasote
0156034506  Trade Paperback
0151012709  Hardcover
The Middle of Everywhere Reading Guide The Middle of Everywhere
Helping Refugees Enter the American Community
Mary Pipher
0156027372  Trade Paperback
The Millstone Reading Guide The Millstone
Margaret Drabble
0156006197  Trade Paperback
Mrs. Dalloway Reading Guide Mrs. Dalloway
Virginia Woolf
0151009988  Hardcover
0156628708  Trade Paperback
My Enemy's Cradle Reading Guide My Enemy's Cradle
Sara Young
0151015376  Hardcover
0156034336  Trade Paperback
My Life in Orange Reading Guide My Life in Orange
Growing Up with the Guru
Tim Guest
015603106X  Trade Paperback
Natives and Exotics Reading Guide Natives and Exotics
Jane Alison
0156032473  Trade Paperback
The Nature of Monsters Reading Guide The Nature of Monsters
Clare Clark
0156034085  Trade Paperback
0151012067  Hardcover
Odd Girl Out Reading Guide Odd Girl Out
The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls
Rachel Simmons
0156027348  Trade Paperback
Oh Pure and Radiant Heart Reading Guide Oh Pure and Radiant Heart
Lydia Millet
0156031035  Trade Paperback
The Optimists Reading Guide The Optimists
Andrew Miller
0156030551  Trade Paperback
The Peppered Moth Reading Guide The Peppered Moth
Margaret Drabble
0156007193  Trade Paperback
0151005214  Hardcover
The Places in Between Reading Guide The Places in Between
Rory Stewart
0156031566  Trade Paperback
Portrait of the Walrus by a Young Artist Reading Guide Portrait of the Walrus by a Young Artist
Laurie Foos
0156005433  Trade Paperback
The Princess Bride Reading Guide The Princess Bride
S. Morgenstern's Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure
William Goldman
0156035154  Trade Paperback
0156035219  Mass Market Paperbound
0151015449  Hardcover
The Red Queen Reading Guide The Red Queen
Margaret Drabble
0156032708  Trade Paperback
The Reluctant Fundamentalist Reading Guide The Reluctant Fundamentalist
Mohsin Hamid
0156034026  Trade Paperback
0151013047  Hardcover
Salmon Fishing in the Yemen Reading Guide Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
Paul Torday
0156034565  Trade Paperback
0151012768  Hardcover
The Sea Lady Reading Guide The Sea Lady
Margaret Drabble
0156034263  Trade Paperback
0151012636  Hardcover
Seeing Reading Guide Seeing
José Saramago Translated from the Portuguese by Margaret Jull Costa
0156032732  Trade Paperback
0151012385  Hardcover
The Seven Sisters Reading Guide The Seven Sisters
Margaret Drabble
0156028751  Trade Paperback
0151007403  Hardcover
Slammerkin Reading Guide Slammerkin
Emma Donoghue
0156007479  Trade Paperback
0151006725  Hardcover
A Slave No More Reading Guide A Slave No More
Two Men Who Escaped to Freedom, Including Their Own Narratives of Emancipation
David W. Blight
0151012326  Hardcover
Slow Motion Reading Guide Slow Motion
Dani Shapiro
0156008475  Trade Paperback
The Spanish Bow Reading Guide The Spanish Bow
Andromeda Romano-Lax
0156034093  Trade Paperback
0151015422  Hardcover
Spirits of the Ordinary Reading Guide Spirits of the Ordinary
A Tale of Casas Grandes
Kathleen Alcalá
0156005689  Trade Paperback
Star of the Sea Reading Guide Star of the Sea
Joseph O'Connor
0156029669  Trade Paperback
Starting Out in the Evening Reading Guide Starting Out in the Evening
Brian Morton
0156033410  Trade Paperback
Strange Fits of Passion Reading Guide Strange Fits of Passion
A Novel
Anita Shreve
0156031396  Trade Paperback
Sunday Jews Reading Guide Sunday Jews
Hortense Calisher
0156027453  Trade Paperback
0151009309  Hardcover
Swimming to Antarctica Reading Guide Swimming to Antarctica
Tales of a Long-Distance Swimmer
Lynne Cox
0156031302  Trade Paperback
A Tale of Love and Darkness Reading Guide A Tale of Love and Darkness
Amos Oz Translated from the Hebrew by Nicholas de Lange
015603252X  Trade Paperback
0151008787  Hardcover
Tattoo for a Slave Reading Guide Tattoo for a Slave
Hortense Calisher
0156032031  Trade Paperback
This Cold Country Reading Guide This Cold Country
Annabel Davis-Goff
0156027380  Trade Paperback
0151008477  Hardcover
This Human Season Reading Guide This Human Season
Louise Dean
0156035332  Trade Paperback
0151012539  Hardcover
Those Who Save Us Reading Guide Those Who Save Us
Jenna Blum
0156031663  Trade Paperback
A Three Dog Life Reading Guide A Three Dog Life
Abigail Thomas
0156033232  Trade Paperback
0151012113  Hardcover
The Time Traveler's Wife Reading Guide The Time Traveler's Wife
Audrey Niffenegger
015602943X  Trade Paperback
Transparent Reading Guide Transparent
Love, Family, and Living the T with Transgender Teenagers
Cris Beam
0156033771  Trade Paperback
0151011966  Hardcover
The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox Reading Guide The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox
Maggie O'Farrell
0156033674  Trade Paperback
0151014116  Hardcover
The Vanishing Moon Reading Guide The Vanishing Moon
Joseph Coulson
0156030187  Trade Paperback
Vernon God Little Reading Guide Vernon God Little
DBC Pierre
0156029987  Trade Paperback
The Whistling Season Reading Guide The Whistling Season
Ivan Doig
0156031647  Trade Paperback
0151012377  Hardcover
A Window Across the River Reading Guide A Window Across the River
Brian Morton
0156030128  Trade Paperback
The Witch of Exmoor Reading Guide The Witch of Exmoor
Margaret Drabble
0156006049  Trade Paperback
A Woman in Jerusalem Reading Guide A Woman in Jerusalem
A.B. Yehoshua Translated from the Hebrew by Hillel Halkin
0156031949  Trade Paperback
0151012261  Hardcover
The Women of the House Reading Guide The Women of the House
How a Colonial She-Merchant Built a Mansion, a Fortune, and a Dynasty
Jean Zimmerman
0156032244  Trade Paperback
015101065X  Hardcover
The Women of Troy Hill Reading Guide The Women of Troy Hill
The Back-Fence Virtues of Faith and Friendship
Clare Ansberry
0156013428  Trade Paperback
The Worst Day of My Life, So Far Reading Guide The Worst Day of My Life, So Far
M. A. Harper
0156007185  Trade Paperback
The Years with Laura Diaz Reading Guide The Years with Laura Diaz
Carlos Fuentes
0156007568  Trade Paperback
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Guides for Teen Book Groups Sort by Title | Sort by Author

All the King's Men Reading Guide All the King's Men
Robert Penn Warren
Ages: 14 years and up
015101163X  Hardcover
0156012952  Trade Paperback
0156004801  Trade Paperback
All the King's Men  [2006 Movie Tie-In Edition] Reading Guide All the King's Men [2006 Movie Tie-In Edition]
Robert Penn Warren
Ages: 14 years and up
0156031043  Trade Paperback
Animals in Translation Reading Guide Animals in Translation
Using the Mysteries of Autism to Decode Animal Behavior
Temple Grandin and Catherine Johnson
Ages: 14 years and up
0156031442  Trade Paperback
The Big Burn Reading Guide The Big Burn
Jeanette Ingold
Ages: 12 years and up
015204924X  Trade Paperback
Born Blue Reading Guide Born Blue
Han Nolan
Ages: 14 years and up
0152046976  Trade Paperback
0152019162  Hardcover
A Break with Charity Reading Guide A Break with Charity
A Story about the Salem Witch Trials
Ann Rinaldi
Ages: 10 - 14
0152046828  Trade Paperback
0152003533  Hardcover
The Color Purple Reading Guide The Color Purple
Alice Walker
Ages: 14 years and up
0156028352  Trade Paperback
0151191549  Hardcover
The Color Purple (Musical Tie-in) Reading Guide The Color Purple (Musical Tie-in)
Alice Walker
Ages: 14 years and up
0156031825  Mass Market Paperbound
Girl Sleuth Reading Guide Girl Sleuth
Nancy Drew and the Women Who Created Her
Melanie Rehak
Ages: 14 years and up
0151010412  Hardcover
If I Should Die Before I Wake Reading Guide If I Should Die Before I Wake
Han Nolan
Ages: 12 years and up
0152046798  Trade Paperback
Karoo Boy Reading Guide Karoo Boy
Troy Blacklaws
Ages: 14 years and up
0156030659  Trade Paperback
Kung Fu High School Reading Guide Kung Fu High School
Ryan Gattis Illustrations by Brandon Gattis
Ages: 14 years and up
0156030365  Trade Paperback
The Life All Around Me By Ellen Foster Reading Guide The Life All Around Me By Ellen Foster
Kaye Gibbons
Ages: 14 years and up
0151012040  Hardcover
Life of Pi Reading Guide Life of Pi
Student Edition
Yann Martel
Ages: 14 years and up
0156030209  Trade Paperback
The Middle of Everywhere Reading Guide The Middle of Everywhere
Helping Refugees Enter the American Community
Mary Pipher
Ages: 14 years and up
0156027372  Trade Paperback
A Northern Light Reading Guide A Northern Light
Jennifer Donnelly
Ages: 14 years and up
0152053107  Trade Paperback
0152167056  Hardcover
Odd Girl Out Reading Guide Odd Girl Out
The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls
Rachel Simmons
Ages: 14 years and up
0156027348  Trade Paperback
Peak Reading Guide Peak
Roland Smith
Ages: 12 years and up
0152062688  Trade Paperback
0152024174  Hardcover
A Ride into Morning Reading Guide A Ride into Morning
The Story of Tempe Wick
Ann Rinaldi
Ages: 10 - 14
0152046836  Trade Paperback
0152005730  Hardcover
The Secret of Sarah Revere Reading Guide The Secret of Sarah Revere
Ann Rinaldi
Ages: 10 - 14
0152046844  Trade Paperback
The Secret School Reading Guide The Secret School
Avi
Ages: 8 - 12
0152046992  Trade Paperback
0152163751  Hardcover
Send Me Down a Miracle Reading Guide Send Me Down a Miracle
Han Nolan
Ages: 12 years and up
0152046801  Trade Paperback
Star of the Sea Reading Guide Star of the Sea
Joseph O'Connor
Ages: 14 years and up
0156029669  Trade Paperback
Swimming to Antarctica Reading Guide Swimming to Antarctica
Tales of a Long-Distance Swimmer
Lynne Cox
Ages: 14 years and up
0156031302  Trade Paperback
Transparent Reading Guide Transparent
Love, Family, and Living the T with Transgender Teenagers
Cris Beam
Ages: 14 years and up
0156033771  Trade Paperback
0151011966  Hardcover
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Reading Group Guides

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New Reading Group Guides

GraysonGrayson
Lynne Cox
0156034670
Lady of the SnakesLady of the Snakes
Rachel Pastan
0151013691
This Human SeasonThis Human Season
Louise Dean
0151012539
A Slave No MoreA Slave No More
Two Men Who Escaped to Freedom, Including Their Own Narratives of Emancipation
David W. Blight
0151012326
Merle's DoorMerle's Door
Lessons from a Freethinking Dog
Ted Kerasote
0151012709
The Florist's DaughterThe Florist's Daughter
Patricia Hampl
0151012571
Starting Out in the EveningStarting Out in the Evening
Brian Morton
0156033410
MaryMary
Janis Cooke Newman
015603347X
The Dead of SummerThe Dead of Summer
Camilla Way
0151013705
The Vanishing Act of Esme LennoxThe Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox
Maggie O'Farrell
0151014116
The Spanish BowThe Spanish Bow
Andromeda Romano-Lax
0151015422
A Woman in JerusalemA Woman in Jerusalem
A.B. Yehoshua Translated from the Hebrew by Hillel Halkin
0156031949
The Women of the HouseThe Women of the House
How a Colonial She-Merchant Built a Mansion, a Fortune, and a Dynasty
Jean Zimmerman
0156032244
Golden CountryGolden Country
Jennifer Gilmore
0156034379
The Princess BrideThe Princess Bride
S. Morgenstern's Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure
William Goldman
0156035219
The Princess BrideThe Princess Bride
S. Morgenstern's Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure
William Goldman
0156035154
The Princess BrideThe Princess Bride
S. Morgenstern's Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure
William Goldman
0151015449
The Sea LadyThe Sea Lady
Margaret Drabble
0151012636
The Whistling SeasonThe Whistling Season
Ivan Doig
0156031647
Be Near MeBe Near Me
Andrew O'Hagan
0151013039
PeakPeak
Roland Smith
0152024174
The Reluctant FundamentalistThe Reluctant Fundamentalist
Mohsin Hamid
0151013047
The Nature of MonstersThe Nature of Monsters
Clare Clark
0151012067
His Lovely WifeHis Lovely Wife
Elizabeth Dewberry
0156032554
All the King's Men  [2006 Movie Tie-In Edition]All the King's Men [2006 Movie Tie-In Edition]
Robert Penn Warren
0156031043
Be MineBe Mine
Laura Kasischke
0151012733
TransparentTransparent
Love, Family, and Living the T with Transgender Teenagers
Cris Beam
0151011966
Ambitious BrewAmbitious Brew
The Story of American Beer
Maureen Ogle
0151010129
CottonCotton
Christopher Wilson
0156030454
Hope and Other Dangerous PursuitsHope and Other Dangerous Pursuits
Laila Lalami
015603087X
The Color PurpleThe Color Purple
Alice Walker
0156028352
Karoo BoyKaroo Boy
Troy Blacklaws
0156030659
Girl SleuthGirl Sleuth
Nancy Drew and the Women Who Created Her
Melanie Rehak
0151010412
The Great StinkThe Great Stink
Clare Clark
0151011613
Kung Fu High SchoolKung Fu High School
Ryan Gattis Illustrations by Brandon Gattis
0156030365
A Tale of Love and DarknessA Tale of Love and Darkness
Amos Oz Translated from the Hebrew by Nicholas de Lange
0151008787

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